Will Josh Hamilton Lead the Major Leagues in Home Runs?

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Will Josh Hamilton Lead the Major Leagues in Home Runs?Josh Hamilton accomplished one of the rarest feats in all of baseball on Tuesday, blasting four home runs in a single game.

The Rangers outfielder is only the 14th player to ever do that, putting him in rare company considering 21 players have pitched perfect games.

Hamilton has been on a tear all year long so far, mashing 14 home runs through 27 games, which would put him on pace for 84 home runs over the course of the entire season. While that pace isn't sustainable, it's not beyond the pale to expect the 30-year-old to continue to stay in the hunt for the league lead in dingers when all is said and done.

He'll have his work cut out for him, however, if he wants to be the top basher in all the bigs.

Matt Kemp hasn't hit four home runs in a game yet, but he's done just about everything else. The Dodgers center fielder has 12 home runs on the year and seems hungry to avenge the MVP he lost to Ryan Braun last season despite putting up huge numbers.

Along with Braun, Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson are also annually among the league's best at hitting the long ball and this season seems no different. David Ortiz might also throw his hat into the ring if he can continue his renaissance campaign into the dog days of summer.

Who will lead the major leagues in home runs this year?

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