Mets fan gets Bartolo Colon tattoo to commemorate home run

A New York Mets fan got a tattoo of Bartolo Colon in honor of the 42-year-old pitcher's first Major League home run.
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A New York Mets fan got a tattoo of Bartolo Colon in honor of the 42-year-old pitcher's first Major League home run, according to The7Line.com.

Colon became the oldest pitcher in Major League Baseball history to hit his first home run when he took San Diego Padres pitcher James Shields deep to left field at Petco Park. One fan promised that "If Bartolo Colon hits a home run this year, I'll get a commemorative tattoo".​

His friend held him to the bet, which resulted in the following:

Colon’s home run traveled 365 feet, according to Statcast, and left his bat at 97 mph.

Topps sold a record 8,826 baseball cards that commemorate Colon's first home run.

• Bartolo Colon is the gift (and the GIF) that keeps on giving

In 228 at-bats, Colon is hitting .092 with two doubles, one home run, 121 strikeouts and no walks.