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Cole Hamels looking for win 100 in next start

Here’s Cole Hamels as he looked on Photo Day during Spring Training 2014

Cole Hamels last win was on September 14th, 2013 against the Washington Nationals, it left him with win number 99 on his career, all these wins coming as a Phillies pitcher. He stands to pass a couple of Phillies pitchers who have held records for a long time.

In his 9 seasons as a Phillies pitcher, Cole’s overall record is 99-75 with a 3.38 ERA. He of course was the MVP of the 2008 World Series which the Phillies won, so his successful pitching in the World Series has made him an icon of Phillies history.

Hamels is almost like a player of old times, he’s lived in Philadelphia ever since securing the very nice contracts that he’s signed with the team. While many other players just collect a paycheck and live all over the country and the world, Hamels prefers to live in Philadelphia with his wife, Heidi.

When Hamels wins his next game, he’ll be all by himself in 7th place on the Phillies all-time wins list by a Phils pitcher at 100 wins. Right now he is tied at 99 wins along with Charles Ferguson, who from 1884 to 1887, pitched in an incredible 257 games and he won 99 of them. Next up on the list is a recent Phillies pitcher, Curt Schilling, who stands at 101 total wins, so Hamels could be in 6th place by himself after he passed the 101 wins mark.

The all-time lead for Phillies pitcher wins is Steve Carlton who amassed 241 wins over his Phillies career, he went on to win 329 total games during his career combined with his Phillies wins.

We’ll find out on Tuesday night when the Phillies take on the NY Mets and Jonathan Niese at CBP at 7:05 PM.

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