Go-Go Moyer Wins Again!

Jamie Moyer becomes the oldest MLB pitcher to win a game. Here’s the story from the link:

Jamie Moyer showed there remains a place for a vintage lefty in a young man’s game as the 49-year-old became the oldest pitcher to ever win a major league contest.

He threw seven strong innings and Dexter Fowler hit a two-run homer to help the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 5-3 on Tuesday night.

Moyer (1-2) was sharp all evening as he picked up his 268th career win, tying him with Hall of Famer Jim Palmer for 34th on the career list.

Relying on a consistent cutter and mixing in a 78-mph fastball, the crafty pitcher gave up just six hits and two runs — both unearned — as he kept the Padres hitters at bay and off balance.

“Today, for me, just like it’s been my previous two starts — going out and trying to give my best effort,” Moyer said.

That’s been a winning recipe for Moyer over a career that’s stretched nearly a quarter century and included 689 games.

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  • Just Sayin’

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  • Fred

    78 mph would be a fast ball for me, but in the majors? How does that work?

  • Kyle J

    Amazing stat: Moyer has faced 8.9% of all the hitters who have ever played in the major leagues.

  • Another great aspect of Moyer’s character: he has a wonderful foundation that helps establish bereavement camps for children. We won a Moyer Foundation Grant last year in Indianapolis and held a fantastic camp to educate and encourage grieving kids and their families. You can find out more about it at: http://www.moyerfoundation.org/

  • DRT

    I don’t feel so bad. I am 50, and last time I clocked my fastball it was close to 80 mph too. But, I can only do that twice…

  • Barb

    Jamie is a really good guy–we loved him in Seattle