Only after the Rockies scored two key runs in the eighth and Rafael Betancourt survived a nail-biting ninth inning did Moyer have his historic victory at Coors Field in front of 24,525.
Moyer's selfless approach to the key pitch demonstrates that even though the night was all about his place in history, he realizes the game really wasn't about him.
At 49 years and 150 days, Moyer surpassed the previous record held by the Brooklyn Dodgers' Jack Quinn, who beat the St. Louis Cardinals at Ebbetts Field on Sept. 13, 1932, at 49 years and 70 days. Moyer also tied Hall of Famer Jim Palmer on the all-time wins list at 268. It was Moyer's first win since June 27, 2010. On July 20, Moyer suffered an elbow injury that required surgery and kept him out until he signed with the Rockies on a Minor League contract and made the team in Spring Training.
Moyer understood the significance enough to have his wife, Karen, and seven of his eight children present. His oldest son, Dillion, plays baseball at the University of California, Irvine, and could not make it. However, he admits being embarrassed at not being a baseball historian.http://colorado.rockies.mlb.com/mlb/gam ... 744631-996
It's also nice to hear Jamie and wife Karen are Catholic. --> A