At 49, Rockies Pitcher Oldest in the Game

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At an age when most ball players are long retired, pitcher Jamie Moyer is retiring batters. He’s 49, and he’s the Rockies’ starting pitcher tomorrow in Houston against the Astros. It’s his first season with Colorado. And as soon as he wins a game this season, he’ll become the oldest major league pitcher ever to do so. Larry Platt, of the Philadelphia Daily News, is writing a book about Moyer, whom he covered when he pitched for the Phillies. Platt spoke with CPR’s Zachary Barr.

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