Post and Courier
October 25, 2014

Josh Hamilton, ex-RiverDogs slugger, surprises kids at Louisville Slugger factory (has video)

Posted: 02/25/2014 11:53 a.m.
Updated: 02/25/2014 12:12 p.m.

Staff report

Josh Hamilton recently surprised a youth baseball team visiting the Louisville Slugger baseball bat factory in Kentucky.

Well, maybe some of the kids aren't as surprised as Los Angeles Angels fans would be if a cardboard display virtually came to life. But the West Louisville Warriors also got some baseball advice and batting tips from the veteran Major League slugger, who was a South Atlantic League All-Star for the Charleston RiverDogs in 2000.

Hamilton, 32, recovered from an early season slump in 2013 to hit .250 for the Angels with 21 home runs.