Former All-Star Pitcher Cole Hamels Announces Retirement


The MLB has seen the emergence of some incredibly talented pitchers over the past few years, and as that happens, the previous generation walks away, and while we still see names like Justin Verlander, Clayton Kershaw and Max Scherzer doing their thing, another star from that era has now officially announced his retirement.

This time it's Cole Hamels, most known for his time as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies from 2006-2015, where he would lead them to the World Series in 2008 as the World Series and NLCS MVP, also racking up three All-Star appearances throughout that time.

Since leaving, he spent time with Atlanta, Texas and Chicago, but could never quite find the magic again, and now, after signing with San Diego in a bid to get back to the majors, he has informed them that he is calling it quits on an incredible career that saw him go 163-122 with a 3.43 ERA and over 2,500 career strikeouts. So we wish all the best for Hamels in the next stage of his career.

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