Mets Pitcher Bartolo Colon Breaks Records after First Career Home Run
One of sports greatest oddities added to his legend Saturday night in San Diego. 42-year-old New York Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon connected off of Padres starter James Shields for his first ever home run. The ball sailed over the left field wall at Petco Park to set a Major League record for the oldest player ever to hit his first home run. Colon's feat was so popular that Topps Trading Cards sold 8,826 of their new NOW on-demand trading cards over a 24-hour window, shattering their previous record of 1,808 cards for Jake Arrieta's no-hitter.
Colon was trending on social media throughout the weekend and fans continue to marvel at the 18-year veteran. He is currently 3-1 with a 2.82 ERA for the Mets in seven starts this season.