Say this about Jamie Moyer: He’s stubborn. Despite being 48 years old and despite undergoing Tommy John surgery, Moyer still won’t retire from baseball. Instead, the left-handed starting pitcher is taking the year off and will spend it with ESPN as an member of the “Baseball Tonight” team. In the offseason, Moyer indicates that he’ll attempt to return to Major League Baseball.
If he has it his way, he’ll be the first big league player to play at age 50.
Said Moyer: “I’m excited about the opportunity to work at ESPN… I hope to get back on the diamond in the future.”
Will Moyer ever make it back to the diamond? It’s a long shot but teams could very well be interested in a crafty lefty who will be a great influence on young pitchers. And even if he can only throw 60-65 MPH, Moyer has the smarts to figure out how to get outs.