With just a few years remaining until he can qualify for his AARP card, Jamie Moyer just completed Spring Training and has made the Colorado Rockies’ roster. Moyer will start the season as the number two pitcher in the club’s starting rotation. 2012 will be Moyer’s 25th professional season.With his next victory, Moyer will become the oldest pitcher in major league history to record a win.
Moyer made his first start on June 16, 1986, and the landscape of the baseball world looked much different. There were no Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays or Colorado Rockies for that matter. Madonna was just starting her career and some members of his own team hadn’t even been born yet.
Coming off Tommy John surgery, a procedure which caused Moyer to miss all of the 2011 season, Moyer has looked strong this spring. In three starts he has posted two wins and recorded a 2.77 ERA. Moyer needs 95 strikeouts to reach 2,500 and 33 wins in order to reach 300.
For this career, Moyer is 267-204 with a career 4.24 ERA.Moyer will make the first start of his season on April 7 against the Houston Astros.