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Bob Hamelin
First baseman, Designated hitter
Born: November 29, 1967 (1967-11-29) (age 42)
Batted: Left Threw: Left 
MLB debut
September 12, 1993 for the Kansas City Royals
Last MLB appearance
September 27, 1998 for the Milwaukee Brewers
Career statistics
Batting average     .246
Home runs     67
RBIs     209
Teams
Career highlights and awards

Robert James (Bob) Hamelin (pronounced /ˈhæmlɨn/; born November 29, 1967 in Elizabeth, New Jersey) is a former first baseman and designated hitter in Major League Baseball. From 1993 through 1998, Hamelin played for the Kansas City Royals (1993-96), Detroit Tigers (1997) and Milwaukee Brewers (1998). He batted and threw left-handed.

In a six-season career, Hamelin posted a .246 batting average with 67 home runs and 209 RBI in 497 games played. His stint as a professional player was marred by leg injuries, both in the minors and majors. He also suffered from an eye problem.

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Playing career

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High school and college

The Hamelin family moved from their home in New Jersey to Irvine, California when Bob Hamelin was 12 years old.[1] Hamelin attended Irvine High School [2] where he excelled in both football and baseball [1] and was named the School's Athlete of the Year as a senior. Hamelin enrolled in Santa Ana College after graduating from high school and played on the school's baseball team.[1] Soon thereafter the young baseball prospect transferred to UCLA where he continued to play baseball for his new school.[1]

Major leagues

Hamelin won the 1994 AL Rookie of the Year Award as a member of the Kansas City Royals, when he posted a .282 batting average and hit 24 home runs with 65 RBIs during the strike-shortened season.

Hamelin's nickname is "Honeybaked."

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Preceded by
Tim Salmon
American League Rookie of the Year
1994
Succeeded by
Marty Cordova
Preceded by
none
Players Choice AL Most Outstanding Rookie
1994
Succeeded by
Marty Cordova

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