Contrary to legend, Jamie Moyer was not a small lad watching from the crowd in Cooperstown when the first Hall of Fame class was enshrined in 1939. But thanks to longevity bordering on Methuselah territory, Moyer might yet earn his own invitation to baseball immortality.
At 47 years, 210 days old, Moyer became the oldest pitcher ever to beat the Yankees with Wednesday's win. With victory No. 265 of a career that began when he was drafted in 1984 -- four years before Stephen Strasburg was born -- he also moved into a tie with Jim McCormick for No. 38 on the all-time wins list. In the history of baseball, only nine lefty pitchers have more wins than Moyer, and that list will shrink to eight with his next win.
So how about it? Moyer's career ERA is a pedestrian 4.23, but is he building a case for Cooperstown on sheer longevity?