Perhaps you heard or read that 49-year-old Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher to win a game in the major leagues with the Colorado Rockies' 5-3 victory over the San Diego Padres Tuesday night.
It was bound to happen eventually, given that Moyer won a spot in the Rockies' big league rotation out of spring training. Though Moyer lost his first two starts of the season, he pitched respectably, allowing a total of five earned runs in those games. Had the Rockies been able to score more than five total runs in support of him, he probably would've earned that win earlier.
But Moyer pitched well to get his 268th career major league win. He went seven innings, giving up two unearned runs (thanks to shortstop Troy Tulowitzki booting a double-play ball) and six hits.
Now that the mountain has been conquered, will another pitcher ever join him — or supplant him — on baseball's Mount Methuselah?
(Something important to note: That pitcher will have to be 49 years and 151 days old to top Moyer. Moyer surpassed Jack Quinn, who was 49 years and 70 days old.)
Here are five candidates who could be the next Jamie Moyer. Please add any suggestions in the comment section.