The Top 5 Texas Rangers All-Star Performances in franchise history
1. Josh Hamilton, 2008 Home Run Derby
The one that takes the top ranking for the best performance during the All-Star festivities is clearly Josh Hamilton’s magical home run derby performance in 2008.
Heading into the derby, Hamilton was hitting .321 with 21 home runs and was quickly becoming one of the premier players in all of the league. Upon receiving a home run derby invite Josh Hamilton did not disappoint. Under the bright lights of the house that Ruth built, Hamilton would go on to give the crowd a showing of a lifetime. “back, back, back” yelled Chris Berman time and time again, as fans watched Hamilton pelt home run after home run, eventually ending with a record of 28 home runs in the first round.
While Hamilton would eventually tire out and lose the home run derby in the final round, it was one of the most memorable performances an athlete has ever had, and he did it under the brightest lights of the sport. Check out the memorable moment here.
These are only some of the phenomenal performances of Texas Rangers All-Stars, and hopefully as the Rangers start competing more here in the future, we can see many more performances like these.