JockBio Vital Stats
  • Anaheim Angels
• Pitcher • #40
  • Height: 5' 11"
• Weight: 250 • Born: 5/24/73
  • Before Bartolo hit his first homer at age 42, the previous record was held by Randy Johnson, who hit his first in 2003 at age 40.
  • When Bartolo beat the Orioles in 2015, he set a record by defeating the same club while wearing seven different uniforms.
  • Bartolo notched his 200th win against the Phillies in 2014.
  • In 2012, Bartolo threw 38 consecutive strikes—the most since MLB began keeping that statistic in 1988.
  • Bartolo’s 18 wins in 1999 were the most by an Indian during the decade.
  • In 2000, Bartolo became the first Indians hurler to top 200 strikeouts since Dennis Eckersley in 1976.
  • In 2000, Bartolo tied Bob Feller’s Cleveland record by striking out the first six Blue Jays he faced in a July game.
  • Bartolo earned his 100th victory against the Kansas City Royals at the end of the 2003 season.
  • In 2004, Bartolo became the first pitcher since Bobo Newsom to win 18 games with an ERA over 5.00.
  • Bartolo won six games against the Rangers during the 2004 season.
  • In 2005, Bartolo became the first Angel to win the Cy Young Award since Dean Chance in 1964.
  • Bartolo was just the third Angel to lead the league in wins. Clyde Wright and Nolan Ryan were the first two.
  • Bartolo is the only major leaguer to win 14 or more games each year between 1998 and 2005.
  • Bartolo’s 39-20 mark with the Angels in his first two years gave him the club record for winning percentage for 50+ decisions.
  • During Bartolo’s first few years with the Indians, Omar Vizquel served as his interpreter. Cleveland’s Puerto Rican-born community relations director Allen Davis also took him under his wing.
  • Bartolo and his wife Rosanna have three kids—Bartolo Jr., Emilio and Wilder.



 


Bartolo Colon, 2015 Topps


Bob Feller, 1952 Red Man


Dean Chance, 1965 Sport


 

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