MLB: Pitchers who thrived after turning 40
Bartolo Colon dazzled us last night, joining the ranks of the elite pitchers who succeeded after hitting 40.
Bartolo Colon nearly accomplished what seemed impossible last night in nearly no-hitting the reigning World Series champion Houston Astros, a team whose lineup is specifically designed to kill opponents with “small ball.”
Colon was perfect through seven innings before walking Carlos Correa to lead off the eighth and then giving up a base hit to Josh Reddick. At 44 years of age, that’s impressive. But Colon isn’t the only pitcher who’s that thrived on the mound well into his 40s. He joins the ranks of a few guys whose names are difficult to forget, even in their later seasons.