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Moyer Becomes Oldest Pitcher To Win Game In Majors
thedenverchannel.com ^ | 17 April 2012 | Thomas Hendrick

Posted on 04/17/2012 9:40:19 PM PDT by smokingfrog

DENVER -- 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 Hall of Famer Jim Palmer for 34th on the career list.

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedenverchannel.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: baseball; rockies

1 posted on 04/17/2012 9:40:37 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog
The 49-year-old Moyer threw seven masterful innings

My rotator cuff started hurting just reading that!

2 posted on 04/17/2012 9:54:49 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

Just wow! Moyer turns 50 on November 18. It would be great if he could stick around for another year.


3 posted on 04/17/2012 9:56:20 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: The Cajun

Fast ball just 78 MPH? Man this guy must have great control and know the hitters well. But I wonder how old Satchel Paige was when he pitched for the Indians? Some say over 50.


4 posted on 04/17/2012 9:59:44 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Vigilanteman; RobbyS
The seven innings part is what impresses the heck out of me.
I can see an inning or two, but seven against major league players.
Wonder how many pitches?
5 posted on 04/17/2012 10:12:52 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: RobbyS

Paige pitched one inning in 1965 for the KC Athletics. He said he was 59 at the time.


6 posted on 04/17/2012 10:13:18 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: The Cajun

As a long-suffering M’s fan, I still remembered him when my uncle brought me to the Kingdome and he was right behind Randy Johnson as a #3. Kicked ass with ken griffey and Buhner who are all retired. Unbelievable..


7 posted on 04/17/2012 10:17:25 PM PDT by max americana
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To: The Cajun

My guess is that he doesn’t throw too many pitches. Probably has a good catcher, too.


8 posted on 04/17/2012 10:18:02 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: chrisinoc

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?-Satchel Paige


9 posted on 04/17/2012 10:25:15 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: chrisinoc

His official age might have been 59. Who knows how old he really was.


10 posted on 04/17/2012 11:41:17 PM PDT by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: smokingfrog

The older I get, the more I appreciate stories like this one. Awesome.


11 posted on 04/18/2012 12:08:14 AM PDT by SoDak
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To: smokingfrog

Impressive. A 78mph fastball puts him in league with a high school pitcher. My Dad once told me (he a long time minor leaguer) that a pitcher needs 3 good pitches, and none have to be fast—just fast enough!

And yes he played against the Fellers, (high school), and many names of that era. RIP Dad.


12 posted on 04/18/2012 1:20:57 AM PDT by whistleduck
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To: chrisinoc

Satchel Paige was a machine. Too bad he didn`t get to spend his entire career in the Majors.


13 posted on 04/18/2012 2:33:23 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: ScottinVA

He was also quite a showman in an enjoyful way.


14 posted on 04/18/2012 2:49:51 AM PDT by monocle
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To: stylecouncilor

Makes me proud.

I can still throw 300+ at batting practice at around 55 at 62.

Hee-yaa!


15 posted on 04/18/2012 5:35:13 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

Nolan? dat you?


16 posted on 04/18/2012 8:56:07 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and we are still campaigning against MITT and for Newt in CT and RI.)
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To: The Cajun

Jaimie threw a complete game shutout for the Phils just a couple of years ago.
I admire the guy.
Anyway, us old guys need to stick together.


17 posted on 04/18/2012 9:00:58 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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Anyway, us old guys need to stick together.

I'm 65 and right now if I tried to throw something overhand with a little *Zip* on it, my wife would have to to pull on my arm for 5 -10 minutes and I would be sleeping with my shoulder on the heating pad tonight, LOL.

18 posted on 04/18/2012 11:21:55 AM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Newt......Nuff said.)
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To: chrisinoc

Looked it up. Three SCORELESS innings. The man was a phenom. Still had heat when he pitched for the Indians when he certainly was over 42.


19 posted on 04/18/2012 1:39:32 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: smokingfrog

Astonishing !


20 posted on 04/18/2012 1:41:20 PM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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RobbyS,

You are correct, should have looked it up first.


21 posted on 04/18/2012 7:35:23 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: RobbyS
RobbyS,

You are correct, should have looked it up first.

22 posted on 04/18/2012 7:35:28 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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