(ChrisTwire)—Jamie Moyer was born in 1962, I was born in 1962, for that reason I have always been a huge fan, and last night I was onsite in Denver to witness history be made as Jamie Moyer continued his incredible comeback season.
Jamie Moyer showed there remains a place for a vintage lefty in a young man’s game as the 49-year-old became the oldest pitcher to ever win a major league contest.
Moyer allowed two runs, none earned.
It’s a great night for the Rockies, as far as winning a baseball game. But it’s an historic night for one tremendous human being,” Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. “It couldn’t happen to a better guy. A more professional person I don’t know I’ve been around.”
Moyer was sharp all evening as he picked up his 268th career win, tying him with Hall of Famer Jim Palmer for 34th on the career list.
“Relying on a consistent cutter and mixing in a 78 mph fastball, the crafty pitcher gave up just six hits and two runs — both unearned — as he kept the Padres’ hitters at bay and off balance.
“Today, for me, just like it’s been my previous two starts — going out and trying to give my best effort,” Moyer said.
That’s been a winning recipe for Moyer over a career that’s stretched nearly a quarter century and included 689 games.