Billy Hamilton

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Birthday
9, 1990
Birthplace
Collins, MS
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
9, 1990 (age 27)
Birthplace
Collins, MS

About

Speedy center fielder who debuted in the MLB with the Cincinnati Reds in September 2013. He finished 2nd in the MLB in stolen bases with 56 in 2014, his first full season in the big leagues.

Before Fame

He was all-state in baseball, basketball and football during his time at Taylorsville High School in Mississippi. He turned down a scholarship to play wide receiver for the Mississippi State football team.

Trivia

After his stellar 2014 rookie campaign, he finished 2nd in National League Rookie of the Year voting, behind New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom.

Family Life

He grew up in Colins, Mississippi, with his sister Felicia. He tragically lost his nephew K.C. Cole in a car accident in May of 2016.

Associated With

He became teammates with star first baseman Joey Votto on the Reds in 2013.