This Sept. 2, 2014, file photo shows Cincinnati Reds' Billy Hamilton taking a lead from first base in the first inning of an interleague baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in Baltimore. Hamilton had a sensational rookie season, setting a Reds record for stolen bases by a first-year player. The main point of emphasis in his encore: Don't get thrown out so much. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

CINCINNATI (AP) — Billy Hamilton set a Reds rookie record by stealing 56 bases, tied for second-most overall in the major leagues last season. He also wore down as the months wore on, with his hitting and stealing taking a big dive.

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