Bartolo Colon Bio, Net Worth, Weight, Height, Age, Career Stats and Salary

Cleary not the greatest baseball pitcher of all time, but indeed Bartolo Colon has his name written in gold in the history of professional baseball. By virtue of being a free agent, it’s clear he’s way past his prime, but that hasn’t stopped Bartolo from playing the beautiful game and creating records as he has always done from the onset of his career. The 2018 season saw him become the oldest active MLB pitcher. Let’s learn more about Colon.

Bartolo Colon Bio

Bartolo Colon was born on the 24th of May 1973 to Miguel and Adriana Colon in Altamira, Dominican. He spent his childhood living with his parents in a house that had no running water, interior plumbing, nor electricity. Responsibilities came to Bartolo at a very tender age as he started working at the age of 9 alongside his father, helping him harvest coffee beans and fruits.

He was taught how to play baseball by his father although, he had to play using a piece of tightly bound rags as his family was too poor to afford a proper ball. As a result of this, he worshipped his dad. Even as a young boy, Bartolo showed dominance at the game while playing in neighborhood competitions. However, he first drew attention at the age of 16 when a bird dog for the Cleveland Indians watched him pitch in a youth game. One would think that it was the start of good things to come for young Bartolo but it wasn’t, he was turned away from several trials even though he was old enough for a contract.

He eventually succeeded in getting his tryouts but was subjected to wait an extra two years before he was signed by the Indians in 1993 before going on to play his first Pro season in 1994.

The year 1995 was a breakthrough year for Bartolo. His outstanding performances didn’t go unnoticed as he received double awards for league pitcher of the year and Indian minor league player of the year. Ever since then, Bartolo has gone on to make history, writing his name in gold in the baseball world. He’s played for several teams which include, Montreal Expos, Chicago White Sox, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Boston Red Sox,  New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, New York Metz, Atlanta Braves, Minnesota Twins, and Texas Rangers.

Career Stats

Ever wondered why Bartolo is considered one of the greatest to ever grace the game of baseball, here are some facts to douse your curiosity.

Back in 2005, he was the AL wins leader and also received the year’s AL Cy Young Awards. Big Sexy, as he has been nicknamed, has taken part in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game four times (1998, 2005, 2013, and 2016). As of September 2018, his MLB stats boasts of 565 games in which he started 552. While his Looses sit at 188, his Wins are a massive 247. Innings Pitched totaled 3461.2, Strikeouts is 2535, and Walks + Hits/Innings Pitched is at 1.31.

Net Worth and Salary

With an estimated net worth of $70 million, Bartolo Colon is obviously one of the highest earners in the game. In the year 1997, while pitching for Cleveland Indians, he earned a salary of $150,000 which is the lowest he ever earned in his career. The next year, his earnings increased to $180,000. In the year 2000 after signing a new contract with the Cleveland Indians, he earned a million dollars salary, making him one of the few baseball players earning that much at the time.

The highest salary he’s earned in a single year was in 2017 when he earned a whopping $12.5 million.

Wife and Family

Bartolo Colon with wife Rosanna
Bartolo Colon with wife Rosanna: Image Source

In 1996, he tied the nuptial knot with Rosanna Colon who he met in the Dominican Republic at the age of 13. The couple has been through a lifetime together, giving birth to four sons who are named Bartolo Jr,  Emilio, Wilder, and Randy. The loving couples have shared a lot together and on the 30th of September 2014, they became US citizens.

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Bartolo Weight and Height.

With a height of 180 cm and a weight of 129 kg, the popular baseball pitcher is clearly the farthest thing from sexy, however, it is important to note that he wasn’t always this big. In fact, he was really skinny in his first career shutout in 1998.

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