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Big Sexy In His Own Words

Big Sexy

In His Own Words

  • ISBN: 9781419740374
  • Publication Date: May 12, 2020


Price: $24.99

The All-Star pitcher tells his incredible life story from picking coffee in the Dominican Republic to reaching MLB icon status in America.

Legendary baseball pitcher Bartolo Colón—also known as Big Sexy—is one of the most beloved athletes to ever play the game. Honored with the Cy Young Award in 2005, Colón has won more games than any other Latin American–born pitcher. But more importantly, Big Sexy has captured the hearts of fans as well as the elite competitors he has played against.

In Big Sexy: In His Own Words, he opens up as never before, telling the story of his life and his decades-long career. The result is a touching and deeply personal story of a truly unique baseball life.


"One of the most beautifully made sports books I’ve ever seen."
New York Times bestselling author of Astroball, Ben Reiter

“Every moment with Bartolo Colón is a story. He’s an awesome guy."
Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox teammate, Manny Ramirez

“He was one of those guys who, when he took the mound, he went all out.”
Cleveland Indians teammate, Omar Vizquel

“He’s a great guy, a great human being, who does a lot of things for his country, and he never takes anything for granted."
friend and World Baseball Classic teammate for the Dominican Republic, Albert Pujols

"Every time he would start, before the game we’d play hide-and-seek. He’d come out of the locker room, and I’d be hiding. I’d have a tarp over me; I’d hide behind walls. I was in garbage cans, linen baskets. And he would always find me, and he would give off this belly laugh. Sometimes I’d jump out at him from inside a closet. It was like we were a couple of kids again.”
New York Mets pitching coach, Dan Warthen

“He could have pitched for me forever.”
New York Mets manager, Terry Collins

“He held up his right arm and said, ‘Don’t worry, Dad. With this arm I’m going to make you rich and you won’t have to work anymore.’"
father, Miguel Valerio Colón

“My mother did tell me he was a genius at math, though.”
general manager at the Bartolo Colón Baseball Academy, José Antonio Torres Reyes

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