{}
CLOSE

Now Commenting On:

Phillies impressed by ageless Moyer

Phillies impressed by ageless Moyer

|
Phillies impressed by ageless Moyer
SAN FRANCISCO -- Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher to win a game at 49 years, 150 days old when he beat the Padres on Tuesday.

The Phillies weren't surprised Moyer did it.

"I figured he would," Cole Hamels said. "There's always a point in your career when you're going to hang them up. But for him, because he was so close to reaching some of those milestones, he's the never-say-die guy. To be able to do that, it's pretty impressive."

Moyer said he planned to pitch again after he had left elbow surgery in 2010. Hamels said he knew Moyer would follow through on his promise.

"When he's got certain agendas, he's going to go get them," Hamels said. "That just shows the type of work ethic he has. It's pretty incredible to be that old. I don't know how I'd feel when I'm at that age, but I know I probably won't be throwing a baseball. For him to be able to do it, it's pretty cool. He probably has a milestone I don't think anybody will ever hit. Nobody is going to be that old in this day and age."

Said Charlie Manuel: "I'll congratulate him. I'll see him. He better not pitch against us and beat us, though. Then I'm really going to be mad."

{}
{}
Boys and Girls Club of America

©2014 MLBAM, LP. All rights reserved.

The following are trademarks or service marks of Major League Baseball entities and may be used only with permission of Major League Baseball Properties, Inc. or the relevant Major League Baseball entity: Major League, Major League Baseball, MLB, the silhouetted batter logo, World Series, National League, American League, Division Series, League Championship Series, All-Star Game, and the names, nicknames, logos, uniform designs, color combinations, and slogans designating the Major League Baseball clubs and entities, and their respective mascots, events and exhibitions. Use of the Website signifies your agreement to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (updated May 24, 2013).

View MLB.com in English | En Español