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Topic - Carlos Delgado
Josh Hamilton's historic slugfest Tuesday night in Baltimore made him the 16th player in major league history with four homers in a game. Here's how his big night stacks up against the rest.
Josh Hamilton became the 16th player to hit four home runs in a game, launching a quartet of two-run drives against three different pitchers in a history-making performance that carried the Texas Rangers to a 10-3 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday.
A celebrity-enhanced ACLU delegation criticized Puerto Rico's government Tuesday for using police to keep the island's main university system open during a strike over a new fee, with members saying they found clear evidence in which officers abused students during the protests.
A leading gay-rights organization has demanded an apology from Kobe Bryant for apparently using a derogatory gay term in frustration over a referee's call during the Lakers' game Tuesday night.
Carlos Delgado officially gave up Wednesday on coming back from a hip injury, announcing his retirement from baseball two years after he was sidelined with 473 career home runs.
On a day of milestone hits, Jose Bautista's big shot won the game.
Nobody in sports drags his feet more than baseball owners — except maybe receivers trying to stay in bounds. They put off drug testing until their sport was syringe-deep in scandal. They put off lowering the mound until an entire league hit .230 (the AL in '68). And they've put off instant replay despite its fruitful use in football, basketball, hockey and even tennis.
Former baseball player Carlos Delgado, of Puerto Rico, and his son Carlos Antonio laugh during a press conference where Delgado announced his retirement in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Wednesday April 13, 2011.
"He was instrumental in me getting going in my career and helping me becoming the player I am now. He taught me pitchers' tendencies and different things," he said.