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1997 Joey Hamilton
Position: Athlete
Joey Hamilton Bio
Courtesy: GeorgiaSouthernEagles.com
Release: 01/08/2008

A three-year letterman for the baseball Eagles (1989-91)... Was one of nine finalists for the 1990 Golden Spikes Award, symbolic of the nation's top amateur player... Earned Second Team All-America honors from The Sporting News and Baseball America as a senior... Selected as Most Valuable Player of the NCAA Midwest Regional... A two-time All-Trans America Athletic Conference Eastern Division honoree... Was the 1990 national leader in pitching victories with a school-record 18... Led GSU pitching in appearances, starts, complete games, innings pitched and strikeouts (138 in 1990) until 1995... Held the all-time record in career wins (35), inning pitched (377.2) and strikeouts (352)... Previously topped the record books in season appearances... Stood fourth all-time in career complete games (22)... Struck out 10 or more batters on 10 occasions and recorded eight shutouts during his career... Selected to pitch for the United States Baseball Federation USA Team and played in the International Baseball Association World All-Star Game... Selected by the San Diego Padres as the eighth pick over all in the 1991 amateur draft... Was promoted to the major leagues during the 1994 season... Helped the Padres to the 1996 National League West Division Championship.