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Tuesday, Jul 17 2012 11:17 AM

Hamilton's blazing inside the park homer

BY LOUIS AMESTOY Californian staff writer

Now former Bakersfield Blaze shortstop Billy Hamilton is continuining his torrid season and he's getting even more attention after recently hitting an inside-the-park home run in a game for the Pensacola Blue Wahoos against Jacksonville.

The Los Angeles Times was careful to note that Hamilton covered the bases in 13.8 seconds -- nearly a half-second faster than the best peformance by a Major League player in 2012.

Consider this: He covered 360-feet in 13.8 seconds -- just over 120 yards or 110 meters. That means he's coming through the 100-yard mark about 11 seconds, but that's also going around bases.

Well, here's the video proof of the play.

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