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Fun Cards: 1986 Topps “Record Breaker” Billy Hamilton

Minor League Stolen Base Record
Photo credit: AP

Reds prospect Billy Hamilton broke Vince Coleman‘s single-season record for most stolen bases in the minor leagues last night when he stole third base in the third inning for his 146th of the season. Coleman set the record in 1983 while playing for the Class A Macon Redbirds; Hamilton has split this season between the Advanced A Bakersfield Blaze and the AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos. Most expect a September call-up for Hamilton, but waiting until then would make the speedster ineligible for the postseason (unless the team exploits one of the loopholes in the rules).

The card above is, of course, a “fun card”…a custom creation that does not exist outside the virtual world. I used the 1986 Topps “Record Breaker” template and flipped it horizontally, making some other minor adjustments to the design.

Click here to see the video of Hamilton swiping base #146.

Congratulations, Daniel Corcino & Wilkin De La Rosa!

minor league no hitter

Pitching for the Reds AA team, the Pensacola Blue Wahoos, Daniel Corcino and Wilkin De La Rosa combined on a no-hitter against the Mobile BayBears, a Diamondbacks affiliate. See the recap here.

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