Video: Did Rockies pitcher Jamie Moyer discover a fountain of youth?

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Jamie-MoyerOn April 7th, at 49 years old,  Jamie Moyer will make his return to the big leagues as he will be the starting pitcher for the Colorado Rockies as they take on the Houston Astros.  Moyer missed the entire 2011 season after having Tommy John surgery.  Many youthful pitchers that have undergone the same procedure have not been able to return to the majors.  How did Moyer do it?  Has he discovered the fountain of youth?

In 25 professional seasons Moyer has a record of 267-204 with a career ERA of 4.24.  His return makes him the active leader in wins.   Call it fate or good fortune, but to be able to start in the big leagues at 49 is amazing and to take the mound and be effective, conceptually impossible. The last player to play in the big leagues at the age of 49 was Julio Franco with the Atlanta Braves in 2007.  Now Moyer, who turns 50 in October, will have the opportunity to become the oldest pitcher in Major League Baseball to earn a win.

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If 50 is the new 40 then Jamie Moyer has taken matters into his own hands.  Even a steroid enhanced play of Roger Clemens only extended his pitching career  until he was 45.  So what’s secret?  Find out in this ESPN interview as Jim Caple sits down with Jamie Moyer.

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