From 1888-1901 Hall Of Famer Billy Hamilton stole 100 bases four times during his career. Over a century later a Cincinnati Reds prospect of the same name is looking for his 100th stolen base in the minors. Billy Hamilton entered Wednesday night five stolen bases away from becoming the first minor leaguer since Esix Snead to steal 100 bases in a season. In the story the Dayton Dragons shortstop talks about his quest for 100 stolen bases, missing his Mississippi home town, and having former big league speedburner Delino Deshields as his manager and mentor.
Dayton’s Hamilton offers silver lining to Reds’ season — Cincinnati.com