Last night in San Diego, soon-to-be 43-year-old Bartolo Colon hit the first home run of his major league career. He became the oldest player in major league history to hit his first career home run.
Padres starter James Shields threw a four-seam fastball at 90.73 miles per hour, according to Statcast. It was right down the middle of the plate, and it left Colon's bat at 96.8 miles per hour and an angle of 35 degrees.
The ball landed 365 feet from home plate, and because Statcast is great, we know that it took him 30.5 second to complete his home run trot.
Gary Cohen's call of the home run was outstanding and takes the cake here, but Howie Rose's call on WOR was pretty good, too.
And here's the Spanish call from Juan Alicea and Max Perez Jimenez of ESPN Deportes:
Bartolo's Mets teammates were all downright giddy after the home run, and they played the "empty the dugout" prank that often gets played on hitters who hit their first major league home runs.
Colon and his teammates talked about the home run after the game. Kevin Plawecki said that he almost missed third base on the home run because he was so excited.
MLB has unsurprisingly already made a "THIS" commercial out of the home run.
And the home run was caught by a Mets fan in left field. Here's Bartolo with that Mets fan's son and the baseball.