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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title=”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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title=”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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