Greatest All-Time Texas Rangers at Each Position
By Andrew Webb
Josh Hamilton is back with the Rangers in 2017 to continue his fantastic career. Not including 2017 Hamilton has played in six seasons with the Texas Rangers. Hamilton has five All-Star appearances, along with three Silver Slugger awards. That is not all, Hamilton also won MVP with the Rangers in 2010 when he hit .359/.411/.633 with 32 homers and 100 RBI.
Hamilton has put together a career filled with accolades yet has only played in nine Major League seasons. During that time Hamilton has managed to play in four different post-season series with the Rangers. He has also played in not one, but two World Series in 2010 and 2011.
Hamilton did not win a World Series ring, but was the playoff series MVP in 2010. Hamilton had a huge 2010 season with a .359 batting average which is the Rangers all-time highest batting average in a single season.
Plenty of players have spent ten plus years with the Rangers organization. Hamilton has been able to accomplish tasks that some players have not been able to do during in their entire careers. Only six seasons with the Rangers, but has posted .302/.359/.542 with 150 homers and 531 RBI.
Hamilton is 14th all-time on the Rangers home run list. Only players higher than Hamilton with less games played are Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeria. Injuries have damaged Hamilton’s career along with some off the field issues.
After missing all of the 2016 season, Hamilton is back with the Rangers in 2017. He was signed by the Rangers on a minor-league deal with an invite to Spring Training. The legend of Josh Hamilton will hopefully continue in 2017 and beyond.