Found April 19, 2012 on Race Review Online:
Let’s start with who Rockies starter Jamie Moyer is younger than. It’s tough.  No, wait.  I can do this. He’s younger than Donald Trump, Marlboro cigarettes and aluminum foil.   He was born after the forming of the Beatles, but before their trip across the pond.   Cal Ripken Jr., who retired a decade ago, has two years on Moyer.  And he’s the Iron Man. In fact, let’s start calling Moyer the Bronze Man as a homage to the age he’s from.  It has much more mystique than what usually comes to mind or what Jimmy Rollins called him on twitter Tuesday night – a “dinosaur.” The 49-year-old Bronzy tossed seven brilliant innings to beat the Padres 5-3 on Tuesday night, inducing twelve ground balls and three double plays on his way to becoming the oldest pitcher in the major leagues to ever win a baseball game.  He needed only 87 pitches to carve up San Diego, none of them breaking 80 mph. The most astounding part of Moyer’s record is that he even had a chance to achieve it.  In a sport where pitchers look like tight-ends and toss bullets, Moyer’s a history teacher throwing what some people must think are medicine balls.  He weighs as much as Sam Fuld 
 and his fastball brings irony to the pitch’s name.  He’s more flounder than flamethrower.  Dammit, I throw harder. Pitchers like Jamie Moyer usually don’t even get a chance to play college ball.  But his age is the story.  So here: Moyer debuted in 1986, the year Felix Hernandez was born.  It was an ancient time when phones hung by cord and Tommy John was a pitcher, not a procedure. He’s played 26 years in the majors for eight teams, almost giving up as many home runs (511) as he’s had teammates (600 +).  He is older than the lights at Wrigley Field and all but four current ballparks.  He has 31 years on his own team. Over the course of his career, Moyer has been traded for Mitch Williams, who was born in 1964, and Andrew Barb, who was born in 1984.  He is older than 37% of America’s grandparents. In their preseason projections, fantasy baseball had him ranked behind Kenny Rogers, who retired four years ago. And yet there he was Tuesday night, vintage Bronzy, proving Matthew Berry wrong and showing the major’s fourth-youngest team what hard work and a little experience can do.  He struck out only one batter, Cameron Maybin, who is twenty-four years his junior. After the game 26-year old Rockies outfielder Carlos Gonzalez tweeted photos from the post-game celebration the team held in the clubhouse for Moyer’s historic win.  Besides from the our hero being soaking wet with champagne, they looked like shots from an anniversary party. Drink up, Bronzy.  You’re definitely of age.  Wonder how old the bottle was.

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A day later, Moyer downplays his accomplishment

Jamie Moyer wasn't overly sore or elated after his record-setting night. The 49-year-old Colorado Rockies lefty was pretty much business as usual Wednesday, the day after becoming the oldest pitcher to win a major league contest. After pitching seven sharp innings against San Diego, his arm was a little bit tired and his legs stiff. But that's typical for him after a start...

Moyer offered Hall of Fame internship

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Fort Myers Miracle offer free ticket to fans who throw harder than old man Moyer

On the heels of 49-year-old Jamie Moyer’s historic victory Tuesday night, in a game in which he never  broke 80 mph on the radar gun through his seven innings of work, the Fort Myers Miracle have come up with a promotion that plays on Moyer’s lack of velocity for their Thursday night game.  The Twins Single-A affiliate is offering a free ticket to a future game to any person...

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Jamie Moyer is headed to the Hall of Fame. Well, maybe his uniform anyway. Or perhaps even his glove. Cooperstown has asked for some sort of memorabilia from Moyer to commemorate his record-setting night as the 49-year-old left-hander became the oldest pitcher to ever win a major league contest. And whatever the Hall of Fame decides it wants, Moyer said he will certainly deliver...

Jamie Moyer Becomes the Oldest Man to Ever Win a Ballgame

Jamie Moyer is headed to the Hall of Fame... or at least his glove is, as the oldest pitcher to earn a big league victory. The 49-year-old left-hander, who will turn the big 5-0 on November 18, tossed seven solid innings Tuesday to help the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 5-3. Relying heavily on his not-so-fast fastball and a cutter that's still pretty nice,...

49 is the new 25: Moyer breaks long standing MLB record

49 year old Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher to ever win a game in major league baseball as the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 5-3. Moyer (1-2) allowed only six hits and two unearned runs in the victory. Brooklyn Dodger Jack Quinn held the title as the oldest pitcher to win a [...]

Rockies 5, Padres 3

Jamie Moyer turned in a vintage performance in becoming the oldest pitcher to ever win a major league game. The 49-year-old Moyer threw seven masterful innings and Dexter Fowler hit a two-run homer, helping the Colorado Rockies hold on for a 5-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night. Moyer (1-2) was sharp all evening as he picked up his 268th career win, tying him with...

Moyer, 49, becomes oldest pitcher to win game, tops Padres

Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher to win a major league game when he tossed seven solid innings as the Colorado Rockies recorded a 5-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. Moyer (1-2), who is 49 years and 150 days old, rebounded from two sub-par outings to allow just two runs on six hits. Jack Quinn, who was 49 years, 70 days old, previously held the record when he secured...

49 is the new 25, Moyer breaks record

49 year old Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher to ever win a game in major league baseball as the Colorado Rockies beat the San Diego Padres 5-3. Moyer (1-2) allowed only six hits and two unearned runs in the victory. Brooklyn Dodger Jack Quinn held the title as the oldest pitcher to win a [...]

Moyer becomes oldest pitcher to Win

After an 0-2 start to the season, it finally happened for Jamie Moyer, who stymied the Padres for seven innings Tuesday night. Moyer pitched around a pair of errors, both committed by shortstop Troy Tulowitzki (one throwing, one fielding), and held the Padres without an earned run. 

Minor league team offers free tickets to fans who throw harder than Jamie Moyer

As if Jamie Moyer becoming the oldest pitcher in MLB history to win a game wasn’t impressive enough, the 49-year-old lefty did so without throwing harder than 80 mph. Think about that for a second. Most above-average high school pitchers throw around that speed, if not harder. And here’s Jamie Moyer, at 49, retiring major league hitters regularly. Well the Fort Myers Miracle...

MLB: Jamie Moyer Defies Odds and Conventional Wisdom in Win for Ages

On Tuesday evening, Colorado Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer took the mound to face the San Diego Padres at Coors Field. Some three hours later, Moyer became the stuff of legend. With his seven masterful innings of work, Moyer notched the … Continue reading →

26 Years and Counting

A great deal of high school pitchers can throw 80 mph with little to moderate success. Some go on to play at the college level while others call it a career, leaving the child’s game forever and a day. Some are talented enough to be equipped with a 90 mph heater and have to leave the sport in their early 30′s due to a drop in velocity. It’s just the way the game goes. The laws...
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