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Rangers Vs. Angels: Game Three Preview, TV Info And A Comparison of Josh Hamilton And Willie Mays

If you're not aware that Josh Hamilton's hitting anything that moves out of the park, shame on you. The Texas Rangers outfielder is slugging himself into some impressive company, as the folks over at ESPN Stats and Information found the only player in MLB history who compares historically to Hamilton's first 34 games this season.

You might have heard of him. All hail Willie Mays.

Willie Mays and Josh Hamilton are the only two players in MLB history with a .400 batting average and at least 17 homers in their team's first 34 games. Mays was hitting .405 with 17 HR for the 1964 Giants. Hamilton is hitting .402 with 18 HR for the 2012 Rangers.

Here's your pertinent information for Sunday's series finale between the Rangers and the Los Angeles Angels.

Date / Time: Sunday May 13, 7:00 p.m. CT

Location: Rangers Ballpark at Arlington, Arlington, Texas

TV: TXA-21

Radio: 103.3 FM ESPN

Probable Starters: Jered Weaver (5-0, 1.60 ERA) vs. Neftali Feliz (2-1, 3.38 ERA)

For more on the Texas Rangers, be sure to check Lone Star Ball. L.A. Angels news and info can be found at Halos Heaven, and all your MLB news is at Baseball Nation.

Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.