Mets pitcher makes home run history against Padres
SAN DIEGO – History was made during the San Diego Padres game Saturday, but it was in celebration for the opposing team – New York Mets.
Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon, 42, became the oldest player to hit his first major league home run Saturday night at Petco Park.
Colon hit the two-run homer during the second inning off Padres’ James Shields. His shot hit the lower balcony on the Western Metal Supply Co. warehouse.
The home run comes three weeks before Colon’s 43rd birthday.
Randy Johnson, who previously held the record, was 40 years old when he hit his only home run in 2003.
The Mets defeated the Padres 6-3 Saturday.