Posted 5/14/12 at 4:45 PM

Hamilton's bat is headed to the Hall

There's usually a ten-year career minimum for enshrinement in Cooperstown. Josh Hamilton's bat only needed one week.

Hamilton agreed to donate the lumber to the Hall of Fame following his four-homer game against the Orioles last Tuesday, and will now make good on that promise after breaking the bat on a seventh-inning RBI single Sunday night.

"She died a hero," Hamilton said. "She was tired, she was getting a little weak."

Wrap your mind around this: The Rangers center fielder launched nine long balls in a six-game stretch from May 7-12, including eight with the same bat. Hall of Fame second baseman Johnny Evers (of "Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance" fame) went yard 12 times in his 18-year career.

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