Josh Hamilton told reporters following the Texas Rangers’ Game 6 loss that God had told him he would hit his go-ahead 10th inning home run last night, reports Fox Sports.
“The Lord told me it was going to happen before it happened,” Hamilton told Fox. “‘You hadn’t hit a home run in a while. You’re about to right now.’”
“I probably had the most relaxed, peaceful at-bat I’ve had the whole series,” he continued.
The 30-year-old former MVP’s home run seemed at the time to be a devastating blow to the Cardinals who had just overcome a two-run deficit to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth inning. St. Louis crawled back yet-again with two outs in the bottom of the tenth, however, and eventually won with a walk-off home run in the 11th.
Prior to the at bat Hamilton had struggled at the plate in the series, managing to hit just .240 with no home runs.
The former No. 1 overall pick, who attributes his faith to helping him overcome a debilitating drug addiction, has had what many consider a storybook comeback after falling out of the game for three years in his youth. Last season in 133 games for the Rangers, Hamilton hit .359/.411/.633 with 32 home runs and 100 RBI.