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PostPosted: Sat 7/3/21 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Per my previous last post in this thread, Colon is really tearing it up...

And Rich Hill isn't doing too badly at age 40, either!
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PostPosted: Tue 4/12/22 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been wanting to post this for a couple of weeks!

Bill "The Spaceman" Lee tried out for the Savannah Bananas at age 75!
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PostPosted: Tue 4/19/22 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw this a few days ago (oldest players on Opening day rosters this year) and thought of this thread - article linked here

Obviously Albert Pujols is oldest but look who No. 4 is! Exclamation
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PostPosted: Tue 5/24/22 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Happy 49th birthday to Bartolo Colón! El viejo!

Some facts from mlb.com:

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During a 21-year Major League career, the stocky right-hander known as “Big Bart” accumulated several distinctions: He was the last member of the Montreal Expos to play in the Majors, he was the last active pitcher from the 20th century, and he was the oldest player in MLB history to hit his first career home run. On top of all that, if Colón were to suit up once more in a big league uniform, he would become the sole four-decade player in Major League history whose career started in the 1990s. The ageless wonder last appeared in 2018, but he spent the ‘21 season in the Mexican League hurling for Acereros de Monclova as a 48-year-old.


Bring him back to Los Acereros! I would love to see that.
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PostPosted: Tue 5/24/22 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feliz cumpleaños, señor!
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PostPosted: Mon 8/22/22 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So let's see if Tio Alberto can actually hit the 700 HR mark in the next six weeks of the season, because he's not coming back next year.
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PostPosted: Tue 8/23/22 12:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

He hit another since, so he's inching a little closer. It's hard to imagine anyone in baseball who is not pulling for him to get there.
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PostPosted: Tue 8/30/22 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Albert is now at 694 home runs with over a month to play! Let's see if he can do it! I would rather see him than A-Rod up there over 700.
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PostPosted: Wed 8/31/22 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also, Bartolo Colon has announced his retirement. Good for him. He was very good in the peak of his career & entertaining in his later years.
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PostPosted: Sun 9/4/22 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tio Alberto is now at 695!
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PostPosted: Sun 9/11/22 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

696, as of last night, and 697 today! Smile
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PostPosted: Fri 9/16/22 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tio Alberto has hit #698 in tonight's Cardinals win over the Reds at Busch Stadium. It's a cinch.

FYI, I haven't intended to turn this into solely his thread Smile and will start one about his career separately. But for now, the countdown is on.
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