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Johns Joseph Hamilton

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In the 1990 Baseball World Cup, Joey Hamilton was 0-1 with a 9.64 ERA for Team USA. In a 23-1 loss to Cuba, he allowed 10 runs in two innings.

He was the fourth overall pitcher taken in the 1991 amateur draft. Strangely, the first two - Brien Taylor and Kenny Henderson - never saw major league action.

He became the first Toronto Blue Jays pitcher to hit a double on July 14, 2001 off Nelson Figueroa of the Philadelphia Phillies. It was also the first RBI by a Blue Jays pitcher, scoring battery mate Darrin Fletcher.

He set a record for futility when he began his career by being hitless in his first 57 at-bats before recording his first hit in 1995. The record was broken by Jon Lester in 2015. Joey hit a lot better after getting the first hit under his belt, as he collected 43 hits in his career, including 8 doubles and 4 homers, for a .127 batting average - poor, but nowhere near that of the weakest-hitting pitchers in history.

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