Touch 'Em All: Hall of Fame seeks Moyer memorabilia

Posted: April 19, 2012

The Hall of Fame has asked lefthander Jamie Moyer for some sort of memorabilia to commemorate his record-setting game on Tuesday, when the 49-year-old became the oldest pitcher ever to win a major-league contest.

Moyer wasn't sure whether the Hall wanted his glove or maybe his whole Colorado Rockies uniform, but he said he would send something to Cooperstown.

"To have your name mentioned with great players of the past or Hall of Fame players, it's pretty special," the former Phillie said after his seven efficient innings beat the San Diego Padres, 5-3.

Moyer is 49 years and 150 days old. Jack Quinn of the Brooklyn Dodgers was 49 years and 70 days old on Sept. 13, 1932, when he won his last game. The pride of Souderton High and St. Joseph's University admitted he doesn't know all that much about Quinn, but wishes he did.

"As players, we should know more about the game, the history of the game," Moyer said. "You need to respect the game and the people that came before you."

Moyer (1-2) is part of the sport's history now, having picked up his 268th career win, tied with Jim Palmer for 34th on the career list. Next come Mike Mussina and Burleigh Grimes, each with 270 wins.

I'll be there

Former Boston manager Terry Francona changed his mind and says he will attend the 100th anniversary of Fenway Park on Friday afternoon.

Francona had originally said he would not attend because of the way things ended between him and the Red Sox after the collapse of 2011.

But he told ESPN (where he now works as an analyst) that he owes it to the fans to show up.

Pudge calls it a career

Ivan Rodriguez, the 1999 American League MVP and one of the best defensive catchers in baseball history, will announce his retirement Monday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas, the Fort-Worth Star-Telegram said.

Rodriguez started a 21-year career in Texas in 1991, made 10 of his 14 all-star appearances and won 10 of his 13 Gold Gloves while with the Rangers from 1991 to 2002.

Day in court

Lawyers for Roger Clemens are seeking to limit the testimony of Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte at Clemens' perjury trial, according to a document filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Washington.

The defense is asking the judge to bar Pettitte from saying that Clemens' former trainer, Brian McNamee, gave him HGH because it would be unfair guilt by association.


Contact Don McKee at dmckee@phillynews.com.

This article contains information from the Associated Press.

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