After 19 Years, This Baseball Player Finally Hit His First Home Run
Mets starter Bartolo Colon was already a fan favorite for his solid pitching and significant heft, and then he launched his first career home run.By Carter Woodiel | May 8, 2016
They say every time you go out to the ballpark you have a chance at witnessing history, and on Saturday, fans in San Diego witnessed the best kind of history — a home run by Bartolo Colon.
The 285-pound Mets starter lifted a James Shields pitch over the left field wall at Petco Park for his first career homer. The blast sent Mets fans in the stands — and the players in the New York dugout — into a frenzy.
Before this, when fans thought of Colon hitting, they'd probably think of his helmet falling off while he struck out or maybe the time he hit an RBI double last year. Either way, this is a really big deal.