When's the Last Time You Watched a 42-Year-Old Bartolo Colon CRUSH the First Home Run of His Career

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When’s the Last Time You Watched a 42-Year-Old Bartolo Colon CRUSH the First Home Run of His Career

Classic Plays, Homers

Over at Cut4, Chris Landers has a really fun post, looking back at the first and most recent Spring Training photos of the more … veteran Major Leaguers.

Among the very best looks is Bartolo Colon twenty years ago and today:

He’s truly a national treasure.

And as I got to thinking more and more about Big Sexy, who’ll be trying to break camp with the Rangers this Spring, I was reminded of the home run he hit two years ago, the first of his career … at age 42 and 11 months.

And for no other reason than because we can I thought it was time to re-visit this monster blast:

He might be a pitcher and he might be nearly 43-years-old, but you just cannot leave a pitch right here:

Because it will be crushed.

With that homer, Colon became the oldest baseball player ever to hit his first home run.


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