Bartolo Colon reportedly was considering retirement shortly after joining the Minnesota Twins this season, but he pulled off something Friday that hadn’t been accomplished in 25 years.
The right-hander is the oldest player in Major League Baseball right now, so he has the potential to set a record pretty much any time he takes the mound. But after throwing a complete game against the Texas Rangers, Colon joined some pretty elite company.
It certainly wasn’t the flashiest start, as Colon surrendered four runs on nine hits with a walk, a home run and five strikeouts, but it was enough in the Twins’ 8-4 win over the Rangers. Ryan gave up just one earned run on a ninth-inning solo shot and struck out 13 in his start on July 4, 1992, against the New York Yankees, but there’s a reason Ryan is a Hall of Famer.
Colon set a Twins record, too.
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