1) He started in the major leagues four months before I was born.
Jamie Moyer’s rookie card from 1986. Via Amazon, where you can buy it for $2.95.
2) My Kansas City hometown Royals last made the playoffs in 1985, before Jamie Moyer started his major league career.
The last time the Royals were in the postseason, this haircut was cool. Via Flickr.
3) Know the feeling?
Unsubstantiated, but sounds right. We scanned MLB rosters – seems Jamie Moyer’s career is older than maybe 40% of its players. Roughly.
Related: 49 things Jamie Moyer is older than.
4) At 47, he pitched a shutout in front of a soldout crowd at Citizens’ Bank Park.
5) At 49, he beat out a 22-year-old and a 28-year-old to start for the Colorado Rockies this year. He can become the oldest pitcher in baseball history to win a game this season. In November, he’ll be eligible for an AARP card. Oh, and he’s got the charm down:
Needless to say, we’re cheering for him to show ’em all up this year. Go Rockies!
Have you seen Jamie Moyer pitch? When? What games do you remember?
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