Pitcher Jamie Moyer Sets Record As Oldest To Win MLB Game At 49

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By Radar Staff

The fountain of youth was flowing at Coors Field, at least for a night.

At 49 years and 150 days old, Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher in the history of Major League Baseball to win a game, tossing seven innings for the Colorado Rockies to defeat the San Diego Padres 5-3 in Denver on Tuesday.

“To have your name mentioned with great players of the past or Hall of Fame players, it’s pretty special,” the journeyman soft-tosser said after notching the milestone, the 268th of his career.

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Moyer did not play in the 2011 season after having an operation on his elbow. 

The previous record-holder was Brooklyn Dodger Jack Quinn who was 49 years, 70 days old when setting the initial record in 1932.

Fun fact: Six of the nine Padres Moyer faced Tuesday had not yet been born when he made his major league debut June 16, 1986.

 

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