24 Facts About Cole Hamels

1. On July 27, 2018, Cole Hamels was traded to the Chicago Cubs in exchange for Eddie Butler, Rollie Lacy, and Alexander Ovalles.

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2. On May 3, 2017, Cole Hamels was placed on the 15-day disabled list due to a strained right oblique muscle.

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3. Cole Hamels became the first pitcher to win a postseason game at Great American Ball Park.

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4. Cole Hamels started his 2009 season by signing a three-year, $20.5 million contract with the Phillies.

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5. Cole Hamels commented, "I knew the importance of the game.

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6. Cole Hamels was snubbed from a selection to the All-Star Game despite strong numbers.

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7. Cole Hamels missed most of the 2004 season with elbow tendinitis, making only four starts.

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8. Cole Hamels finished the year by receiving the Paul Owens Award, given to the best pitcher in the Phillies' minor league system.

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9. Cole Hamels began his professional baseball career in 2003, pitching for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws of the South Atlantic League.

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10. Cole Hamels was a "gifted student", and scored a 1510 on the SAT.

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11. Cole Hamels was traded to the Texas Rangers in 2015 and he subsequently sparked their run to the AL West title that season.

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12. Cole Hamels was the top pitcher on the team entering the 2008 season, and during the Phillies' postseason run, during which they ultimately won the 2008 World Series over the Tampa Bay Rays, he won the World Series Most Valuable Player Award.

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13. In May 2006, Cole Hamels made his major league debut for the Phillies.

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14. Cole Hamels previously played for the Philadelphia Phillies from 2006 to 2015, and the Texas Rangers from 2015 to 2018.

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15. Cole Hamels displayed his excitement over the fact that he is.

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16. Cole Hamels will stay a Chicago Cub for the 2019 season and possibly beyond that, after the Cubs decided to pick up Hamels' $20 million option for 2019.

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17. Cole Hamels was named the Opening Day starter for the Rangers in 2016.

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18. Cole Hamels received a no-decision in Game 2 as he left the game tied, but the Rangers won in 14 innings.

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19. Cole Hamels joined Vida Blue, Mike Witt, Kent Mercker and Kevin Millwood as no-hit pitchers who pitched in a combined no-hitter.

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20. Cole Hamels was ready to pitch by the start of Spring training 2012.

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21. Cole Hamels started Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Cincinnati Reds and, for the first time in his postseason career, pitched a complete game shutout.

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22. Cole Hamels was called up to the Philadelphia Phillies in May 2006.

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23. Cole Hamels was traded to the Texas Rangers in 2015 where he sparked their run to the AL West title.

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24. Cole Hamels is expected to remain with the Cubs, whether it means picking up his $20 million option or.

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