American professional baseball pitcher Cole Hamels plays for MLB team Atlanta Braves. He is the recipient of All-Star in 2007, 2011, 2012, and 2016 including the honor of World Servies MVP back in 2008.
Cole Hamels Bio & Family
The player was born as Colbert Michael Hamels on 27 December 1983 in San Diego, California. His family comprises of his father Gary Hamles and mother Amanda Hamels, including two other siblings. Hamels went to The Meadowbrook Middle School and Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego.
The athlete stands at a height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) tall and weighs around 91 kg.
Career, Contract & Stats
In the 2002 MLB Draft, he got the fortune to be picked by Philadelphia Phillies. A year later, he moved to minor league and played for the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws of the South Atlantic League in 2003. Almost three-season, he got back to Phillies’ active squad, and in 2008, the club paid him $500,000. The very next season, he and the team agreed upon a three years contract worth $20.5 million.
In 2012, Phillies and he penned down another contract worth $15 million for a year. Because of his inclining stats, in the same year on 24 July, he further extended a six-year contract to play for Phillies for $144 million. Nevertheless, his tenure to play for Phillies came to an end after the 2014 season. He went to Texas Rangers in 2015 and played until the 2017 season, and for the 2018 league game joined Chicago Cubs.
Cole Hamels playing stats (Picture: MLB)
The 35-year-old is a recent signee of Braves. He and the team signed a colossal one year contract worth $18 million on 4 December 2019.
Cole Hamels Wife and Kids!
Talking about his personal life, he and his wife, Heidi Strobel, relish almost thirteen years of beautiful matrimony. They walked the wedding aisle on 31 December 2006. Together they share three kids; two sons, Caleb Michael Hamels in 2009, Raxton Hamels in 2010, and a daughter Reeve Mackenzi. The pair also adopted a daughter Reeve from Ethiopia.
Cole Hamels with wife Heidi and kids during their New York trip on 30 November 2019 (Picture: Cole’s Instagram)
His wife was one of the contestants of the 6th season of the TV reality show, Survivor: The Amazon.
Some Interesting Facts About Cole Hamels
- Cole is of Dutch descent.
- During his high school, he was referred to as a “gifted student,” who scored 1510 (out of 1600) on the SAT.
- In 2003, he finished the year by receiving the Paul Owens Award, given to the best pitcher in the Phillies’ minor league system.
- Besides his professional and personal life, he invests his time for The Hamels Foundation.
- His wife supports the social cause that works for the welfare of the children across Philadelphia and Africa.