Jamie Moyer


Tom Glavine

made history earlier this month when they became the oldest lefthanded pitchers - combined age 85 years, 163 days - to start a game.

Moyer and Glavine did not hold the distinction long. They were topped Tuesday night by a Randy Johnson-David Wells matchup. Johnson and Wells were a combined 87 years, 200 days.

The oldest starting pitching matchup ever occurred June 8, 1987, when righthanders Phil Niekro and Don Sutton hooked up. Their combined age was 90 years, 135 days.

Moyer, 44, pitches for the Phillies today. He has been a great addition since joining the team in August. In 12 total starts, he is 7-3 with a 3.80 ERA. The Phils have won nine of those starts.