Jamie Moyer made the Colorado Rockies this spring at age 49 and set the all-time record for the oldest man to earn a victory in Major League Baseball. But after 10 starts, the Rockies decided the experiment was over and put Moyer on waivers.
Still, the left-hander isn't ready to pack it in. He signed a minor-league contract Wednesday with the Baltimore Orioles, one of his eight former big-league teams, and will report to the Norfolk Tides.
Moyer's first start? Saturday night in Coca-Cola Field against the Buffalo Bisons on the team's ultra-popular Star Wars Night.
Moyer went 2-5 with a 5.70 ERA in 10 starts for the Rockies after sitting out 2011. In addition to his wins April 17 against San Diego and May 16 against Arizona, he became the oldest player to collect an RBI and the only player since 1900 to appear in 50 MLB stadiums.
Moyer's 269 career wins are tops on the active list. His major-league career began with the Chicago Cubs in 1986 -- two years before Coca-Cola Field opened. His best year was a 21-7 mark for Seattle in 2003, but he was 16-7 as a 45-year-old for the Phillies when they won the World Series in 2008.
In addition to Moyer, the Norfolk roster Saturday is scheduled to include two former All-Stars on injury rehab in infielders Miguel Tejeda and Brian Roberts. Tejeda was the most valuable player in the American League in 2002 while playing for Oakland.