(DENVER) — Back in 1986, starting pitcher Jamie Moyer made his Major League debut with the Chicago Cubs. Little did anyone know, that 26 years later he’d still be a professional baseball player. After the Colorado Rockies defeated the San Diego Padres 5-3, Moyer, 49, became the oldest player in Major League history to win a game.
Moyer pitched seven innings in the win, giving up no runs, and made history in the process. It was Moyer’s first win of the season and the 268th of his career, tying him with Hall of Famer Jim Palmer for 34th on the all-time list.
Moyer was 49 years and 150 days old; breaking the record set by former Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher Jack Quinn back in 1932 when he was 49 years and 70 days old.
“It’s a great night for the Rockies, as far as winning a baseball game. But it’s a historic night for one tremendous human being,” Rockies manager Jim Tracy said. “It couldn’t happen to a better guy. A more professional person I don’t know I’ve been around.”
In all, Moyer has appeared in 689 games, pitched 4038.0 innings and 2,411 strikeouts.
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Jill Martin, CNN
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