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Card: 2020 Topps Chrome #199
Aaron Michael Nola (nicknamed "Nols") was born in Baton Rouge, LA. He is a pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies. Aaron's grandparents hail from the town of Nola, Italy a small town outside Naples and about 30km from Mount Vesuvius.
Nola played college baseball at Louisiana State University (LSU), and was drafted by the Phillies in the first round, seventh overall pick in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. Nola made his major league debut in 2015. His debut came for the Phillies against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 21, 2015.
In front of one of the largest crowds of the year at Citizens Bank Park, he gave up only 1 run in 6 innings while keeping opposite hitters off-balance with his assortment of pitches; unfortunately, his teammates were unable to score at all and he was saddled with a 1-0 loss. Ironically, the only run came on the first major league homer by his opponent that day, Nathan Karns. He did not quite match that, but did collect his first big league hit with a single off Karns in the 5th, one of only four by the Phils on the night.
He was the first Phillies player to make his major league debut in the year after being drafted since Pat Combs back in 1989. He earned his first big league win in his next start, on July 26th, defeating the Chicago Cubs, 9-5, at Wrigley Field
He was a 2018 National League All Star, and came in third in the voting for the 2018 NL Cy Young Award. In 2020, Aaron's 12.11 K/9 was the highest for any Phillies starting pitcher ever (min. 50 IP). Aaron is active on Twitter @AaronNola027.
His older brother, Austin Nola, is also a Major league player. In the 2022 NLCS, for the first time in MLB playoff history, two brothers faced off against each other in a game, with Aaron the starting pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies and Austin the starting catcher for the San Diego Padres in Game 2 of the NLCS. Their father, A.J. Nola, was in the stands in San Diego, wearing a Phillies jersey and a Padres cap.
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