Big Sexy (Hardcover)

In His Own Words

By Bartolo Colon, Michael Stahl

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419740374, 208pp.

Publication Date: May 12, 2020

List Price: 24.99*
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About the Author

Bartolo Colón is a Cy Young Award–winning and four-time All-Star baseball pitcher. He holds the record for the most career wins by a pitcher from Latin America and the Dominican Republic. He was the oldest active MLB player during the 2018 season. Michael Stahl is a full-time freelance journalist whose stories have appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone, Vice, Huffington Post, and elsewhere.


Praise For Big Sexy: In His Own Words

"One of the most beautifully made sports books I’ve ever seen."

— Ben Reiter

“Every moment with Bartolo Colón is a story. He’s an awesome guy."

— Manny Ramirez

“He was one of those guys who, when he took the mound, he went all out.”

— 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."

— 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.”

— Dan Warthen

“He could have pitched for me forever.”

— 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.’"

— Miguel Valerio Colón

“My mother did tell me he was a genius at math, though.”

— José Antonio Torres Reyes