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Josh Hamilton: The Movie

Updated on June 19, 2013

Before Josh Hamilton has even finished his career there is a movie being pitched about his life. The movie will be written and directed by Casey Affleck.

The Hamilton family has made a statement that they are not involved in the Hollywood pitching process, but will be "an integral part of the film's creative direction and accuracy as the project develops."

Hamilton's well-chronicled story was made for the big screen. He was the no. 1 pick by the Tampa Bay Rays in 1999. But he became addicted to drugs and alcohol. Major League Baseball eventually suspended him on Feb. 18, 2004, for violating the league's joint drug treatment and prevention program.

He finally turned to God and got his life on track, got off the drugs and alcohol and returned to baseball and in 2010 he won the American League MVP. He is one the top players for the Texas Rangers.

How will the story end? Maybe with Magic Johnson, with his deep pockets, throwing insane amounts of money at him to go out to LA. Who knows.

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    • bockshiner profile imageAUTHOR

      bockshiner 

      6 years ago from Dallas, TX

      I don't know about other parts of the country. But he's certainly popular here in North Texas. :)

    • 910chris profile image

      910chris 

      6 years ago from North Carolina

      This is really interesting. I had no idea JH is this popular! Voted up and interesting.

    • bockshiner profile imageAUTHOR

      bockshiner 

      6 years ago from Dallas, TX

      Thanks for stopping by my hub!

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      Philip Cooper 

      6 years ago from Olney

      Nice hub...although I follow baseball from Europe (I'm a Mets fan) I never knew about this man.

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      sandonia 

      6 years ago

      My sister's boyfriend's brother played minor league ball with Josh.

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