Player Profile: Josh Hamilton
That closeup of the trademark shows exactly what Hamilton is swinging, down to the Bible verse. Its a Birch H359 named after Hamilton’s batting title/MVP season of 2010 when he hit .359 for the Rangers. The H359 is available in other woods, but not Birch, though Louisville is selling Birch in a C271, I13, and C243 on BaseballExpress.com.
Franklin CFX Pro in Angels Colorways
Franklin sent us a great shot of one of Hamilton’s exclusive colorways of the CFX Pro that we (oddly enough) have not seen him wear this year.
We’ve seen him in combinations of red/grey (2 photos above) and these grey/grey/reds as well:
None of these are available, but there are plenty of color choices at the link above.
Nike Air Huarache 2K4 in Angels Colorways
Hamilton is one of the only guys we’ve seen with custom colorways on the 2K4 (Kemp gets the star treatment, too). Though Hamilton’s colorways aren’t available, there’s a nice selection at the link above.
Damn those are fresh.
Here’s some info on why many players use this hitting aid. I see it on a lot of guys’ thumbs.
EBI Elbow Guard
Hamilton has been wearing this elbow guard forever. He actually shares it with fellow big bopper Chris Davis (the Rangers team doctor is probably the guy responsible). Unfortunately, these are nowhere to be found.
We all know the intimate relationship we have with our gloves. It, literally, is an extension of yourself, so there’s no wonder why ballplayers have such an affection for their glove. Josh Hamilton is no different. These interviews with Josh are just too good not to share:
Josh’s “puppy” is a Wilson A2000 JH32-GM model, and like a growing puppy, it’s got a heck of an appetite. Hamilton is what scouts call 5-tool. Rarely does a player come along with his type of power that can patrol center field like Hamilton can. He also has a rifle for an arm (he threw 95 mph off the mound in high school) and his mechanics from the outfield are flawless (as seen in the video above).
On those sweltering summer days in Arlington, Texas, Hamilton shields the glare with a pair of white Kaenon Hard Kore sunglasses.
Here are the links: