Josh Hamilton among 16 players to hit 4 homers in game

  • Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers hits a two-run home run in the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 8, 2012, in Baltimore, Maryland. Getty Images/Mitchell Layton

    Josh Hamilton, Texas, May 8, 2012

    Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers

    (CBS/AP) The Rangers' outfielder set an AL record with 18 total bases, going 5 for 5 with four two-run homers and eight RBIs in a 10-3 victory against the Orioles. Hamilton became the 16th player in major league history with four homers in a game.

    Hamilton went from first-round draft pick by Tampa Bay in 1999 to out of baseball altogether because of drug and alcohol addiction.

    He recovered and returned to MLB in 2007 with Cincinnati, and was traded to Texas, where he has become a star - the American League Most Valuable Player in 2010 - while still battling his addiction. He had a relapse before this season, but is off to a strong start.

    Hamilton, 30, now has 130 home runs in his career. Here's how his big night stacks up against the rest:

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