At 42 years old, Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon is the oldest player in Major League Baseball. Last night, against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field, Colon passed Pedro Martinez on the all-time wins list, with his 220th victory.
He is now the all-time winningest pitcher in Dominican history.
“You know, he hasn’t shown much emotion, but I think he should,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “I think it’s truly a great honor. Pedro, as great as he was — to move ahead of him in wins, it shows the durability of what Bartolo’s had to go through to get to this point.”
The Pedro he is referring to is Hall of Famer Pedro Martinez, who was tied with Colon before Monday. The former Red Sox pitcher took to Twitter to congratulate him.
Only one problem…
“Of course I don’t have Twitter,” Colon said.
So, while the longtime veteran surely will be celebrating the victory, don’t expect him to tweet about it…