Moyer just third pitcher with 100 wins after 40

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer delivers a pitch during the first inning of game three of World Series in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on October 25, 2008. Tampa Bay Rays and the Philadelphia Phillies are tied at one game apiece in the best of seven series. (UPI Photo/Pat Benic) Photo via Newscom Photo via Newscom

Jamie Moyer became the third pitcher in baseball history to top 100 wins after the age of 40 when he threw a complete game against San Diego on Saturday.

The numbers may be hard to understand but at 47 years of age Moyer has won 100 games over the last seven and a half seasons or just over 13 a season. Moyer broke in with the Chicago Cubs back in 1986 but it wasn’t until 1996 that he developed into a worthwhile pitcher. Since that 1996 season Moyer has won 205 games. It wasn’t until he was 38 that Moyer finally won 20 games in a season, a feet he would do again at the age of 40.

Moyer was given six runs of support from a surprisingly struggling Phillies offense and it was all he needed.  True to form Moyer allowed seven hits, walked one and struck out one for his sixth win of the season. He had pitched well in two of his last three starts but had taken losses in each.

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