Moyer Hits 262 and 500
Jamie Moyer picked up his 262nd career win last night in a 9-5 victory over the Brewers, which is 40th all-time.
He also allowed his 500th career homer, which is second all-time.
Moyer sits at 501 after he allowed three solo homers in the second inning to the Brewers, which has him four behind Robin Roberts, who allowed 505 for the all-time record. Moyer has thrown 3,947 2/3 innings in his career, which ranks 43rd. Roberts threw 4,688 2/3, which ranks 21st.
Rounding out the top 10 in career homers allowed are Ferguson Jenkins (483), Phil Niekro (482), Don Sutton (472), Frank Tanana (448), Warren Spahn (434), Bert Blyleven (430), Steve Carlton (414) and Randy Johnson (411). That’s not bad company.
“There’s a lot of chances out there,” Moyer said. “You can’t give up 500 in 600 at-bats, can you? I’ve thrown a few innings in my career. You’re going to give up hits, home runs, walks, strikeouts, errors. I don’t really keep track of it all.”
A couple Moyer homer notes:
- Manny Ramirez has homered off of Moyer the most – 10 times.
- Moyer has surrendered home runs in 41 different ballparks (89 in Safeco – the most for any one park).
- He has allowed 292 solo home runs and seven grand slams.
- He has served up 377 homers to righties and 124 to lefties.
- Jim Edmonds, the man who touches Moyer up for the 500th, had never homered against Moyer before the milestone.