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nug0hs
06-27-2007, 04:38 PM
The New York Yankees' Roger Clemens (http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/players/playerpage/7520) (44), Philadelphia's Jamie Moyer (http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/players/playerpage/7909) (44), Detroit's Kenny Rogers (http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/players/playerpage/8029) (42), San Diego's Greg Maddux (http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/players/playerpage/7837) (41), the New York Mets' Tom Glavine (http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/players/playerpage/7641) (41), Houston's Woody Williams (http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/players/playerpage/8193) (40) and Atlanta's John Smoltz (http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/players/playerpage/8074) (40) are set to pitch on the same day.

Interesting record. None of those pitchers are scrubs either.


http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/10237682

TDog
06-27-2007, 09:26 PM
And there are 30 teams with five-man rotations. Considering the money that starting pitchers get anymore, there is both incentive and opportunity to put off early retirement.

itsnotrequired
06-27-2007, 10:15 PM
I can't believe Moyer is 44 years old. Wow, he aged quickly.

CLR01
06-27-2007, 10:24 PM
And with the Kittens game postponed only 6 pitched and tied the record.

chaotic8512
06-27-2007, 10:29 PM
Interesting note on Clemens' 0 K performance... broke a streak of 200 consecutive outings with a strikeout. Was the third longest behind Pedro (293) and 237 by this guy:

:vazquez:

"What, like you're surprised?"

Shockingly, AP writer David Ginsburg couldn't get his last name right.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/recap;_ylt=Am91wXwz6xmTbWEv8t4pTW4RvLYF?gid=270627 101&prov=ap

y2j2785
06-27-2007, 11:53 PM
And more than half of them are Hall of Famers(Glavine, Clemens, Maddux, and Smoltz imo)

fusillirob1983
06-28-2007, 12:07 AM
Just based on the fact that they were teammates for so long, I think it's cool that Maddux, Glavine, and Smoltz are all starting on the same day. The 40 years old thing is pretty crazy though. Too bad Randy Johnson wasn't starting too.

hose
06-28-2007, 07:04 AM
:jaime

"Hey I just turned 40 in March, what about me?"

Hitmen77
06-28-2007, 09:21 AM
Interesting record. None of those pitchers are scrubs either.


http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/story/10237682
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It really wouldn't surprise me to see Mark Buehrle as one of those 40-year old/still successful pitchers 12 years from now.

FedEx227
06-28-2007, 10:43 AM
It really wouldn't surprise me to see Mark Buehrle as one of those 40-year old/still successful pitchers 12 years from now.

Garland strikes me as one of those guys as well, his pitch selection doesn't really rely on a fastball and relies more so on breaking pitches mostly the sinker, similar to a Tom Glavine.