#6-Josh Hamilton‘s Four Homer Game (2012)
The start of the 2012 season for Josh Hamilton was incredible, as he started the year off hitting well over .350 with 21 home runs by the time May ended. Perhaps his most incredible performance came when he hit four home runs in one game, while going 5-5 at the plate on May 8, 2012.
At the time of the game, the MLB had not seen a four home run game in nearly a decade, and it took over five years before the next four home run game took place (Scooter Gennett). In all honestly, that game may have been the greatest single game performance at the plate in Rangers history, as Josh absolutely destroyed the Baltimore Orioles pitching staff that day.
Hamilton actually had a streak at the end of that night where he had hit five home runs over the course of six at bats, which is an incredible feat. Something else that I found pretty incredible was that in all four of his home runs during the game, Elvis Andrus was on base, so they were all two-run shots.
Love him or hate him, Josh Hamilton was an incredible player to watch during his time with the Texas Rangers, as he had so much talent, and it was unfortunate that his career was so brief.