Josh Hamilton: ‘I’d Rather Throw Someone Out Than Hit a Home Run’

Josh Hamilton: 'I'd Rather Throw Someone Out Than Hit a Home Run'Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton is continuing to put up amazing offensive numbers this season. Perhaps just as impressive has been his defensive play, something he takes a lot of pride in.

"You can't do it every night at the plate, but you can do it every night in the outfield," Hamilton told Heidi Watney on W.B. Mason's Red Sox Extra Innings. "I take pride in it. I'd much rather throw someone out than hit a home run."

Hamilton's defense was on display Friday night as he took extra bases away from the Red Sox multiple times before the Rangers were able to come back and win the game in 11 innings.

Be sure to check out the video below for more from Hamilton, including his thoughts on why he thinks he hits Josh Beckett so well in addition to Hamilton's explanation for the Rangers' success this year.

Josh Hamilton: 'I'd Rather Throw Someone Out Than Hit a Home Run'

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