Mets' Bartolo Colon Becomes 3rd Dominican-Born Pitcher with 200 Career Wins

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Mets' Bartolo Colon Becomes 3rd Dominican-Born Pitcher with 200 Career Wins
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New York Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon recorded his 200th career victory last Friday versus the Philadelphia Phillies.

According to CBSSports.com's Mike Axisa, he is only the third Dominican-born pitcher to reach the milestone, joining Pedro Martinez (219 wins) and Hall of Famer Juan Marichal (243).

Colon began his career in 1997 with the Cleveland Indians and has since played for seven other teams. He has twice won 20 games in a season—first in 2002 and then in his 2005 Cy Young Award-winning season with the Los Angeles Angels.

The 41-year-old righty has a career winning percentage of .593, with 200 victories and 138 losses in 429 starts. He did not pitch in 2010 and owns a 47-34 record since returning to the majors, having pitched for the New York Yankees and Oakland Athletics in addition to the Mets.

The crafty veteran is 11-9 this season, joining rookie Jacob deGrom as the only two starting pitchers on the Mets with more wins than losses.

Currently tied at 200 victories with Chuck Finley, George Uhle and Tim Wakefield, Colon stands in 109th place on the all-time wins list.

 

All stats courtesy of MLB.com unless otherwise noted.

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