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Robert James (Bob) Hamelin (born November 29, 1967 in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is a former first baseman and designated hitter in Major League Baseball. From 1993 through 1998, Hamelin played for the Kansas City Royals (1993-96), Detroit Tigers (1997) and Milwaukee Brewers (1998). He batted and threw left handed. November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1967 was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Elizabeth, as seen from Bayonne, New Jersey across Newark Bay. ... The position of the first baseman First base, or 1B, is the first of four stations on a baseball diamond which must be touched in succession by a base runner in order to score a run for that players team. ... A designated hitter, or DH, is a baseball player who is chosen at the start of a game to bat in place of the pitcher. ... Jump to: navigation, search MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... 1993 is a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1998 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... The Kansas City Royals are a Major League Baseball team based in Kansas City, Missouri. ... The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. ...


In a six-season career, Hamelin posted a .246 batting average with 67 home runs and 209 RBI in 497 games played. Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... For other uses of the phrase see Home run (disambiguation) In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run himself (along with a run for each runner who was already on... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ... In baseball statistics, games played (denoted by G) indicates the total number of games in which a player has participated (in any capacity). ...


High School Career

At Irvine High School in Irvine, California, Bob Hamelin was named the School's Athlete of the Year as a senior.


Highlights

In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given to the top rookie baseball player in the American and National Leagues. ... The Sporting News Rookie of the Year Award was established in 1946 by The Sporting News (TSN). ... In baseball statistics, slugging percentage (SLG) is a measure of the power of a hitter. ... In baseball statistics, on-base plus slugging (denoted by OPS) is defined by the sum of on base percentage (OBP) and slugging percentage (SLG). ...

External links

  • Baseball Library - profile
  • Baseball Reference - career statistics and analysis

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