Cole Hamels Success Story
Cole Hamels is an American professional baseball pitcher who now plays for Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball (MLB). He played for the Philadelphia Phillies from 2006 to 2015.
Cole Hamels was on born December 27, 1983 in San Diego, California. He attended Meadowbrook Middle School and Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego.Apart from base ball, he excelled in studies. He scored 1510 (out of 1600) on the SAT.
Scouts were interested in Hamels while he was in high school primarily because his fastball was clocked as high as 94 miles per hour (151 km/h), and his secondary offerings were considered advanced. Hamels was drafted in the first round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft by the Philadelphia Phillies and on 23 August, Hamels and the Phillies agreed to terms for a $2 million signing bonus.
Hamels began his professional baseball career in 2003, pitching for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws of the South Atlantic League. His minor league statistics included a record of 14–4 with a 1.43 ERA and 273 strikeouts in 35 games pitched. For his performance, the Phillies promoted him to the major league club
Cole Hamels played for Philadelphia Phillies from 2006 to 2015 and on july 31, 2015 , Hamels was traded to the Texas Rangers along with Jake Diekman in exchange for Matt Harrison, Nick Williams, Jorge Alfaro, Jake Thompson, Alec Asher, and Jerad Eickhoff.In the MLB he has a Win–loss record of 114–91. ERA: 3.32 and Strikeouts:1,857
- 2007, April 21 first career complete game
- 2007, June 2nd first career complete game at home
- 2008, May 15, first complete-game shutout
- Member of All-Star team in 2007,2011 and 2012
Hamels married Heidi Strobel, on December 31, 2006. They resides in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania with two sons Caleb Michael, Braxton and adopted baby girl Reeve. Hamels runs the The Hamels Foundation with his wife. The foundation was started in 2008, its funds childhood programs in Philadelphia and Africa
World Series MVP, NLCS MVP, Phillies Pitcher of the Year, Babe Ruth
Phillies Pitcher of the Year