- Moyer leads the Colorado Rockies to a 5-3 win
- Before Moyer, the oldest pitcher to win a game was Jack Quinn back in 1932
- "It's a special night for me," Moyer says
Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Jamie Moyer made history Tuesday night in Denver, becoming the oldest pitcher to win a Major League Baseball game at 49 years, 150 days.
On Tuesday night against the San Diego Padres, Moyer hurled seven innings, gave up only two unearned runs and led the Rockies to a 5-3 win.
"It's a special night for me," Moyer said after the game.
Before Moyer, the oldest pitcher to win a game was Jack Quinn of the Brooklyn Dodgers, back in 1932, when he was 49 years and 70 days old.
Moyer's career began in 1986, when Ronald Reagan was president and you could get a gallon of gas for 93 cents.
He has played for eight teams in his career. He did not play in 2011, recovering from Tommy John surgery. Before this season, he last pitched for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2010.
Coming off major surgery at the age of 49, Moyer said he knew there would be doubt and concern about his health, but he went through the necessary rehabilitation to get back on the mound.
This spring, he was invited to the Rockies' spring training and earned a spot in the starting rotation.
After the win Tuesday, Moyer got slightly emotional.
"It's my life," Moyer said. "It's pretty much all I know. It's pretty much all I've done my whole life. I'm still able to live the dream."