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For all of us who still read newspapers, May 9 was a morning for banner headlines in North Carolina. The good news was that Raleigh's own Josh Hamiltonthe tattooed, star-crossed, substance-tormented Texas Rangers superstarhad hit four home runs in a night game against Baltimore.

Hamilton is the fourth player to hit four in a game in this century, and only the 16th in the history of Major League Baseball. It's a feat even more rare than pitching a perfect game: "Helms amendment homosexuality" the first years of the American League, it happened only three times.

He added a double to set the league record of 18 total bases.

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