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    Re: Rockies offer Moyer minor league contract

    Every player on the club has been younger than me for longer than I care to remember. At least there are still coaches and staff older than me but even that is getting close.

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    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    NY Times baseball blog talks about Moyer (with a quote from Bryan Price):

    http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/0...hases-history/
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    Moyer won the 268th game of his career last night, becoming the oldest pitcher in major league history to win a game.
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    Buster Olney told a pretty good story this morning. When he was covering the Orioles, Moyer was demoted from the starting rotation, and Olney interviewed him. Moyer said his arm still felt good and he thought he had a lot of baseball left in him. Olney admitted to thinking, "This poor guy, he should just hang it up. He's had a nice career but it's time to think about doing something else for a living."

    That was 17 years and over 200 wins ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    Moyer won the 268th game of his career last night, becoming the oldest pitcher in major league history to win a game.
    There was a staggering statistic that Elias posted today -- Jamie Moyer has pitched to 8% of all hitters in major league history.

    That's mind boggling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    There was a staggering statistic that Elias posted today -- Jamie Moyer has pitched to 8% of all hitters in major league history.

    That's mind boggling.
    I understand Moyer regards Cap Anson as the toughest hitter he has ever faced.
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    And the interesting thing is, he doesn't really rely on a novelty pitch like a knuckleball or a spitter that have extended other pitchers' careers. He just pitches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    I understand Moyer regards Cap Anson as the toughest hitter he has ever faced.
    He's only five degrees of separation from Babe Ruth.

    Moyer made his debut against Carlton, who made his debut against Larry Jackson, who pitched in his debut against Hank Sauer, who played in his debut against Paul Waner, who played his first series game in 1927 against Babe Ruth. Moyer/Ruth…FIVE degrees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsBaron View Post
    I understand Moyer regards Cap Anson as the toughest hitter he has ever faced.
    And speaking of Cap Anson, this from the same link:

    The oldest player in baseball in Jamie Moyer’s first season (1986) was Pete Rose.

    The 2nd oldest player in baseball in Pete Rose’s first season (1963) was Stan Musial.

    The oldest player in baseball in Stan Musial’s first season (1941) was Charlie Root.

    The oldest player in baseball in Charlie Root’s first season (1923) was Babe Adams.

    The oldest player in baseball in Babe Adams’ first season (1906) was Patsy Donovan.

    The oldest player in baseball in Patsy Donovan’s first season (1890) was Cap Anson, who started his career in 1871.
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    Re: Rockies offer Moyer minor league contract

    Some guys Moyer has faced.
    Opposed Steve Carlton in his MLB debut.
    Pitched against Tony Perez (missed Pete Rose who sat himself that game), Mike Schmidt, George Foster, Steve Garvey and U.L "Toothpick" Washington.

    Here is his 1986 gamelog
    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...&t=p&year=1986
    Last edited by klw; 04-18-2012 at 04:51 PM.

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    Re: Rockies offer Moyer minor league contract

    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    The oldest player in baseball in Jamie Moyer’s first season (1986) was Pete Rose.
    I'm starting to feel really old. I didn't think 1986 was that long ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichRed View Post
    And speaking of Cap Anson, this from the same link:
    I find that to be amazing. Six degrees from Cap Anson and 1871. Wow.
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    Re: Rockies offer Moyer minor league contract

    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    I'm starting to feel really old. I didn't think 1986 was that long ago.
    Same here. I graduated college that year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    I'm starting to feel really old. I didn't think 1986 was that long ago.
    I was in a bar the other night watching the Giants and Pirates and talking to this kid sitting next to me. Pirates manager Clint Hurdle came out to the mound. I said to the kid, "is that Clint Hurdle? Damn, he's old now. I remember watching him play".

    The kid said "wow", unsarcastically. It was like I was talking about Walter Johnson. Little punk.
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