Cole Hamels asks Phillies for David Montgomery memorial patch

While in Chicago, the Philadelphia Phillies organization is sharing a special keepsake with former ace Cole Hamels.

Hamels asked for a patch in memory of Phillies chairman David Montgomery who passed away earlier this month.

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Longtime Philadelphia Phillies executive David Montgomery passes away at 72. John Rawlins has more on Action News at 4 p.m. on May 8, 2019.

The team is wearing the emblem with the initials 'D-P-M' to honor Montgomery.

Along with his role in the Phillies front office, Montgomery gave much of his time and effort in volunteer positions at PHL Sports, a division of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau; the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce; Need in Deed, a non-profit working with children in Philadelphia public schools; the Children's Scholarship Fund; and the Walnut Street Theatre.

Hamels credits Montgomery for sparking his own charitable spirit during his time in Philadelphia.

Hamels earned a no decision in his first game against his former team Wednesday night. The Cubs won 8-4.
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