Sunday, January 19, 2014

Video: A look back on Billy Hamilton's electrifying big league debut

On a fateful Cincinnati night in early September, Billy Hamilton made his long-awaited major league debut, before thousands of eager Reds fans in the stands at Great American Ball Park.

The speedy Hamilton entered the game against the Cardinals in the bottom of the seventh inning as a pinch runner for Ryan Ludwick. One pitch later, Hamilton was sliding into second base with his first career steal, and it came against the league's top defensive catcher, Yadier Molina, too.

Moments later, Hamilton crossed home plate for his first career run, thanks to an RBI double by Todd Frazier down the third base line.

That is all the Reds needed on this evening as they paced to a classic 1-0 victory over their hated rivals from St. Louis.

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