Jamie Moyer, a regular at the IMG Academy baseball training camps is making the transition from the bump to the booth, at least for this upcoming season. The 48-year-old Moyer is currently rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, but has no intentions of retiring, and plans to pitch again next season.
From ESPN MediaZone:
Former Major League Baseball pitcher Jamie Moyer, a 24-year Major League veteran, has joined ESPN as a Baseball Tonight analyst. Moyer will debut tomorrow, Thursday, March 31, contributing to ESPN'sOpening Day coverage (including the midnight ET episode of Baseball Tonight). He will provide analysis on Baseball Tonight throughout the season.
âI'm excited about the opportunity to work at ESPN,â said Moyer. âIt's a new challenge and I look forward to this forum as a chance to elaborate on the art of pitching as I rehab from injury this season. I hope to get back on the diamond in the future.â
Moyer, one of baseball's ironmen, played 24 seasons with seven MLB clubs (Chicago Cubs 1986-88, Texas 89-90, St. Louis 1991, Baltimore 1993-95, Boston 1996, Seattle 1996-2006, Philadelphia 2006-10). Moyer has a career 267-204 record and a 4.24 earned run average.
At the end of the 2010 season, Moyer had tallied 2,045 career strikeouts, which was tops among active pitchers. In 2008, at age 45, he started his first World Series game as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies (against the Tampa Bay Rays) en route to a World Series championship.
Moyer was an All-Star in 2003, when he notched a career-best 21 wins and a 3.27 earned run average. He was also named the recipient of the prestigious Roberto Clemente Award in 2003, presented annually to the player who best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual's contributions to his team.