Jamie Moyer To Join Phillies Broadcast Team

Ironman starter Jamie Moyer has to date seemingly left open the possibility of a return to professional pitching, but the 51-year-old has now decided to take a different role in the game. As MLB.com's Todd Zolecki reports, Moyer is set to join fellow MLB veteran Matt Stairs in the Phillies broadcast booth for the coming season.

Moyer and Stairs were both part of the Phils' 2008 World Series-winning club. Moyer, of course, last saw big league action in 2012, when he threw 53 2/3 innings of 5.70 ERA ball for the Rockies, becoming the oldest hurler to notch a win in the bigs.

Over his remarkable career, which began in 1986 with the Cubs, Moyer threw over 4,000 MLB innings, most of them as a starter. The ageless wonder, who maintains a lifetime 4.25 ERA, put up full seasons of work through his mid-40's. The best stretch of Moyer's career came between 2001 and 2003 with the Mariners, over which he logged 100 starts, 655 1/3 innings, and posted a 3.34 ERA on the back of 5.4 K/9 and 2.2 BB/9

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  1. WhoKilledTheRallyMonkey 1 year ago

    Moyer and Phillies are a perfect match, now they will have 8 members of the 2008 Phillies in the park every night.

  2. Jonathan Barlock 1 year ago

    Wish Moyer was joining the Mariners broadcast team instead.

    • johnsilver 1 year ago

      M’s actually have it pretty good compared to MANY teams out there.. Dave Sims is a good PBP guy.. There are some teams not going to mention that have horrible ones that just refuse to get rid of them year after year.. Marlins have a good team and have managed to keep them together, Oakland. Not saying Sims partner is the greatest (Blowers is it?) but Sims is really good..

      There are a few guys who are so homerist (nice name there) they should wear nothing but jackets with team logos.

  3. 416jays 1 year ago

    He will make the team!!!

  4. TheOne247 1 year ago

    Love Moyer, would have liked to seen him take that kind of role with Seattle though…Good luck Mr. Moyer, always a class act!

  5. sjwil1 1 year ago

    White Sox??? Nope, Cubs

    • Jeff_Todd_MLBTR 1 year ago

      Whoops, saw a Chicago reference and plugged it in without thinking.

      Silly mistake, as I knew that he started out with the Cubs — I have a wood-paneled, 1987 Topps card buried in my collection featuring Moyer in Cubs garb.

  6. WhoKilledTheRallyMonkey 1 year ago

    crazy to think he had a 25 year career, if he had made it 4 more years he would probably have cracked 300 wins.

    • Michael 1 year ago

      If he had played four more years, he probably would have cracked….period.

  7. Danny Phillips 1 year ago

    Pretty dull day of rumors.

    • Jeff_Todd_MLBTR 1 year ago

      It is throwback, ageless-wonder Tuesday. Thirty years ago (1984), Moyer was drafted and Ryan was just beginning his last decade of MLB work at age 37.

      (Over that decade, Ryan started 291 games, posted a 3.36 ERA, and struck out 9.8 batters per nine. Moyer’s excellent three-year stretch noted in the post came after he turned 37 as well.)

  8. Ruben_Tomorrow 1 year ago

    No more Wheels? What?!?!?

    • Matt Mccarron 1 year ago

      Was announced almost 2 months ago. He was one of the least liked announcers in a long time. Was time for change. I think they should of let him retire on his own terms, considering hes the last tie in the organization to HK. No more Sarge and missed placed emphasize either.

      • nepp 1 year ago

        Let him retire on his own terms? You mean like how he forced Whitey out of the booth and tried to do the same to HK later on? Yeah, they definitely should have done that.

  9. Matt Mccarron 1 year ago

    Would of rather of had Moyer be the pitching coach. This could be the best onscreen Phillies announcer since HK. Wheels and Sarge were just terrible. Tommy Mac is pretty dull.

  10. Matt Mccarron 1 year ago

    I guess this locks down the chance of him being a pitcher again, which makes me alittle sad.

  11. Kolukonu 1 year ago

    I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with Jamie Moyer this past summer. He was in Idaho Falls watching his son, Dillon Moyer, play for the Ogden Raptors (Affiliate for the Dodgers). He is a remarkable human who loves the game, and will do a great job for the Phillies broadcast team.

  12. MLB416 1 year ago

    The innings pitched totals are remarkable. Take into context that Mark Buehrle has pitched 13 straight seasons, of 200 plus innings at age 34 he has logged 2882 innings while never hitting the disabled list, yet he finds himself 1192 innings behind Moyer.

  13. Mike Blowers 1 year ago

    Always loved watching this guy pitched. Happy for him in what ever he does!

  14. MLB416 1 year ago

    Kudos to Moyer on an excellent career, finished or not

  15. Gothapotamus 1 year ago

    Sounds legit.

  16. Derpy 1 year ago

    I wonder how well he can broadcast. The times I’ve listened to the Phillies, I have not been impressed by their crew. They could use an upgrade. Oh, and the Marlins. Please tell me the Marlins have upgraded their radio people. I went on a road trip last year and had to hear those Marlin radio people do a few games. It was comically bad. There was one point in time where they had almost an entire half inning of dead air, you just heard the crowd noises very faintly in the background.

  17. JamieMoyer 1 year ago

    Mind y’all, this doesn’t change anything. I’m still coming back to the bigs.

  18. NYBravosFan10 1 year ago

    I’d love to say that this guy was drafted before most of the Phillies roster was even born but…yeah…

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