On Saturday August 8, the Seattle Mariners will make pitcher Jamie Moyer a part of their baseball Hall of Fame. Moyer played professional for 25 years, 11 of which were for the Mariners. He is the franchise’s all-time leader in starts, innings pitched, and wins. He compiled a record of 145-87 during his tenure in Seattle.
When he retired, Moyer was the oldest player in the MLB. He became the oldest player in MLB history to win a game at the age of 49 years. He also became the oldest player to record an RBI when he did so on May 16, 2012.
Off the field, Moyer was a true character. He won many awards for community service throughout his career, including the Roberto Clemente Award. He will be joining Randy Johnson as the only other pitcher in the Mariners’ Hall of Fame.
Moyer won only one World Series during his 25 year career. It was with the Phillies in 2008.
Moyer will not only be remembered as a fierce competition, but as a man with true character. His legacy can be used as a model for baseball players across the world.