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Mark Alan Hamilton (born July 29, 1984) is an American former professional baseball first baseman.

Mark Hamilton
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Hamilton with the St. Louis Cardinals
First baseman
Born: (1984-07-29) July 29, 1984 (age 34)
Baltimore, Maryland
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
April 20, 2010, for the St. Louis Cardinals
Last appearance
July 6, 2011, for the St. Louis Cardinals
MLB statistics
Batting average.197
Home runs0
Runs batted in4
Teams
Career highlights and awards

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Early and personal lifeEdit

Hamilton was born on July 29, 1984, in Baltimore, Maryland. He attended Tulane University where he played college baseball for the Tulane Green Wave baseball team. In 2006, Hamilton was a first team All-American at Tulane despite a thumb injury which forced him to miss much of the 2005 season.[1]

Professional careerEdit

Draft and Minor LeaguesEdit

Hamilton was selected by the Cardinals in the second round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft, which was a supplemental pick for loss of free agent infielder Abraham Núñez. He was added to the Cardinals' 40-man roster following the 2009 season to protect him from the Rule 5 Draft.

St. Louis CardinalsEdit

On September 18, Hamilton's contract was purchased by the Cardinals and he was promoted to the major leagues.[2] A year later after his debut, the Cardinals advanced to the postseason and eventually won the 2011 World Series over the Texas Rangers.

Hamilton was optioned to Triple-A to begin the 2012 season and was released from the Cardinals organization on August 18, 2012.

Boston Red SoxEdit

On January 4, 2013 Hamilton signed a minor league deal with the Boston Red Sox that included an invitation to spring training. Hamilton was optioned to the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox to begin the 2013 season.

Atlanta BravesEdit

In December 2013, Hamilton signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves that includes an invitation to spring training.[3] He was released on July 26, 2014.

Post-playing careerEdit

Following his retirement, Hamilton returned to Tulane to complete his bachelor's degree in neuroscience. He attends the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine.[4][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fitt, Aaron (June 13, 2006). "2006 College All-America Team". Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  2. ^ Wilhelm, David (2010-09-18). "Cardinals promote five players from Class AAA Memphis - Breaking news". bnd.com. Retrieved 2010-09-18.[dead link]
  3. ^ Silva, Drew (December 15, 2013). "Braves sign first baseman Mark Hamilton". NBC Sports. Retrieved December 15, 2013.
  4. ^ http://www.tulanehullabaloo.com/sports/article_4c89bf94-179f-11e6-b888-9bdc06277f6d.html[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ http://www.minorleagueball.com/2016/12/26/14076698/mlb-first-baseman-mark-hamilton-medicine-neuroscience

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