Bartolo Colón

Bartolo Colón

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Bartolo Colón is a talented Dominican-American baseball player. Bartolo Colón is known for playing for 11 different Major League Baseball (MLB) teams from 1997 to 2018.

Early Life

Bartolo Colón was born on 24 May 1973 and he is currently 49 years old. He hails from Altamira, Dominican Republic, and his zodiac sign is Gemini. Likewise, he is also famous for his nickname Big Sexy.

Talking about his family, Colón’s father is Miguel and his mother is Adriana. Growing up in the town of Altamira, this personality worked long days alongside his father. The father-son duo harvested coffee beans and fruit together from Bartolo’s age of 9 to 14 years old. Sadly, he lost his mother in the year 2014 to breast cancer.

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Caption: Bartolo Colón in a photo from his youth while playing baseball. Source: Twitter

Career

Professionally, Bartolo Colón is a famous baseball player. Besides being a baseball player, this personality also co-authored the book titled Big Sexy: In His Own Words with Michael Stahl. This book was released on May 12, 2020.

As a baseballer, Colón plays as a pitcher who is a free agent. Prior to this, this baseball player has played for 11 different Major League Baseball (MLB) teams. He played for the Cleveland Indians from 1997 to 2002 and with Montreal Expos in 2002.

He then stayed with Chicago White Sox in 2003 and once again in 2009. From 2004 to 2007, he played for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and for Boston Red Sox in 2008. Furthermore, with New York Yankees, this baseball player played in the year 2011 and later on with Oakland Athletics from 2012 to 2013.

Then from 2014 to 2016, Bartolo played for the New York Mets. In the year 2017, he played for Atlanta Braves and Minnesota Twins. Finally, he played with the team Texas Rangers in 2018.

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Caption: Bartolo Colón during a baseball game. Source: The New Yorker

More Details

Moreover, this player made four MLB All-Star Games. They were for the Indians in 1998, Angels in 2005, Athletics in 2013, and Mets in 2016. Similarly, this player won the American League Cy Young Award with the Angels in the year 2005. This was when Colón led the American League in wins.

Early in the 2016 season, this famous baseball player was 42 years old when he became the oldest player to hit his 1st career home run. Then at age 45, he became the oldest active MLB player and the last active Major Leaguer who played for the Montreal Expos. This was during the 2018 season.

Again in the 2018 season, Bartolo and Rangers teammate Adrián Beltré became the last active MLB players to have played in the 1990s. Furthermore, he signed with the Acereros de Monclova of the Mexican League on 14 February 2020.

Net Worth

Moving on, Colón has a net worth of around $55 million US dollars. His earnings as a baseball pitcher as well as the author of his book Big Sexy: In His Own Words contribute to his net worth.

Personal Life

Bartolo Colón is a married lad. His wife’s name is Rosanna and they have four sons together. The lovely family of six resides in New Jersey. On 30 September 2014, Colón and his wife became US citizens. Talking about the beginning of this couple’s relationship, Bartolo and his wife met each other in the Dominican Republic when he was only 13 years old.

Likewise, in the year 2015, a Washington Heights woman sued this baseball player seeking child support for her son and daughter. The woman’s claim was that Bartolo had fathered her children during his marriage. On 17 June 2016, the basebaMiguelller and Alexandra Santos agreed to a deal that included child support payments.

Therefore, altogether, this baseball player has six children namely Wilder, Randy, Briana, Bartolo Jr., Emilio, and Alexander.

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Caption: Bartolo Colón posing for a photo with his family. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Bartolo Colón stands tall at an approximate height of 5 feet 11 inches or 180 cm and her weight is around 265 lbs or 120 kgs. Likewise, the baseball player has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color. Besides these, Colón’s other body measurements including his chest-waist-hip measures, dress size, etc. are still under review.

Social Media

Talking about his social media presence, Bartolo Colón is available on Instagram under the username @bcolon40. As of August 2022, this profile has garnered over 170K followers. Likewise, he has more than 98K followers on his “Bartolo Colon” Facebook profile. Other than this, Bartolo doesn’t seem to have profiles on other platforms like Twitter, Tiktok, Youtube, etc.

 

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