Billy vs. the kid: Reds star races young girl

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FLORENCE, Ky. — Throughout Reds Caravan this week, kids have wanted a piece of center fielder Jerseys. During the question-and-answer sessions at each stop, youngsters have often asked Hamilton how fast he really is or how many bases he thinks he can steal.

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On Sunday, during the Caravan finale at Florence Mall in Northern Kentucky, a young girl threw down the gauntlet on Hamilton. Holding a microphone in front of several hundred of her fellow Reds fans , she asked him if he would like to have a race.

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Hamilton responded that after the Q&A was done, he would oblige her. He proved Tony Cingrani Jersey #52 to be a man of his word, but he was no match for this particular girl.

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In the short sprint across the mall floor , the girl showed her own speed and edged out Hamilton, who stole 57 bases last season for Cincinnati.

How did Hamilton respond? He graciously gave his footrace foe the No. 6 jersey off of his back, and he autographed it.

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Mark Sheldon is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Mark My Word, follow him on Twitter @m_sheldon and Facebook and listen to his podcast. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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