Saturday, May 08, 2010

Next stop for the Jamie Moyer Express... COOPERSTOWN!

I wrote a piece last March tongue firmly in cheek about Jamie Moyer possibly winning 42 more games over his career... getting to win #300... and becoming the single most unlikely Hall of Famer possibly of all time.

It was a theoretical post as Moyer was 47 years old going into this season (and has now pitched in 4 different decades) and would have to go a few years into THIS decade to pull it off.

It was just one of those Sully Baseball idle thoughts that I have 4,392 times a day.

Well in his performance last night, a 2 hit shutout against the Atlanta Braves, he sure looked like a guy who had his eyes on the prize.

Look, I don't think he is going to get to 300... but he's only 38 wins away now.

38 wins doesn't seem like that much, does it?
Especially on a team like Philadelphia.

I still don't think he will... but man am I rooting for it!

I talked earlier this week about the passing of one Phillies Ace, Robin Roberts and the dominance of the new Phillies ace, Roy Halladay.

I might be wrong about this, but I think Moyer is closer in age to Robers than Halladay!

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  1. Anthony Young would be a Hall of Famer if he got to pitch against the Braves' lineup every game.

  2. You might be right... but I am looking for the ultimate test of "300 Wins means the Hall of Fame" theory

  3. mjsimon5:38 AM

    Moyer didn't have a career winning percentage until well into his fifth season. Since that time he has averaged about 17 wins per season (even with the disastrous 2004 season factored in). Given his extraordinary performance, winning percentage, very modest size (No Human Growth Factor or Anabolic Steroids) and the wonderful work he has done through his foundation, he should easily be a first round pick, even if he gets up to 275 wins.

  4. I love you enthusiasm mjsimon... but if it will take 13 times to get Bert Blyleven in then I think it might take a few more to get Moyer in