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Today was a day of emotional thanks to his beloved city of Philadelphia from former Phillie pitcher Cole Hamels. After giving his final goodbyes in a press conference today, Cole and Heidi Hamels took out a full page in this Saturday Philadelphia Inquirer thanking the fans.

This message reads:

"You have given us memories that will last a lifetime. Philadelphia is the 'City of Brotherly Love' and we cannot thank you enough for the love that you have shown our family during our time here.

To the many fans, friends, and family that we have made here, we are eternally grateful. Philadelphia is where we made ouf first home and where we started our family, and it will always hold a special place in our hearts.

We wish the Philadelphia Phillies, their fans and the entire city of Philadelphia the very best. Thank you again for being an amazing part of our lives! We will never forget you!"

Cole and Heidi Hamels"


Although Hamels is now a member of the Rangers organization, he will always have a special place in many fans heart.


Andrew Shipotofsky

Staff Writer for Philliedelphia


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Linda Kriner

Love you Cole. You are a class act, and you will be missed. Best of everything to you and your wife and family.

Bill Fricker

Cole & Heidi,
Thank You both for the wonderful memories that you've given to a city that so desperetly needed soething ood to happen.
The city cannot thank you both enough for the charity work you both have done.
I will miss you Cole as you are our pitcher,our Hollywood,but maybe you'lll finally get the run support that you deserve and it's for this reason only that I'm glad you can get a ew more chances at a World Series Ring or 2 or 3.

Take Care & God Bless
Bill F


Best of luck and wish you, and your family much happiness on your new adventure.
You will be missed!

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