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Fenway
12-26-2010, 06:19 PM
He will be 49 in 2012


http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/phillies/Moyer_still_aiming_for_comeback_in_2012.html

Foulke You
12-26-2010, 07:05 PM
I could see a pitching starved NL team offering him a ST invite. Even if he calls it a career tomorrow, he has had a heck of a career. I wonder if he would be willing to accept a long relief or situational bullpen role at his age?

WhiteSox5187
12-26-2010, 07:25 PM
Good for him, he was pitching before I was born and I'd like to see him keep pitching.

102605
12-26-2010, 07:26 PM
Maybe Coop can fix him.

Moses_Scurry
12-26-2010, 07:28 PM
Am I losing it? I could have sworn that I read that he was having Tommy John surgery. There's no way he could be coming back from that, right?

WhiteSox5187
12-26-2010, 07:53 PM
Am I losing it? I could have sworn that I read that he was having Tommy John surgery. There's no way he could be coming back from that, right?

He is having Tommy John surgery and plans to come back from it, kudos to him if he can do it.

102605
12-26-2010, 09:07 PM
Doesn't Tommy John give you a stronger elbow when fully recovered? Maybe he can finally notch it up over 85 mph!

soxfanreggie
12-26-2010, 10:42 PM
I think he'd come back in the pen somewhere at the beginning just to come back and try to throw at 50. He would be a great innings eater if he can recover, and he could probably make an easy transition back to starter if he gets his stuff back.

All the best to him!

soxfan2504
12-27-2010, 12:48 AM
Damn, I thought for sure he'd be done after the TJ surgery, at his age; I'd love to see him come back and get a few more seasons in, or just even one more.

Keep in mind that he's just 33 wins away from 300; if he can somehow get in three more full seasons (or two damn good ones), he'll manage to get there.

Doesn't Tommy John give you a stronger elbow when fully recovered? Maybe he can finally notch it up over 85 mph!

:rolling:

downstairs
12-27-2010, 03:08 PM
I'd love to see him pitch at age 50. Wouldn't he be the first serious pitcher at that age?

I know Satchel Paige pitched one age over 50 years old, and I'm sure there's been other such stunts (not saying that in a negative way). But i don't think anyone over 50 has pitched as a serious, career pitcher?

WhiteSox5187
12-27-2010, 03:43 PM
I'd love to see him pitch at age 50. Wouldn't he be the first serious pitcher at that age?

I know Satchel Paige pitched one age over 50 years old, and I'm sure there's been other such stunts (not saying that in a negative way). But i don't think anyone over 50 has pitched as a serious, career pitcher?

I don't think anyone has played baseball full time over the age of 50 since 1900. There were stunts like Minnie Minoso and Satchel Paige but I don't think anyone else has. Julio Franco played until he was 48 but that is about as close as it comes I think.

Lip Man 1
12-27-2010, 05:16 PM
Hoyt Wilhelm was 50 when he finally hung them up after the 1972 season. His first big league season was in 1952.

Lip

gobears1987
12-27-2010, 05:33 PM
I hope he stays in the NL or else our batters will strike out on his sub 85 mph fastball.

Maybe I shouldn't have tealed that. :redneck

WhiteSox5187
12-27-2010, 05:43 PM
Hoyt Wilhelm was 50 when he finally hung them up after the 1972 season. His first big league season was in 1952.

Lip

Wow! I had no idea he pitched so long! Didn't he teach Wilbur Wood the knuckleball?

Also, baseball-reference said Wilhelm was only 49 in '72 and was released about a week before he turned 50.

Lip Man 1
12-27-2010, 10:51 PM
Wood credits Hoyt with helping to turn around his career. And what's a week among freinds

:D:

Lip