Friday, April 23, 2010

Name: Bartolo Colon
Position: Starting Pitcher
Throws: Right
Bats: Right
Number(s): 21/40

Years Played As an Angel: 4
Angels’ Stats: 46-33, 4.66 ERA, 422 Strikeouts
Career Stats: 153-103, 4.10 ERA, 1,607 Strikeouts

How He Was Acquired: Signed as a free agent on December 10th, 2003.

Why You Should Know Him: 2005 Cy Young Award winner (21-8 with a 3.48 ERA) for the Angels, the second in team history (Dean Chance). A member of three division winning teams, (2004, 2005, 2007). Without the statistical dominance of Cy Young winners past - Colon was eighth in the A.L. with a 3.48 ERA, tenth in complete games, seventh in innings pitched and eighth in strikeouts - it was Colon's consistency and ability to win that propelled him to the A.L.'s top honor for pitchers in 2005.

While a bad back and shoulder limited Colon to just 8 innings in the 2005 ALDS, and kept him out of the ALCS altogether, his 2005 regular season will go down as one of the greatest in Angels history.

Anecdotes and Quotes: "When I was just a year old, my dad was always talking about Nolan Ryan," "He is my favorite player of all time, so it is a very special feeling to do it as an Angel." 9/21/05 after becoming the first Angel since Nolan Ryan to win 20 games.

Where is He Now?:
Made 12 starts for the 2009 Chicago White Sox. Currently a free agent.
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