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Pro Sports Daily:
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.
"I was excited. I'm happy. I'm honored," Moyer said. "But in the end, like (manager Jim Tracy) said, 'You earned it.' That was my goal coming here."
Moyer sat out last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery on his left elbow in November 2010.
A veteran of 24 seasons, Moyer owns a career record of 267-204 with a 4.24 ERA.
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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...
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.
Amazing that this guy just never quits. Kudos to him for preserving and not only coming back from...
Rock of ages (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
I’m 34 years old. Back in 10th grade, I had a stress fracture in my shoulder from pitching and catching…constantly. It still hurts. Side note: high school coaches…after your teenage pitches five or six innings, don’t put him behind the plate and ask him to throw runners out. It typically it ends poorly. More recently...
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.
“I didn’t feel like anything was owed to me, I feel like...
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, [...]
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...
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.
Yet one could argue...
Jamie Moyer pitched for the Baltimore Orioles from 1993 to ’95. For much of that time, ESPN’s Buster Olney was the Orioles’ beat writer and I was a columnist for The (Baltimore) Sun.
“Write about Moyer,” Buster would tell me.
“Nah,” I would reply. “Nothing to the guy.”
Buster and I must have had an exchange along those lines a half-dozen times, almost to the...
Jamie Moyer makes Rockies - and baseball history - at age 49.
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