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Moyer in good company

Posted on: June 22, 2010 8:09 pm
Edited on: June 23, 2010 12:20 am
Jamie Moyer When Phillies starter Jamie Moyer gave up a solo home run to the Indians' Russell Branyan on Tuesday night, it was his 505th career home run allowed, tying Robin Roberts for the most all time.

But being at the top of the leaderboard for a negative statistic is not the sign of a bad player. In fact, historically, it's a sign of greatness.

* Strikeout leader Nolan Ryan (5,714) is also the career leader in walks issued (2,795). In fact, the top five on the walks list are in the Hall of Fame: Ryan, Steve Carlton, Phil Niekro, Early Wynn and Bob Feller.

* Other than Moyer, the rest of the top five in homers allowed are in the Hall of Fame: Roberts, Fergie Jenkins, Niekro and Don Sutton.

* Top five in losses? All in the Hall: Cy Young, Pud Galvin, Ryan, Walter Johnson and Niekro.

* Top five in earned runs? Yep, all in the Hall: Young, Niekro, Sutton, Ryan and Galvin.

* Moving to the hitting side, Reggie Jackson leads the career strikeout list.

* The seven players who have grounded into the most career double plays are Hall of Famers or will be: Cal Ripken Jr., Hank Aaron, Carl Yastrzemski, Ivan Rodriguez, Dave Winfield, Eddie Murray and Jim Rice.

* The top 13 in outs made are in the Hall, with the exception of Pete Rose (the all-time leader with 10,328) and Craig Biggio (No. 10), who will be a strong candidate.

So Moyer shouldn't feel bad about his new record. He's in very good company.

-- David Andriesen

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Since: Jan 2, 2010
Posted on: June 23, 2010 4:01 pm

Moyer in good company

yea as a philly fan i must agree, he's not going to get to the hall. He was never dominant but he has always been very solid. STILL  hes on a hell of a run right now and he is living proof that having the best stuff means nothing if u dont know what to do with it. The guy is really leaning on pure experience right now. very rare to see a SP his age with stuff ALL under 90 mph, stuimp teams. 3 beauties for moyer this year and counting.........

Since: Feb 27, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2010 10:41 am

Moyer in good company

Moyer has been good for a long period, but is not even close to being a Hall of Famer. I hope this writer is not saying he somehow is. Career ERA is too high for the Hall, and was never dominant at all.

Since: Jan 23, 2008
Posted on: June 23, 2010 10:32 am

Moyer in good company

Note, hall of famer Rickey Henderson is the career leader in caught stealing with 335.

Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: June 23, 2010 9:27 am

Moyer in good company

this is an obvious comment. if you do nothing but give up home runs, your not gonna be in the league long enough to break any records. this is the same reason its not an insult for brett favre to be the career leader in INTs. all this shows is longevity 

Since: Mar 29, 2007
Posted on: June 22, 2010 10:56 pm

Moyer in good company

Craig Biggio is a strong candidate? Isnt he a member of the 3,000 hit club?

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