Monday, June 1, 2009

Jamie Moyer wins his 250th game - finally

After several tries this season, Jamie Moyer has pitched the 250th win of his career. Just the 46th pitcher (according to baseball-reference.com) to do so he is now 250-190 in a very long career stretching back 23 seasons to 1986.
Moyer is in his 4th year for the Phillies, coming off one of his best years in 2008 when he was 16-7 for the World Champion Phillies.
Moyer's career started with 3 years the Cubs. He has traveled quite a bit since then spending 2 years with the Cardinals, 1 year with the Rangers, 3 with the Orioles, 1 with the Red Sox. In 1996 he was traded to the Mariners where he seemed to find a home, remaining there until the Mariners traded him to the Phillies in 2006.
Moyer has Philadelphia area roots. He was born in the Philly suburbs in Sellersville and attended William Tenent High School in Warminster. He is a graduate of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia. He appears to be only the second major leaguer from St. Joe's. The other guy, Fritz Henrich, played in 36 games for the Phillies in 1924.

Congratulations to Jamie Moyer for a long and successful career.

3 comments:

Jim said...

Here's hoping he wins at least 10 more this year!

Dinged Corners said...

Really nice post. Best interview I ever saw with a pitcher is one with Jamie Moyer. A real gentleman, too, and we root for him even when he's playing agin' us.

thewritersjourney said...

I never thought about Moyer as a Hall of Famer before, but are there any 250-game winners *not* in the Hall? (Exclude Clemens from consideration for the moment due to extenuating circumstances.)