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Question of the Day
DENVER (AP) - Jamie Moyer is headed to the Hall of Fame.
Well, maybe his uniform anyway. Or perhaps even his glove.
Cooperstown has asked for some sort of memorabilia from Moyer to commemorate his record-setting night as the 49-year-old left-hander became the oldest pitcher to ever win a major league contest.
“To have your name mentioned with great players of the past or Hall of Fame players, it’s pretty special,” Moyer said.
Moyer was effective all evening as he picked up his 268th career win, tying him with Hall of Famer Jim Palmer for 34th on the career list.
He relied on a cutter the Padres couldn’t get good wood on and a 78-mph fastball that danced all over the place. Moyer gave up just six hits and two runs _ both unearned _ as he kept the Padres hitters off balance and guessing.
“Today, for me, just like it’s been my previous two starts _ going out and trying to give my best effort,” Moyer said.
That’s a tried and true formula for success, one that’s worked well for Moyer over a career that has stretched nearly a quarter century and included 689 games.
Moyer earned that elusive win for the ages in his third start of the season. He is 49 years, 150 days old.
“As players, we should know more about the game, the history of the game,” Moyer said. “You need to respect the game and the people that came before you.”
He’s definitely a part of baseball’s lore now.
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