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Hamilton Named Rookie of the Month

Hamilton in Futures Game

Billy Hamilton's accolades on the base paths put him at or near the top of Cincinnati prospects lists for the past couple of seasons. Now he's halfway into his rookie campaign and his progress is suggesting that big things can be expected from the speedster.

Billy Hamilton is answering critics by getting recognition for June's Rookie of the Month. It was a well-deserved award as he hit .327 with a .348 on-base percentage. Surprisingly he also popped four home runs to help power his slugging percentage for the month to. 500. Of course speed is the name of Hamilton's game and he swiped 16 bags in 27 games to raise his season total to a league second...

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