Jamie Moyer

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Jamie Moyer, 49, Aims for MLB Record

Rockies pitcher poised to be oldest to win game

(Newser) - If the Colorado Rockies' Jamie Moyer pulls off a win this Saturday, he'll become the oldest pitcher in baseball history to do so. At 49, Moyer is the oldest Major Leaguer since 2007, and the oldest to take the mound since 1972. Indeed, he's more than twice the... More »

Baseball Hasn't Quite Socked Away the Stirrup Look

(Newser) - Stirrups, baseball’s heel- and toe-less signature hosiery, have their pitfalls for one minor leaguer. “They’re uncomfortable,” he says. “They want to fall down. They ride up in back. But it’s the look. You got to have some white showing.” Most major leaguers disagree,... More »

Philly Celebrates Phillies

Hundreds of thousands cram streets in honor of World Series champs

(Newser) - Hundreds of thousands lined the streets of Philadelphia this afternoon to celebrate the Phillies' World Series victory. Under clear, sunny skies, the city's famously ill-tempered fans were ebullient and well-behaved, the AP reports. “It's like Christmas came two months early,” manager Charlie Manuel said. Added pitcher Jamie Moyer,... More »

You're Missing Out on a Great Series

The teams in this match-up make it worth watching

(Newser) - Nobody's watching the World Series, and this year, writes Gene Wojciechowski for ESPN, everybody's missing out. Both the Rays and the Phillies came from behind to get here. They’re both managed by colorful characters: One wears a Mohawk, and the other would “rather swallow a wad of chaw.... More »

Dodgers Return Home Cooking, Down Phillies, 7-2

(Newser) - The Dodgers cut Philadelphia's NLCS lead to 2-1 tonight, riding a 5-run first inning and the mental boost of a bench-clearing standoff to a 7-2 victory in front of a record Dodger Stadium crowd of 56,800. The teams exchanged errant pitches in the second and third innings before the... More »

Vizquel Successful in Return from DL

(Newser) - Tim Lincecum threw strikes all day, and San Francisco's entire offense clicked in Omar Vizquel's season debut. Randy Winn hit his first home run of the year, while Aaron Rowand connected against his former club for the second time in just more than a week and the Giants ended a... More »

Moyer Pitches Phillies Past D-backs 11-4

45-year-old lefty hands Arizona third loss in last four games

(Newser) - Jamie Moyer pitched seven strong innings and had an RBI double as the Philadelphia Phillies routed the Arizona Diamondbacks 11-4 on Monday night in a matchup of division leaders. Eric Bruntlett had a three-run triple and Geoff Jenkins and Carlos Ruiz both had three hits as the Phillies managed a... More »

Burrell's Double Helps Phillies Beat Brewers 3-1

Veteran Moyer holds down Milwaukee bats for win

(Newser) - Pat Burrell's two-out, two-run double broke a tie in the eighth, and the Philadelphia Phillies held on for a 3-1 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Thursday. Burrell's deep drive to the left field corner capped the Phillies' two-out rally off Brewers reliever David Riske (0-1), who got the... More »

Phillies Beat Mets in Final Shea Opener

Moyer shuts down NY offense; Delgado error keys Phillies rally

(Newser) - Carlos Delgado and the New York Mets botched the final home opener at Shea Stadium the same way they squandered a big lead in the NL East last year. April or September, doesn't seem to matter. The Mets can't find a way to hold off Philadelphia. Jamie Moyer pitched... More »

Anderson Wipes Out Mets' Chance for Win

Interference call negates game-tying run, Mets lose 3-2

(Newser) - The Mets had the chance last night to avoid their fourth loss in four days, with the tying run on third in the ninth inning. But then pinch-hitter Marlon Anderson slid off the base path and into Phillies second baseman Tadahito Iguchi, who was sent sprawling. Anderson was called out... More »

Glavine Bests Moyer in Battle of Vets

Career victory number 292 gives Mets a series win

(Newser) - In a meeting between starting pitchers almost ready to collect their pensions, youthful 41-year-old Tom Glavine out-pitched 44-year-old Jamie Moyer as the Mets topped the Phillies 5-3 Thursday at Shea Stadium. Glavine earned victory number 292 of his storied career. More »

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