What your view of sports and life would be if you had too many concussions
Tomorrow night, ageless wonder Phillies southpaw Jamie Moyer will be attempting to win his 261st major league game. Moyer notched win #260 last Thursday against Atlanta. I have to admit, it shocked me as well when I read that. In case you were wondering, this is his 24th major league season. Moyer made his major league debut on June 16, 1986, more than three years before Atlanta’s 20-year-old rookie right fielder savior of the franchise Jason Heyward, was born.
Actually, at age 47, the veteran left-hander is old enough to be father to a big chunk of major leaguers. For the vast majority of his career, Moyer has been a middle-of-the-rotation starter. He’s never really been known as a dominating pitcher; a career 4.22 ERA tells that story. Like I said, 260 wins shocked the shit out of me; don’t look now, but Moyer has quitely put himself amongst some pretty notable names in the record books.
260 career wins puts Moyer in front of Hall-of-Famers such as:
Moyer doesn’t have far to go to pass a few other baseball immortals:
Moyer has also piled up 2353 career strikeouts, which puts him in front of:
The Hall-of-Famers that can see Moyer in their rear-view mirrors:
Those are just the headers on Moyer’s Hall of Fame resume. Check out some of the bullet points:
Let the arguing begin.
UPDATED 4/28/10: Track Moyer’s Progress on the Moyer-O-Meter.