History was made in Baltimore last night as Josh Hamilton became the 16th player in baseball history to hit four home runs in a single game. The Texas Rangers slugger accomplished a feat that statistically is more rare than throwing a perfect game and he joins an elite club in the process.
While it’s something that happened against the hometown Orioles, the small crowd at Camden Yards gave Hamilton his due. “The crowd and appreciation let’s you know they are true baseball fans,” Hamilton said according to Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun.
“They’re not only fans of their own team, but they love the game and appreciate it when somebody does something of that caliber.”
Hamilton said that typically he hears heckling from Baltimore fans while taking the field, but the crowd of 11,263 gave him a warm ovation when he came out to his position in center field in the bottom on the ninth.
We might not be able to fill the ballpark for our own team, but at least our fan base is smart enough to cheer a guy when he makes history.