Monday, June 7, 2010

The Ageless One

Kudos to Jaime Moyer!

Moyer (6-5, 3.98 ERA, 2 CG, 1 SHO) at 47+ years young, is defying nature. Not only did he become the oldest player ever to throw a shutout, he is now only the third player ever to win 100 games after the age of 40. He joins Phil Niekro (121 wins) and old-timer Jack Quinn (103 wins) in this rarest of clubs. Niekro was a knuckleballer and Quinn made is MLB debut 91 years ago during the dead-ball era. So it's not something we're going to see everyday.

To put Moyer in perspective, when he made is MLB debut (way back in 1986), players like, Tony Gwynn, Cal Ripken, Ryne Sandberg, Wade Boggs and Kirby Puckett, were all young lads in their 3rd to 5th seasons in the majors and all five are now retired and in the Hall of Fame.

And incredibly, Moyer is still going strong. Two thumbs up!

Moyer photo courtesy of Getty Images

1 comment:

  1. Remember when the Phils were trying to find a way to release him or at least relinquish him to the bullpen? Just when you think he is done, he musters up the strength to have another outstanding outing.