Gerrit Cole joined the Houston Astros in 2018 after pitching for the Pirates from 2013 to 2017. In his first season with Houston, he led the majors in strikeouts per 9 innings (12.40), and finished with a 15-5 record, 278 strikeouts, and a 2.88 ERA. On July 22, 2019, the 3-time All-Star became the second fastest pitcher to reach 200 strikeouts on the season. He finished the 2019 season with a 20-5 record, 2.50 ERA, and striking out 326 batters, making him one of the leading candidates for the AL Cy Young Award. This Rawlings official Major League baseball has been hand signed by Gerrit Cole. Each autograph is guaranteed authentic, and includes an individually numbered TRISTAR Authentic hologram.