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Roenicke awed by Moyer's longevity

Roenicke awed by Moyer's longevity

Roenicke awed by Moyer's longevity
MILWAUKEE -- Brewers manager Ron Roenicke marveled on Saturday that an old opponent is still toiling between the white lines.

Forty-nine-year-old Jamie Moyer made his Colorado Rockies debut on Saturday, jogging Roenicke's memory to June 16, 1986. Roenicke was the 29-year-old Phillies leadoff hitter. Moyer was a 23-year-old making his big league debut for the Cubs.

Nearly 25 years later, Moyer is still going.

"There's no way I could step on this field and play for probably the last 10 years, and he's out there playing," Roenicke said. "It really is incredible. I can't imagine it. I'm throwing batting practice from 50 feet, and sometimes I'm worried about whether I can throw strikes or not. Pretty amazing."

Moyer won that debut, by the way, though Roenicke was 3-for-4 with a double, a walk and a run scored.

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