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With just a few years remaining until he can qualify for his AARP card, Jamie Moyer just completed Spring Training and has made the Colorado Rockies’ roster. Moyer will start the season as the number two pitcher in the club’s starting rotation. 2012 will be Moyer’s 25th professional season.With his next victory, Moyer will become the oldest pitcher in major league history to record a win.
Moyer made his first start on June 16, 1986, and the landscape of the baseball world looked much different. There were no Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays or Colorado Rockies for that matter. Madonna was just starting her career and some members of his own team hadn’t even been born yet.
Coming off Tommy John surgery, a procedure which caused Moyer to miss all of the 2011 season, Moyer has looked strong this spring. In three starts he has posted two wins and recorded a 2.77 ERA. Moyer needs 95 strikeouts to reach 2,500 and 33 wins in order to reach 300.
For this career, Moyer is 267-204 with a career 4.24 ERA.Moyer will make the first start of his season on April 7 against the Houston Astros.
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With a win, Jamie Moyer becomes the oldest to record a W.On Friday it became official. Jamie Moyer, age 49, made the Colorado Rockies starting rotation.Moyer's presence in Rockies camp has made for more than a few jokes around baseball. The Baseball Tonight crew on ESPN routinely talks about Moyer and his quest to make the team. Jokes from fans are prevalent when the 49-year...
Jamie Moyer showed up in spring training convinced he could make the Colorado Rockies rotation.
He spent the last six weeks proving his point.
The Rockies announced Friday that the 49-year-old Moyer will make the team and will start the second game of the regular season, April 8, at Houston. Moyer becomes the oldest starting pitcher to make an Opening Day roster.
Against all odds and after Tommy John surgery at age 47, Jamie Moyer has won a spot in the 2012 Colorado Rockies rotation. Moyer pitched well enough in Spring Training to make the team. If he can win a game he will be the oldest player in major league history to earn a win at age 49.
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Rock of ages (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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The Colorado Rockies announced on Friday that Jamie Moyer at the ripe age of 49-years-young will make the club’s starting rotation to start the season. Moyer will reportedly pitch second in the rotation, behind opening-day starter Jeremy Guthrie. Moyer is coming off Tommy John surgery that kept out for the 2011 season.
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Jamie Moyer began his major league career in 1986 with the Chicago Cubs. In his first pitching appearance Moyer went 6 1/3 innings and picked up the victory against Hall of Famer Steve Carlton. Since then Moyer has pitched for the Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, Boston Red Sox, Seattle Mariners, [...]
Jamie Moyer continues to defy the odds.
The 49-year-old lefthander secured a spot in the Colorado Rockies' rotation and will start the team's second game of the season against the Houston Astros.
Moyer will enter his 25th campaign after beating out Tyler Chatwood and Guillermo Moscoso for the rotation slot. The latter two hurlers are a combined 50 years old.
San Francisco Giants starting pitcher is still just 33-years-old, meaning his age should not be a factor in his level of success on the mound. If any one has proven that age is not an issue, ask the newly anointed No. 2 starting pitcher in the Colorado Rockies rotation, Jamie Moyer, who is 49-years-old as he enters the start of his 25th MLB season.
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“Write about Moyer,” Buster would tell me.
“Nah,” I would reply. “Nothing to the guy.”
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