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Reds Prospect Sets New Record
August 21, 2012KentuckySports.co
Cincinnati Reds top prospect, Billy Hamilton (Pensacola, FL) stole his third base of thenight in the fourth inning totally 146 stolen bases on the season, a new minor league record steal. Hamilton recorded 104 of his steals for Class A Bakersfield before moving up to Double A, and has been caught stealing a total of 33 times this season. It’s likely that Hamilton will start next season with Bakersfield before quickly moving up to Triple A in Louisville, KY.
Billy Hamilton possesses more steals this season than Rickey Henderson did during his record setting season in 1982 with 130; a record that still stands in the majors.