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PostPosted: Sun 4/16/06 2:12 pm    Post subject: The OGR Thread Reply with quote

Found this on the Cubs' website:

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Friday was (Greg) Maddux's 40th birthday. He is the only right-handed starting pitcher age 40 or older in the majors. There are five lefty starters: Jamie Moyer, David Wells, Randy Johnson, Kenny Rogers and Tom Glavine. In all, there are 15 players 40 or older currently on active rosters. The position players include infielders Julio Franco and Craig Biggio and outfielders Barry Bonds and Steve Finley.


Comment: It used to be that the only players in the majors who were older than me were Franco, Jesse Orosco and Rickey Henderson. However, with the retirement of the latter two, only the Mets' Julio Franco--born on 8-23-58, turning 48 before the end of the season--beats me out, by 16 months. He is certainly old enough to be the father of some of the other Mets players!
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PostPosted: Sun 4/16/06 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm back in NJ and was watching the Mets today. When Julio Franco came up, my brother made a comment about him being my age. I remembered last year making a comment when I saw him play about the fact that I couldn't believe he was still playing. The Braves are the Red Sox "natural" rival (Boston Braves) so we get to see them every year. He looks ike he's in really excellent shape for a guy close to 50...amazing.

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PostPosted: Thu 4/20/06 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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When Julio Franco came up, my brother made a comment about him being my age.


Ruth, I almost posted this in the "Milestones" etc. thread, but thought it just as (if not more) appropriate here.

Tonight in San Diego, Julio Franco homered to lead the Mets to a 7-2 victory over the Padres. It is significant because he is the oldest player in major league history to hit a HR. Congrats, JF!


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PostPosted: Fri 4/21/06 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've changed the name of this thread in keeping with the theme of one of my favorite clothing companies. Smile

Here's the recap from mlb.com about Franco.
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PostPosted: Fri 4/21/06 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because I posted to another thread without reading them all first, I commented on Julio's HR on the one about players from the 80s. Talk of Julio is sort of scattered about.

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PostPosted: Fri 4/21/06 3:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Old guys DO rule..............too bad the one I have in mind, who by the way came up with many of these guys, is not still playing. Bad knees did him in. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Sun 4/23/06 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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too bad the one I have in mind, who by the way came up with many of these guys, is not still playing. Bad knees did him in.


Oh, for a minute I thought you were talking about Barry Bonds. Smile

But then you said he is not still playing.

LOL, just kidding, now. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu 5/10/07 1:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought I'd bump this one up for another season.

Read a few interesting items lately, as follows. As you can see, some old-timers' records are being broken even from week to week.

From the Los Angeles Times, May 8:

"Old-timers' game"

According to Barry Bloom of MLB.com, when the New York Mets' Julio Franco faced Arizona left-hander Randy Johnson last week it was the oldest hitter-pitcher matchup in major league history. Franco is less than three months shy of his 49th birthday; Johnson is approaching 44.

Franco homered and struck out twice against Johnson.

"People put everybody in the same basket, in the same category, and we're all different," said Franco, who is in his 23rd season. "With all the technology now, you're going to see more and more guys playing into their 40s. But it's hard to do."

MLB.com article here.

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Also from the Times:

When Julio Franco of the New York Mets hit a two-run home run against Randy Johnson in the second inning of a 5-3 Mets victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks, he extended his record for the oldest player in major league history to homer. He was 48 years 8 months 12 days.

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Los Angeles Times, April 12:

At New York 5, Philadelphia 3: Tom Glavine (2-1) beat Jamie Moyer (1-1)in the oldest matchup of left-handed starters in major league history, getting his 292nd victory. Glavine is 41 and Moyer 44, and together they total 85 years 163 days. The previous high for a matchup of lefty starters was 83 years 299 days, when Tommy John of the New York Yankees and Jerry Reuss of the Chicago White Sox met on May 2, 1988, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Glavine gave up three runs and four hits two of them Jimmy Rollins homers in six innings.

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"Wells tops Johnson in battle of the aged"

From the Associated Press
April 25, 2007


PHOENIX Randy Johnson returned to the Arizona Diamondbacks, looked his age and was outpitched by another 43-year-old.

David Wells got the victory in the oldest matchup of left-handers in major league history, leading the San Diego Padres over Arizona, 10-5, Tuesday night.

Six months after back surgery, Johnson (0-1) gave up six runs and six hits in five innings against San Diego, his first start for the Diamondbacks since 2004.

The Big Unit, who struck out seven, gave up two home runs and two doubles. He walked four two intentionally hit two batters and threw only 53 of 97 pitches for strikes.

Wells (1-1) gave up five runs and eight hits in five innings. Born May 20, 1963, he is nearly four months older than Johnson, who was born Sept. 10 that year.

At a combined 87 years and 300 days, they broke the previous mark for oldest duo of left-handed starting pitchers, set April 12 when 44-year-old Jamie Moyer of Philadelphia opposed 41-year-old Tom Glavine of the New York Mets.

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L.A. Times, April 30:

Barry Bonds, 42, wasn't enamored of the idea of facing Randy Johnson, 43, when the San Francisco Giants played the against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday, but it had nothing to do with the left-handed Bonds facing a tough left-handed pitcher.

"We're old," Bonds said. "What's so special about two old guys on the field? We're both about a step from life support."

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And that's enough for this 40-something fan right about now.
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PostPosted: Thu 5/10/07 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't believe you actually used Barry Bonds name instead of Bobbys son
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PostPosted: Thu 5/10/07 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I can't believe you actually used Barry Bonds name instead of Bobbys son


I didn't. The above items all cited other sources, and unfortunately I can't rewrite a quoted passage. Confused

You know me better...
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PostPosted: Fri 5/11/07 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK I feel better now.
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PostPosted: Tue 5/15/07 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A couple of updates here:

Braves pitcher John Smoltz turned 40 today...

And, from today's L.A. Times' "Morning Briefing", about another aging ace:

"Nolan Ryan, now 60, admitted to being intrigued by the deal 44-year-old Roger Clemens received to pitch part-time for the New York Yankees, telling the Associated Press, 'If I can pitch, I'd be there. And I think my family would encourage me.' "

Shades of Satchel Paige?

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PostPosted: Wed 5/16/07 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It amazes me these pitchers playing into their 40's. I mean I am 45 and walking downstairs every morning just about kills me. I hear my bones cracking the whole way. I know they are in much better shape but it just kills me. Not only are they playing but they are playing well.
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PostPosted: Sat 6/16/07 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not ALL old guys rule...(or maybe I should say, they are not all so popular!)...

"Maybe these guys should get a senior discount"

Clemens-Franco become oldest pitcher-hitter combination in major league history

From the Associated Press
June 16, 2007

NEW YORK By the second inning, Friday night's Mets-Yankees game was one for ages.

When 48-year-old Julio Franco flied out against 44-year-old Roger Clemens ending the second, they became the oldest batter-pitcher matchup in the major leagues since Nick Altrock of the Washington Senators grounded out against the Philadelphia Athletics' Rube Walberg in the 11th inning on Oct. 1, 1933, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Altrock was 57 and hadn't played since 1919. It was the final game of his major league career, and Washington's final game of the regular season. Walberg was 37.

Clemens and Franco totaled 93 years 246 days, while Altrock and Walberg added up to 94 years 80 days.

Franco was hitless in three at-bats against Clemens, also taking a called third strike and grounding out.

"It makes me want to grab a bat and hit again," said Yankees Manager Joe Torre, who is 66 and retired as a player in 1977.

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Geezers...
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PostPosted: Wed 6/27/07 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From today's L.A. Times:

"Old-timers' Day"

A record seven pitchers in their 40s are scheduled to start major league games today:

The New York Yankees' Roger Clemens (44), Philadelphia's Jamie Moyer (44), Detroit's Kenny Rogers (42), San Diego's Greg Maddux (41), the New York Mets' Tom Glavine (41), Houston's Woody Williams (40) and Atlanta's John Smoltz (40).

Just don't expect them all to be able to read the box scores without squinting.
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PostPosted: Wed 6/27/07 10:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too bad Randy Johnson did not pitch today Sad maybe we would have had a better outcome to today's game. Another no run support for D.Lowe who lost 2-0. He even got a leadoff single.
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PostPosted: Thu 6/28/07 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, RJ will pitch today, and we'll have a chance to make that Wednesday loss up. I can think of another very special reason the Dodgers should win today, too. Smile

As it turned out, Kenny Rogers was the only one who did not pitch as scheduled because the Tigers' game was rained out.

And David Wells (44) pitched the day before, so that's nine over-40s in three days.
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PostPosted: Mon 7/23/07 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saturday night's match-up between veteran LHPs David Wells (Padres) and Jamie Moyer (Phillies) was the second oldest combined in MLB history. Both starting pitchers are 44.

Also, from MLB.com's "Beyond the Box Score":

"Don't kill the '50s era of today just yet; Franco is still truckin'"

By Bill Arnold/Special to MLB.com

It may have seemed like any other transaction when the New York Mets designated Julio Franco for assignment on July 12, but in truth, it was the end of an era, at least temporarily.

Franco is the last player born in the 1950s still active in the bigs today and, until the Atlanta Braves signed the pinch-hitting specialist to a contract on Wednesday, that decade was no longer represented in the majors.

Franco was born in 1958 and has played 23 seasons in the bigs. When he retires, he'll become the 14th Major Leaguer to be the last representative of a decade. According to Society for American Baseball Research member Peter Ridges, the 13 decade-ending players were:

Decade, Player (Birthdate), Pos., Last Game

1830s, Dickey Pearce (2/29/1836), SS, 10/6/1877
1840s, Deacon White (12/7/1847), 1B, 10/4/1890
1850s, Dan Brouthers (5/8/1858), 1B, 10/4/1904
1860s, Hughie Jennings (4/2/1869), 1B, 9/2/1918
1870s, Nick Altrock (9/15/1876), PH, 10/1/1933
1880s, Grover Hartley (7/2/1888), C, 9/30/1934
1880s, Charley O'Leary (10/15/1882), PH, 9/30/1934
1890s, Hod Lisenbee (9/23/1898), P, 9/7/1945
1900s, Satchel Paige (7/7/1906), P, 9/25/1965
1910s, Diomedes Olivo (1/22/1919), P, 6/12/1963
1920s, Minnie Minoso (11/29/1925), PH, 10/5/1980
1930s, Phil Niekro (4/1/1939), P, 9/27/1987
1940s, Charlie Hough (1/5/1948), P, 7/26/1994

Let's hear it for the '50s! (Granted, I was born in the last two weeks of the decade, but we still need a player rep!) Smile
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PostPosted: Wed 7/25/07 7:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This article made me laugh out loud ok I'm still laughing as I write this because my hubby was born in 1958 and I can't even imagine him running the bases. I shouldn't laugh at him but what a difference your profession can make.
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PostPosted: Sat 8/18/07 1:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can't, huh? LOL.

Meanwhile, this is from today's "Morning Briefing" column in the L.A. Times:

"No midlife crisis for Franco"

The Atlanta Braves designate him for assignment, but he is still playing in Class A, hoping to play until he's 50 years old.
By Peter Yoon

August 18, 2007

The Atlanta Braves unceremoniously designated Julio Franco for assignment two weeks ago -- ending his reign as oldest player in the major leagues.

Franco, who turns 49 on Thursday, cleared waivers, and he reported to Class-A Rome of the South Atlantic League. There, the next oldest player is 23-year-old Jorge Acosta.

Franco made his major league debut in 1982 -- two years before any of his current teammates were born.

"I never thought I'd be managing a player my age," Rome Manager Randy Ingle, who is eight months older than Franco, said in a quote on the team's website. Teammates have treated Franco with the utmost respect, especially third baseman Danny Brezeale, 21, who gave up his uniform No. 14 for Franco.

"You have to make way for your elders," Brezeale said.

Franco, who said he plans to enter coaching when his playing days are done, is using the assignment to try to help teach, but he remains on the Braves' 40-man roster and retains his goal of playing in the majors at 50.

"I'll know when it's time to quit," he said. "It isn't."
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PostPosted: Thu 9/13/07 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought I bring back this thread because this pitching matchup is for the ages: Greg Maddux (41) will face David Wells (44). Can't wait to get to the stadium! Don't like that the mad dog has not given a walk in what? 54 innings? Ouch. Mr Veteran Jeff Kent hits him well though...so there is hope! James Loney is seeing the baseball the size of a beach ball!
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PostPosted: Thu 9/13/07 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh, you beat me to it, Crz! I was coming home to bump this up because they kept mentioning it on the Padres' broadcast last night. "85 years combined age on the mound, Thursday night" is the way they put it.

P.S. It's Boomer's first home start for the Dodgers.
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PostPosted: Thu 9/13/07 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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P.S. It's Boomer's first home start for the Dodgers.


Oh that is right! I forgot about that since I've seen him in person Saturday. Any of them need any Geritol?
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PostPosted: Sun 5/4/08 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay--given the way Jeff Kent has played for the Dodgers lately this thread was due for a bump.

From dodgers.com, on 3/5/08:

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The Dodgers, according to David Smith of Retrosheet.org, have never had a 40-year-old position player in their Opening Day lineup in Los Angeles. There's no record of one in Brooklyn, either.


Well, on March 31, the second baseman became the first 40-year old to start for the team on Opening Day in the Dodgers' 119-year history.

And now comes the news that Julio Franco has finally decided to retire at age 49. For the longest time he was the only player left in MLB who was older than me. Now there's nobody. Franco made the announcement one year almost to the date after he hit his last major league home run.

From MLB.com:

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Franco last played in the Majors in 2007, when he played in 55 games with the New York Mets (40) and the Atlanta Braves (15). He batted .222 with one home run and 16 RBIs in 90 at-bats.

Franco hit his last Major League home run against Randy Johnson on May 4, 2007. At 48, he became the oldest player to homer in the majors.

The Dominican retired with a .298 average, 2,586 hits and 173 home runs in 23 seasons in the Majors with eight teams.


Congratulations to him!!!
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Happy retirement
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From MLB.com's "Beyond the Box Score", 5/16/08:

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Omar Vizquel joined an elite group of shortstops when he returned to the Giants' lineup in San Francisco on May 10. Bobby Wallace, Bill Dahlen, Luke Appling, Alan Trammell and now Vizquel are the only big leaguers to play the position for 20 seasons. Through Wednesday [May 14], Vizquel was just 10 games from passing Luis Aparicio, who played for 18 seasons, for most contests played at short in the Majors at 2,584.


Well, that has now come to pass, so to speak.

Before the May 30 game between the Padres and Giants at AT&T Park, Vizquel was honored for his achievement, with his boyhood idol Aparicio in attendance.

I'll bet Frodio likes this: Smile

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The two beamed in unison while talking about their respective careers and their mutual fondness for one another. Born, raised and now equally loved in the same baseball-crazed country, Vizquel and Aparicio waxed about their love for the sport and what it means to them to keep the all-time games-played mark among Venezuelans.


White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen has even deemed Vizquel to be better than Aparicio.

Yes, even though he's a Giant, congrats to Omar.

Vivo viejos!
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The Sox tried hard to get Vizquel back in 2004 because of Ozzie. He chose the Giants instead. Mad

But, it ended up okay for us anyway in 2005. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun 8/17/08 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On Friday night at Petco Park, starting pitcher Greg Maddux for the Padres faced Jamie Moyer for the Phillies. Moyer won by a slim 1-0 decision, thanks to a Pat Burrell HR.

According to Associated Press:

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The matchup between the 45-year-old Moyer and 42-year-old Maddux was the oldest by combined ages (88 years, 30 days) of starting pitchers since June 21, 2007, when Moyer and David Wells (88 years, 308 days) faced each other at Petco Park, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.


Always a Padre involved, it seems! Smile
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PostPosted: Mon 9/1/08 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Last time I posted in this thread, Greg Maddux was a Padre.

Now, as a Dodger, he holds his own unique place in the history of our nation's capital, according to the L.A. Times.

"Cy Young, Cy Old"

The Dodgers' Greg Maddux last week became the first player in 81 years to pitch in Washington, D.C., with at least 350 victories.

Walter Johnson last did it, in 1927. The only other player to do so: Cy Young, who won his 350th game in 1902 and retired as the all-time leader in 1911, with 511 victories.

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I guess it goes without saying he's the first pitcher with 350 victories to pitch in the Nationals' new ballpark. Smile

Also, Maddux pitches tonight vs. his former team...the Padres.
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PostPosted: Mon 4/2/12 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, look how long it's been since this one was posted in! Over three years.

Some of you may remember Jamie Moyer was throwing for scouts earlier in the offseason, here in San Diego.

Several months later, he's been named the No. 2 starter for the Rockies this year.

Pretty impressive for a viejo, but you have to wonder how his good preseason performance will translate in Coors Field. In any case, I'm hoping the Dodgers are able to rough him up. Seems I recall a few times they did that in his Phillies days.
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