At 49, Jamie Moyer Ready to Make Baseball History. Former Phillies pitcher and Souderton, Pa. native Jamie Moyer appeared on the Today Show this morning to talk about his 2012 season with the Colorado Rockies, where he’ll be the starter in the team’s second game Saturday. Perhaps more impressively, a win Saturday would make Moyer the oldest pitcher to win an MLB game (passing former Philadelphia Athletics pitcher Jack Quinn).
“I’m feeling pretty good,’’ Moyer told TODAY on Tuesday. “It’s been a lot of hard work and dedication, but it takes opportunity, and the Rockies have been very gracious in allowing me to have the opportunity this season.’’
Moyer, who will be playing alongside teammates half his age and younger (along with players born after he first pitched in the majors), looks forward to his newest opportunity (Moyer missed all of the 2011 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery).
“I don’t want to say it’s difficult, but it’s different,’’ Moyer said. “I enjoy it though, because it allows me to feel a lot younger. This is what I’ve done my whole life and if I can share the experiences I’ve had in my life with some of these younger guys — it was given to me as a young player — and I think it’s important to give back to the game.’’
Moyer, who won his only World Series ring with the Phillies in 2008, is entering his 25th MLB season.
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