These 12 Crazy Facts About 49-Year-Old Pitcher Jamie Moyer Will Blow Your Mind

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Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher to ever win a Major League Baseball game Tuesday night at age 49 years, 151 days.Moyer went seven innings, giving up six hits and zero earned runs in the Colorado Rockies’ 5-3 win against the San Diego Padres.

The Rockies are Moyer’s eighth MLB club.

His 24-season career has spanned four decades and defied all commonly-held ideas regarding how long a pitcher can last in the modern game.

And Moyer has done it all without inciting much fear in opposing hitters or ever being considered a staff ace.

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When Jamie Moyer started pitching in the big leagues, 263 current ballplayers hadn't even been born yet. That includes 2011 National League Cy Young award winner Clayton Kershaw

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The Colorado Rockies, Moyer's current team, didn't even exist when he broke into the majors

Jamie Moyer has thrown a shutout in FOUR different decades

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Jamie Moyer has been the oldest player on an opening day MLB roster 6 different times

Jamie Moyer has pitched to more than 8 per cent of all hitters in MLB history over his 24-season career

After getting off to a poor start to his career, the Chicago Cubs encouraged Moyer to retire and offered him a minor league coaching gig when he was in his mid-20s

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His ERA since he turned 40 (4.40) is lower than it was when he was in his 20s (4.56)

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Moyer has given up the most home runs in MLB history with 511

Jamie Moyer won his first game in 1986 when he was only 23 years old

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In his debut, Jamie Moyer's opposing pitcher was Hall of Famer Steve Carlton. Carlton is now 67 years old. Here he is at the 2008 All-Star Game, well after retiring. Moyer was still pitching that year

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Moyer got his 268th victory at age 49 Tuesday night despite never cracking 80 miles per hour

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