Josh Hamilton Returns to Rangers, Inducted Into Team Hall of Fame

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Former Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton made his return to the team this weekend and was officially inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame.

Hamilton was the American League MVP back in 2010 and led the Rangers to their first World Series appearance.

Issues with addictions cost Hamilton years of his career, but he was able to be a superstar for the Rangers during his first tenure.

“Looking back reminds me of God’s grace and his mercy,” Hamilton said, according to ESPN. “Some people will say that I’m a hypocrite, or they have said it. I simply say I’m human. Y’all know my story. You can’t look at that and tell me that you think I did that all on my own or with just willpower. It didn’t happen. That much willpower doesn’t exist in the world.”

Hamilton hit .302 with 150 homers and 531 RBIs in 697 games with the Rangers, and finished his career with 200 homers and 701 RBIs in 1,027 games, batting .290.