Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Jamie Moyer winner at 49

Rockies left-hander Jamie Moyer pitched himself into the history books Tuesday night, becoming the oldest pitcher to win a Major League game.

Moyer, 49, did it in impressive fashion, allowing two unearned runs on six hits in seven strong innings against the Padres in Colorado's 5-3 victory.

Previously, the oldest pitcher to win a game in the Majors was Jack Quinn of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who won in relief on Sept. 13, 1932, when he was 49 years and 70 days old. Moyer was 49 years and 151 days old on Tuesday.

Moyer made his Major League debut on June 16, 1986, as a 23-year-old rookie with the Cubs, going seven innings to defeat the Phillies. Moyer has changed plenty since his 1986 debut. So, too, has the world.

The Cosby Show, in its second season, was television's most-watched show in 1986. "A Perfect Spy," by John le Carré, was atop the New York Times' best-sellers list. An average gallon of gas cost, well, a lot less -- 93 cents.

On Tuesday, a gallon of gas cost an average of $3.89.

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