Bartolo Colon, 50, finally made the official announcementretireYes, he will return on the 17th.MetropolitanHe attended the team’s retirement ceremony at Citi Field. After playing in the major leagues for 21 years and 11 seasons, he decided to end his playing career as a member of the Mets.
Colón’s last major league game was in 2018, but he never missed a comeback during this period. There were reports from time to time that he was attempting to return to the major leagues. Eventually, he held a retirement ceremony after turning 50. ,
Colon began his career with the Indians (now known as the Guardians), where he stayed for 6 years. He said his family preferred that he retire in Cleveland, and he was also grateful that the Indians gave him a start. Career Opportunities, “But the fans here (New York) give me the most acceptance and support. It’s a place where I feel comfortable and at ease.”
Colón’s nickname “Big Sexy” was reinstated in a press conference on the 17th. This nickname came from his teammate Noah Syndergaard when he was with the Mets. “I thought at first, that was them calling me fat! But Sinjad said, ‘No! It’s a good name!’ From then on, this nickname stuck with me and eventually I started liking it.
Colón also set a rare record as a member of the Mets during his major league career. On May 7, 2016, he hit a home run against James Shields of the Padres, becoming the oldest player in major league history at the age of 42 years and 349 days. Old. The first hit record, Chubby Man, took 30.6 seconds to complete 4 bases.
“What I remember well is that as I started circling the bases, the bases got farther and farther away from me,” Colon said, laughing.