From the Jamie Moyer file…

  •  At 49 years, 140 days, Jamie Moyer is the oldest starting pitcher to be on a team’s Opening Day Roster.
  • Only two older players have made an Opening Day roster: Hoyt Wilhelm (49 years, 350 days) in 1972 with the Dodgers and Jack Quinn (49 years, 310 days) in 1933 with the Reds.
  • Moyer is the second-oldest pitcher to make a start. Satchel Paige (59 years, 80 days) started for Kansas City in 1965, according to Elias.
  • Moyer is the fifth player since 1965 to appear in a Major League game at 49 or older. The last to do it was Julio Franco, who was 49 years, 25 days on Sept. 17, 2007.
  • Moyer is the oldest player to appear in a game since Minnie Minoso (54 years, 311 days) played for the White Sox on Oct. 5, 1980.
  • He’s the oldest pitcher to appear in a game since Hoyt Wilhelm played on July 10, 1972, for the Dodgers. He was 49 years, 350 days.
  • The Astros started two players–left fielder J.D. Martinez and shortstop Marwin Gonzalez–who hadn’t been born when Moyer made his Major League debut on June 16, 1986.

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