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The ageless Jamie Moyer, 49, is hoping to make the starting rotation for the Colorado Rockies.  If he does that — and if he ends up winning a game for them — he would be the oldest such pitcher to do so in major league history.  The New York Times compiles some fun facts about Mr. Moyer:

  • Has more career wins (267) than Bob Gibson, Whitey Ford, Juan Marichal and Catfish Hunter.
  • Has faced 23 Hall of Famers.
  • Started his career before 15 players on Rockies’ 40-man roster were born — including four pitchers now competing with him for a rotation spot.
  • Has played in 49 ballparks, including 14 that no longer stand.
  • Older than 8 current major league managers.
  • Older than 16 current major league general managers.
  • From ages 27 to 29, Moyer was 2-11.
  • From ages 38 to 40, Moyer was 54-21.
  • Career leader in home runs allowed (511).
  • Started the last game before lights were installed at Wrigley Field.
  • Beat the Hall of Famer Steve Carlton in his first major league game.
  • Second in career wins after age 40, with 103 (Phil Niekro had 121).
  • Beat the 1986 world champion Mets and the 1998 world champion Yankees.
  • Born Nov. 18, 1962, four months before the Beatles released their first album in Britain.

(Photo by Darron Cummings / AP via the Times)

Am I the only one who reads the above and thinks of this?

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Kyle Bunch

Managing Director, Social at R/GA. Co-founder of Blogs with Balls and future owner of the MLB's Austin Bats.

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