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Indians draft the son of their long-time broadcaster
Nick Hamilton goes in the 35th round of the MLB draft
by WKSU's M.L. SCHULTZE


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Nick Hamilton, the son of Indians announcer Tom Hamilton, has been deaf since age 3. His coach says that creates a few challenges and some inspiration.
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The Indians have drafted the son of Tom Hamilton -- their long time radio broadcaster.

Cleveland picked Nick Hamilton in the 35th round today of Major League Baseball draft. He’s been a key member of the Kent State baseball team that’s heading to Oregon this weekend for the NCAA Super Regional tournament .

His Kent coach, Scott Stricklin, says Nick Hamilton is the definition of a great teammate.

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Nick Hamilton is a 22-year-old DH/third baseman at Kent who’s batted .364 for a team. He played high school ball at Avon lake, and one season at Xavier before transferring to Kent. 


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