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Moyer Becomes Oldest Winning Hurler

Rockies left-hander Jamie Moyer pitched himself into the history books Tuesday night, becoming the oldest pitcher to win a Major League game. Moyer, 49, did it in impressive fashion, allowing two unearned runs on six hits in seven strong innings against the Padres in Colorado's 5-3 victory. After the game, the Baseball Hall of Fame asked for memorabilia from Moyer's performance to display at the storied museum in Cooperstown, N.Y.  "To have your name mentioned with great players of the past or Hall of Fame players, it's pretty special," Moyer said. Previously, the oldest pitcher to win a game in the Majors was Jack Quinn of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who won in relief on Sept. 13, 1932, when he was 49 years and 70 days old. Moyer was 49 years and 151 days old on Tuesday/Cash Kruth, More here. (AP photo)

Question: Do you think 49 is old?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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