Let us praise, let us celebrate the enduring arm—and giving heart—of the Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer.
On Wednesday night, at the venerable athletic age of 47, he became the oldest pitcher ever to beat the New York Yankees.
In a riveting two-hit performance at Yankee Stadium the venerable left-hander bounced back from one of his worst starts ever a few days ago in Boston. He earned his 265th victory in his 680th regular season appearance after facing his 16,977th batter. His pitch speed was often a mere 77 miles an hour. But his location was precise and his craft cunning as he went seven innings in the 6-3 victory. The gray stubble on his chin had a mythological sparkle to it.
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