Who says it’s all down hill at 40? We sure don’t, we assume you don’t either and we know Jamie Moyer sure doesn’t. The Colorado Rockies Pitcher set a record Tuesday night becoming the oldest pitcher to win a major league game.
Moyer, who has been in the Major Leagues since 1986, passed Jack Quinn of the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1932 who was 49 years, 70 days old when he won his last game. Moyer at 49 years and 152 should increase the age of that record as the season goes on.
The ageless one threw 7 innings of shutout ball against the Padres in a Rockies 5-3 win at Coors Field in Denver. None of his 87 pitches were thrown harder 79 MPH. It was the second start for the pitcher this year. He sat out all of 2011 after having Tommy John Surgery on his elbow.
Moyer plans to play as long as someone will give him a shot. When he started with the Cubs in 1986, 263 current major league players weren’t even born. The win, his first since June 27th 2010 tied him with Hall of Famer Jim Palmer for 34th on the all time list. Six of those wins came as part of the Texas Rangers in 1989 and 1990.
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