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Cole Hamels retirement night added to Phillies 2024 season schedule

Digital Brief: Dec. 17, 2023 (AM)
Digital Brief: Dec. 17, 2023 (AM) 03:13

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- The Philadelphia Phillies are set to celebrate the career of one of their greatest pitchers, Cole Hamels.

Following the news that Hamels would retire in August, the Phillies have added a "Cole Hamels Retirement Night" to their 2024 season promotions calendar.

The pre-game ceremony for Hamels is scheduled for Friday, June 21, when the Phils host the Arizona Diamondbacks at Citizens Bank Park. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40 p.m.

On the same night, fans 15 and older will receive a 2009 2009 National League Champions replica ring.

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Hamels, the 2008 World Series MVP, played for the Phillies from 2006 to 2015. He last played in the major leagues with the Atlanta Braves in 2020, but suffered a shoulder injury that took him out of the rotation.

He signed a minor-league contract with the San Diego Padres in February, though he never played with the team before being placed on the voluntary retired list.

Hamels' retirement marks the end of a era in Philadelphia Phillies baseball. He's the last active player from the 2008 World Series Championship team to retire from Major League Baseball.

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