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Thursday, May 06, 2021

Is Bartolo Colon the worst batter ever to hit a home run?

Of players to log more than 300 career plate-appearances (a group that would not have included Bartolo if he didn’t join the Mets in his 40s), these are the players with the worst batting averages. Colon’s not far from the bottom (tied for 13th-worst). Even better: Of everyone in this group, he’s the only player with a home run to his name.

So, at least by this set of parameters, which is certainly not definitive, Bartolo Colon might just be the worst batter ever to hit a home run. The subject of this Rewinder episode might be the unlikeliest home run ... ever? Please offer alternatives answers here. I’m all ears.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 06, 2021 at 12:44 AM | 20 comment(s)
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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Bartolo Colon Signs One-Year Deal With Mexican League’s Acereros

Bartolo Colon last appeared in the Major Leagues in 2018, but his baseball career isn’t over just yet.

Colon signed a one-year contract with the Acereros de Monclova of the Mexican Baseball League on Monday, according to Beisbol Puro’s Roberto Espinoza. Colon will turn 48 during the 2021 season.

Colon’s last MLB appearance came in a 24-start season with the Rangers in 2018 as he posted a 5.78 ERA. Colon is a four-time All-Star, and he won the American League Cy Young as a member of the Angels in 2005. Colon even flashed his skill with the bat in his final MLB seasons, smacking a home run for the ages against the Padres in 2016.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 16, 2021 at 12:09 PM | 37 comment(s)
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