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.
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.