Bartolo Colon

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About

All-Star starting pitcher who won a Cy Young Award in 2005, winning 21 games for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. He helped the New York Mets reach the World Series in 2015.

Before Fame

He grew up in Altamira, Dominican Republic without indoor plumbing, electricity, or running water.

Trivia

Early in his career he had a blistering fastball that sat in the mid-90s; as his velocity faded, he learned to rely more on movement.

Family Life

He married a woman Rosanna, whom he had known since he was thirteen. Together they had four sons.

Associated With

Slick-fielding shortstop Omar Vizquel was his teammate on the Cleveland Indians.