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History has been made: After 281 plate appearances, Bartolo Colon drew his first walk

Earlier this year, Bartolo Colon hit the first home run of his Major League career. It was shocking. It was beautiful. It's important footage of human triumph that will live forever in the annals of world history:

During the Mets' 10-6 loss to the D-backs on Monday, Colon accomplished another momentous feat (perhaps because of that inherent threat to go deep): he drew the first walk of his 19-year career.

Colon's 281 plate appearances without a walk were the most ever -- surpassing Tracy Stallard's 258 plate appearances without one back in the 1960s. MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez spoke to the 43-year-old after the game, who gave the impression he wouldn't have been swinging no matter what.

"I was surprised, too," Colon said in Spanish. "The pitcher didn't strike me out because he didn't want to. I couldn't make a swing because of my hand. My (left) wrist has been bothering me for a long time."

Maybe not as exciting as a first career dinger, but a milestone all the same. He also still holds this record:

Bless you, BBartolo.