Fun Facts about Jamie Moyer
April 18, 2012 Leave a comment
Yesterday Jamie Moyer earned his first win of the season. Being 49, Moyer is now the oldest major league pitcher to win a game. With Jamie Moyer’s age also comes some amazing facts, which are all %100 true. (And yes, that’s his rookie card above).
- Moyer pitched in 141 Major League games before the Rockies, his current team, even existed.
– Moyer is older than 8 current managers and 16 current General Managers
-He also started the last game at Wrigley Field before lights were installed there.
- Jamie Moyer was born November 18th, 1962, which was four months before the Beatles released their first album in Britain.
-Some facts about his MLB debut on June 16th, 1986: It was against Steve Carlton, 2011 NL Cy Young winner Clayton Kershaw had not been born yet, Camden Yards was 5 years away from opening and the average salary of each player was $412, 520(League minimum is now $480,000).
-Gas was at $0.93 on the day he debuted.
My personal, unbelievable favorite
- Jamie Moyer has pitched to 8.9 percent of all players to ever make an MLB plate appearance. (Roughly 1,400 of 16,000.)