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Bob Hamelin from the Chronology
Jun 23, 1997 - In Detroit Yankee righty David Cone strikes out 16 his highest total in six years and Cecil Fielder hits a three-run homer as New York wins 5-2. Cone who had shoulder surgery to repair an aneurysm on May 10 1996 allows four hits including homers by Bob Hamelin and Damion Easley in eight innings.
Mar 25, 1997 - The Kansas City Royals release Bob Hamelin the 1994 AL Rookie of the Year. The 29-year-old Hamelin never lived up to his first year when he smacked 24 homers in strike-shortened season. The Tigers will sign Hamelin to a minor-league contract.
May 23, 1996 - David Howard steals home the 2nd Royal to do it in 2 days-Bob Hamelin also swiped home against the Tigers-and Kevin Appier pitches 7 2/3 strong innings to give the Royals their 4th straight win 4-2.
Jun 12, 1995 - The Royals send Bob Hamelin the 1994 AL Rookie of the Year to the their Triple-A Omaha team. Hamelin hitting .175 with 2 HRs is the first top rookie to be demoted in his sophomore year since 1982 when the Yankees sent Dave Righetti down.
May 7, 1993 - In a Triple-A game between the Omaha Royals and Oklahoma City 89ers the Royals explode for 4 consecutive HRs with 2 outs in the 8th inning of their 11-4 victory. Karl Rhodes Terry Shumpert Russ McGinnis and Bob Hamelin all connected for Omaha off Gerald Alexander After the next batter made the 3rd out Benny DiStefano led off the 9th for Oklahoma City with a homer making 5 round-trippers in 6 batters. The Royals win 11-4. Only once before in the minors have there been 4 straight homers hit: for Tulsa (Western League) on July 1 1923 Lyman Smith Jocko Conlon Wes Griffin and Jim Blakesley hit HRs off Wichita's Karl Black. They were the first four batters of the contest in the opener of a doubleheader.