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Speedster Billy Hamilton scores home run in 13.8 seconds

July 16, 2012|By Austin Knoblauch

Of course, none of this comes as a surprise to those who saw Hamilton play with Class-A Bakersfield of the California League earlier this season. Bakersfield Blaze Manager Ken Griffey Sr. says Hamilton's abilities make him a standout on the basepaths -- and a major headache for a team's defense.

"As soon as he gets on base, there's so much pressure put on the defense," Griffey said. "He causes so many things to happen. Everybody's tensed up. Even the crowd gets into it, home or away, because they know he's going to run, just not when."

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