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Jamie Moyer

Jamie Moyer

Position(s):
P
Born:
November 18, 1962
Bats:
Left
Throws:
Left
Height:
6'
Weight:
185 lbs
Major League Debut:
6-16-1986 with CHN
Allstar Selections:
2003 HA, 2003 LG, 2003 RC, 2004 BRA

Intro

When he celebrated his 33rd birthday in 1995, Jamie Moyer had won just 59 games in the major leagues. But over the next four seasons the southpaw doubled that victory total, and after a stretch of eight straight seasons with at least 13 wins, he was poised to join the 200-win club. Tossing a variety of off-speed pitches, Moyer helped solidify the Mariners rotation as they reached the playoffs three times during his tenure with the club.

Factoid 1

On August 27, 1998, Jamie Moyer defeated the Cleveland Indians for his 100th career victory. Coincidentally, he also recorded his 1,000th strikeout in that game.

Factoid 2

In 2001, when he won 20 games, Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher (38) to win twenty for the first time.

Strengths

Throwing his assortment of off-speed pitches for strikes. Moyer had walked more than 66 batters just once in his 18-year career, entering 2005.

Milestones

On July 8, 2005, Moyer won his 200th game, as the Mariners defeated the Angels in Anaheim, 10-4. Moyer's improved his career record to 200-148, for a .575 winning percentage. Amazingly, after his first six seasons in the majors, Moyer's record had been 34-54, for a .386 mark.

Forty-Year Old 20-Game Winners

Cy Young, 1907 (age 40)... 21-15 Cy Young, 1908 (age 41)... 21-11 Eddie Plank, 1915 (age 40)... 21-11 Pete Alexander, 1927 (age 40)... 21-10 Warren Spahn, 1961 (age 40)... 21-13 Warren Spahn, 1963 (age 42)... 23-7 Gaylord Perry, 1978 (age 40)... 21-6 Phil Niekro, 1979 (age 40)... 21-20 Jamie Moyer, 2003 (age 41)... 21-7

Notes

In 2005, Moyer was 10-0 with a 2.95 ERA in his 17 starts at Seattle's Safeco Field. On the road he was 3-7 with a 6.11 ERA in 15 starts. He made at least 32 starts and pitched at least 200 innings for the fifth straight season. He improved his record with the M's to 152-75.

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