Bartolo Colon, 50, to officially retire in September with ‘retirement ceremony at Citi Field’

After 21 years in Major League Baseball, Bartolo Colon, 50, will officially retire this September after amassing 247 career wins.

Colon will officially retire on Sept. 18 at Citi Field, home of the New York Mets, according to Sportsnet New York.

“I’ve played for a lot of teams, but playing for the New York Mets was very special to me,” Colon said of his decision to retire with the Mets.

To commemorate the occasion, the Mets will give away “Big Sexy” shirts to the first 15,000 fans at Citi Field on September 18. That’s Colon’s nickname.

Colon made his major league debut in 1997 with the Cleveland Cavaliers (then Indians) and played for 11 teams through 2018.

His best years were in Cleveland. But the best moment of his career came in 2005, when he played for the Los Angeles Angels. At the time, Colon won the American League Cy Young Award.온라인바카라

He spent the last three seasons with the New York Mets, from 2014 to 2016, compiling a 44-34 record and a 3.90 ERA.

In 565 games (552 starts) over his 21-year major league career, Colon pitched a whopping 3461 2/3 innings, going 247-188 with a 4.12 ERA. Unfortunately, he never reached 250 wins.

He was a four-time All-Star and played in the postseason seven times (10 series), starting in 1998. However, he never won a World Series.

Colon holds an unusual record. In 2016, he became the oldest player in Major League Baseball history to hit his first home run off James Shields.

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