Bartolo Colon Shares Feat With Nolan Ryan After Outing Vs. Rangers


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.

Thumbnail photo via Brad Rempel/USA TODAY Sports Images

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