Billy Hamilton

United States

Billy Hamilton Bio

Who is Billy Hamilton

Speedy center fielder who debuted in the MLB with the Cincinnati Reds in September 2013. He finished 2nd in the MLB in stolen bases with 56 in 2014, his first full season in the big leagues.

Early Life (Childhood)

He was born in Collins, Mississippi. He was all-state in baseball, basketball and football during his time at Taylorsville High School in Mississippi. He turned down a scholarship to play wide receiver for the Mississippi State football team.

Interesting Facts

After his stellar 2014 rookie campaign, he finished 2nd in National League Rookie of the Year voting, behind New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom.

Personal Life

Hamilton attended Taylorsville High School in Taylorsville, Mississippi, where he was all-state in baseball, football and basketball. He was a top football prospect at wide receiver, turning down a scholarship offer from Mississippi State University.