Former Phillies starter, World Series MVP Cole Hamels retires from baseball: What’s his legacy?

Former Phillies starter, World Series MVP Cole Hamels retires from baseball: What’s his legacy?

Pitcher Cole Hamels has retired from baseball after 15 seasons, the San Diego Padres announced Friday. Here’s what you need to know:

Hamels, 39, played his first 10 seasons for the Philadelphia Phillies before heading to the Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves. He signed a minor-league deal with the Padres this offseason but never reached the majors.
Instrumental in the Phillies’ 2008 title run, Hamels was named World Series MVP after going 4-0 with a 1.80 ERA through five postseason starts.
The 2002 first-round pick was 163-122 in his career with a 3.43 ERA and 2,560…


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