Hamilton makes Sports Illustrated cover

Hamilton makes Sports Illustrated cover

Published Jun. 6, 2012 7:55 p.m. ET

OAKLAND, Calif. — Just a little more than four years after making his debut on the cover of Sports Illustrated, Josh Hamilton has found his way back to the cover of the magazine.

Hamilton is on the cover this week and the subject of a story entitled "The Fragile Brilliance of Josh Hamilton."

The Rangers have had seven players make the cover of SI and Hamilton and Nolan Ryan are the only ones to make it twice in Texas uniforms.

Hamilton was interviewed for the story when the team was in Houston.

"Hopefully they did a good job with the story," Hamilton said. "I spent an hour and a half with the guy. They talked to Katie (Hamilton's wife.). We had a message we wanted to get in there and get across and hopefully it made it. It's always cool to be on the cover."