(RADIO.COM Sports) Bartolo Colon found a way to recreate his magical first career home run, which came with the Mets back in 2016. Well, almost.
The 47-year-old Colon was playing a friendly game of baseball in his hometown in the Dominican Republic this past weekend, and he showed off his power stroke when he stepped to the plate, mashing a home run to dead center in what was a sight to behold.
This one was a no-doubter, just like his first and only MLB home run, which he yanked to left field off Padres right-hander James Shields on May 7, 2016, which sent Mets fans into a frenzy. In fact, one Twitter user synced up play-by-play broadcaster Gary Cohen’s audio of his home run call to Colon’s latest bomb, and it was as glorious as you’d expect.
Too bad the National League won’t have the designated hitter in 2021. Colon could have had a chance to earn a spot and play in his 22nd MLB season.
Colon last played in the big leagues in 2018, tossing 146 1/3 innings with the Rangers when he was 45 years old. He pitched for three seasons with the Mets and was an All-Star in 2016. Colon recently signed a one-year deal to play for Acereros de Monclava in the Mexican Baseball League.
For the record, Colon didn’t touch home plate on this home run, but we won’t say anything.