ON THE FIELD

THE ATHLETE

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS & HONORS

4x ALL-STAR
4x ALL-STAR

2007, 2011, 2012, 2016

ROBERTO CLEMENTE AWARD NOMINEE
ROBERTO CLEMENTE AWARD NOMINEE

2016

NO-HITTER
NO-HITTER

2015

STEVE CARLTON MOST VALUABLE PITCHER AWARD
STEVE CARLTON MOST VALUABLE PITCHER AWARD

2012

CY YOUNG AWARD 4TH RUNNER-UP
CY YOUNG AWARD 4TH RUNNER-UP

2011

ROBERTO CLEMENTE AWARD NOMINEE
ROBERTO CLEMENTE AWARD NOMINEE

2009

WORLD SERIES CHAMPION & MVP
WORLD SERIES CHAMPION & MVP

2008

NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES CHAMPION & MVP
NATIONAL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES CHAMPION & MVP

2008

BABE RUTH AWARD
BABE RUTH AWARD

2008

STEVE CARLTON MOST VALUABLE PITCHER
STEVE CARLTON MOST VALUABLE PITCHER

2008

STEVE CARLTON MOST VALUABLE PITCHER
STEVE CARLTON MOST VALUABLE PITCHER

2007

 I KEPT BELIEVING THAT IF I GOT MY INNINGS IN, IT WOULD COME. I JUST KEPT BELIEVING.

– COLE HAMELS

THE BIG LEAGUES

PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES

2006 – 2015

In May 2006, Cole made is major league debut with the Philadelphia Phillies. In his rookie season, Cole secured a starting position and continued to make great strides. In 2007, Cole won the Steve Carlton Most Valuable Pitcher award, the Phillies’ top award for MLB pitchers. Cole started the 2008 MLB season as the Phillies’ top pitcher and ultimately finished the season as a World Series Champion and won the World Series Most Valuable Player award. Cole signed a three-year contract with the Phillies following the 2008 season.

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With the help of fellow pitcher Roy Halladay, Cole mastered his cut-fastball in 2011. Cole’s ERA reached a career best at 2.79 and his performance for the season led him to be voted 5th for the CY Young award. Cole remained to be one of the Phillies most consistent star players. In his final game with the Phillies, Cole had a no-hitter game against the Cubs.

TEXAS RANGERS

2015 – PRESENT

In 2015, Cole was traded to the Texas Rangers. Cole quickly had a positive influence on the Rangers as they claimed the AL West title on the last day of the season while Cole pitched a complete-game, three-hitter in a win over the Los Angeles Angels. Cole entered into the 2016 season as the Rangers’ Opening Day starting pitcher. On June 12, Cole hit a career milestone recording his 2,000th career strikeout. Cole is the 77th player in history and 7th active player to reach this milestone. Then on September 28, Cole claimed his 200th strikeout of the season against the Milwaukee Brewers.

THROUGHOUT THE YEARS

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Cole running bases, 1992

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Cole playing high school baseball, 1999-2002

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Cole is drafted to the MLB, 2002

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Cole takes on the major leagues, 2006

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Cole joins the All-Star Team, 2007

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World Series and NLCS champion & MVP, 2008

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Cole signs 3-year deal with the Phillies, 2009

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Cole learns to throw a cut-fastball, 2010

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Cole joins the All-Star Team, 2011

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Cole returns to the All-Star Team and signs a 6-year deal, 2012

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Cole traded to the Texas Rangers, 2015

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Cole returns to the All-Star Team, 2016

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MORE OF COLE

THE MAN

Even this All-Star spends time off the field. Cole's dedication carries over to his family and exploring the world.

THE HUMANITARIAN

Inspired by his wife, Heidi, Cole is dedicated to improving communities by providing educational opportunities to impoverished children as well as supporting American troops.