Big Sexy: In His Own Words


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About the Author

Bartolo Colón is a Cy Young Award-winning and four-time All-Star baseball pitcher. He holds the record for the most career wins by a pitcher from Latin America and the Dominican Republic. He was the oldest active MLB player during the 2018 season. Michael Stahl is a full-time freelance journalist whose stories have appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, Vice, Huffington Post, and elsewhere.


"Every moment with Bartolo Colón is a story. He's an awesome guy."--Manny Ramirez "Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox teammate"
"He's a great guy, a great human being, who does a lot of things for his country, and he never takes anything for granted."--Albert Pujols "friend and World Baseball Classic teammate for the Dominican Republic"
"He could have pitched for me forever."--Terry Collins "New York Mets manager"
"He held up his right arm and said, 'Don't worry, Dad. With this arm I'm going to make you rich and you won't have to work anymore.'"--Miguel Valerio Colón "father"
"He was one of those guys who, when he took the mound, he went all out."--Omar Vizquel "Cleveland Indians teammate"
"Every time he would start, before the game we'd play hide-and-seek. He'd come out of the locker room, and I'd be hiding. I'd have a tarp over me; I'd hide behind walls. I was in garbage cans, linen baskets. And he would always find me, and he would give off this belly laugh. Sometimes I'd jump out at him from inside a closet. It was like we were a couple of kids again."--Dan Warthen "New York Mets pitching coach"
"My mother did tell me he was a genius at math, though."--José Antonio Torres Reyes "general manager at the Bartolo Colón Baseball Academy"