Mark Hamilton (baseball)

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Mark Hamilton
MarkHamiltonSTL.jpg
Hamilton with the St. Louis Cardinals
Free agent
First baseman
Born: (1984-07-29) July 29, 1984 (age 30)
Baltimore, Maryland
Bats: Left Throws: Left
MLB debut
April 20, 2011 for the St. Louis Cardinals
Career statistics
(through 2011 Season)
Batting average .197
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 4
Teams

Mark Alan Hamilton (born July 29, 1984) is an American professional baseball first baseman in the Atlanta Braves organization.

Early and personal life[edit]

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 career[edit]

Draft and Minor Leagues[edit]

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 Cardinals[edit]

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 Sox[edit]

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 Braves[edit]

In December 2013, Hamilton signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves that includes an invitation to spring training.[3]

References[edit]

  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. 

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