Billy Hamilton

Advancing a base on a passed ball? Ho hum.

Going from second to home on said situation? That takes some guts, but it was exactly what Cincinnati Reds center fielder Billy Hamilton did on Tuesday afternoon against the Chicago Cubs.

Of course, it also helped that pitcher John Lackey didn’t cover home plate while catcher David Ross scampered to retrieve the ball.

Lackey must have forgotten that Hamilton, one of baseball’s fastest players who came into Tuesday’s game with 19 stolen bases and an impressive 145 in his 348 game major league career, was on second base.

Hamilton also ended up stealing three bags in the game, upping his season total to 22, third-most in the majors.

About Andrew Coppens

Andy is a contributor to The Comeback as well as Publisher of Big Ten site talking10. He also is a member of the FWAA and has been covering college sports since 2011. Andy is an avid soccer fan and runs the Celtic FC site The Celtic Bhoys. If he's not writing about sports, you can find him enjoying them in front of the TV with a good beer!