"Tommy John was still a major league pitcher, and not just a surgical procedure, when Moyer started in the big leagues."
"The major league minimum was $60,000 when Moyer made his debut. Alex Rodriguez made more than that every time he stepped up to the plate last season ($74,000)."
"Moyer finally reached the World Series a month short of his 46th birthday in 2008 when he pitched for his boyhood team, the Phillies. He dug out the pitching rubber as a souvenir the night Philadelphia won the series. "Being in the parade was pretty cool because in 1980 I went to the parade the last time they won the World Series.''"
Jamie Moyer doesn't need to steal all the thunder.
Come see the old guy break age records and continue to be a little less than mediocre.
"Come see the old guy break age records and continue to be a little less than mediocre."
Eh, even a less than mediocre Moyer has the potential to outperform the Rockies other rotation options.
I'd take Moyer over a few SP in the bigs. I'd take him over Zito and Lackey.
We have the honor of being the first team he faces this year on Saturday.
starting the year off vs. Guthrie and Moyer may make our offense feel good about themselves for a short time. Of course after that it is the flame thrower Nicasio and off the the arms of the Braves, Miami, Dodgers, and Brewers.
Became the oldest pitcher to record a Win last night:
But this pales to the next bit of trivia.
Jamie Moyer has pitched to eight percent of all hitters in major league history.
20 years is the longest span when MLB didn't have a 300-win active leader. In between Lefty Grove retiring and Warren Spahn collecting his 300th
With 5-man rotations and pitch-count monitoring, I'm guessing if CC doesn't reach 300 we'll probably break that record