Jamie Moyer turned in a vintage performance Tuesday night in becoming the oldest pitcher to ever win a major league game. The 49-year-old Moyer threw seven masterful innings helping the Colorado Rockies hold on for a 5-3 win over the San Diego Padres on Tuesday night.
Relying on a consistent cutter and mixing in a 78-mph fastball, the cunning lefty gave up just six hits and two runs – both unearned – as he kept the Padres hitters at bay and off balance.
That's been a winning recipe for Moyer over a career that's stretched nearly a quarter century and included 689 games.
Moyer earned that elusive win for the ages in his third start of the season. His is 49 years, 150 days old.
The aged wonder used his wealth of experience to his advantage against the young Padres, six of whom weren't even born when Moyer made his major league debut in 1986. ~Huff Post Sports
Jamie Moyer's birthday is November 18, 1962 making him almost exactly six months older than me.
I was SO thrilled to hear that Jamie got his win as I KNOW that you're never too old to do what you want to do--and it's never too late to make your dreams come true!
Today, Jamie is the only player in baseball who is older than me.
And I'm so proud of him!