Colon's 1st career HR is one for the record books
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Bartolo Colon electrified the baseball world on Saturday when the 42-year-old pitcher hit the first home run of his 19-year career off of San Diego Padres starter James Shields.

After fans lit up social media with reactions, memes, slow-motion videos, and general praise for "Big Sexy," the Elias Sports Bureau revealed Colon's blast also made history.

Colon's dinger made him the oldest player ever to hit his first career home run (42 years, 349 days), unseating Randy Johnson as the previous holder.

The Dominican hurler is the fifth-oldest pitcher to hit a home run since 1913. Philadelphia Athletics hurler Jack Quinn, who homered at age 46 in 1930, holds the record. He's also just the third Mets player over age 42 to hit a home run, joining Willie Mays and Julio Franco, according to ESPN Stats.

Colon, however, will need a few more seasons in the big leagues if he wants to surpass Franco (47) as the oldest player to ever hit a long ball in MLB history.

Colon's 1st career HR is one for the record books
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