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COLE HAMELS SIGNED & INSCRIBED GAME USED BASEBALL " NO HITTER 7-25-15" RARE
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I chose not to have the hologram attached to ball - the auth card # matches the hologram which can attach to baseball but I liked it clean - Great signature and piece of Cole and MLB history
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Stone Cole: Hamels no-hits Cubs
Hamels no-hits Cubs 5:52
7/25/15: Cole Hamels dominates the Cubs on his way to recording the 13th no-hitter in Phillies history
By Carrie Muskat and Todd Zolecki /
CHICAGO -- If this was Cole Hamels' last start with the Phillies, it was a beauty. A prime target for teams looking for starting pitching prior to Friday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, the left-hander threw a no-hitter in the Phillies' 5-0 victory over the Cubs on Saturday at Wrigley Field.
"Nothing will top winning a World Series, but this is right under it," said Hamels.
Hamels on his no-hitter
PHI@CHC: Hamels discusses tossing no-hitter vs. Cubs
7/25/15: Cole Hamels talks about throwing his no-hitter against the Cubs for the 13th in Phillies history and gets a bath from his teammates
Ryan Howard belted a three-run homer off Jake Arrieta in the third to back Hamels, who struck out 13 for the 29th double-digit strikeout game of his career. How frustrated were the Cubs? When Jorge Soler struck out in the seventh, his third K of the day, he broke his bat over his knee. After all, Hamels had more hits himself -- he doubled in the eighth -- than Chicago did in the game.
"It's not what I envisioned," Hamels said, asked about this possibly being his final start for the Phillies. "It's not what I thought. It's not in my thought process. I think all I've been thinking about the past couple days was just to kind of correct my pitching, just being able to be out there and enjoy the moment.
"Just a surreal moment."
It was the third no-hitter in the Major Leagues this season (Chris Heston and Max Scherzer) and first time the Cubs have been no-hit since the Dodgers' Sandy Koufax did so on Sept. 9, 1965, throwing a perfect game in a 1-0 win. That was 7,920 games ago. The last no-hitter at Wrigley was Sept. 2, 1972 by the Cubs' Milt Pappas.
The game ended with Kris Bryant flying out to center fielder Odubel Herrera, who dove at the warning track to make the grab. It was Herrera's second hit-saving catch of the game as he robbed David Ross of a potential double in the eighth. Once the Phillies realized Herrera had caught Bryant's ball, they mobbed