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Billy Hamilton looked downright silly on this swing against Jeff Samardzija

On a sunny Friday afternoon in Wrigley Field, Billy Hamilton came to the plate to lead off the game, looking to enjoy the nice weather and maybe get himself a base hit. 

Instead, on a 3-2 pitch, Jeff Samardzija so completely fooled the Reds batter with a 91 mph fastball that Hamilton took an incredibly late, harmless chop at the ball. It was as if Hamilton were swatting at a fly or he had somehow morphed into me during my 1-for-17 Little League season. 

Billy Hamilton swing

Hamilton would soon have his revenge, doubling off of Samardzjia in the top of the fifth and driving in the Reds' first run in their 4-1 victory


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