Moyer pitched 5 of his 25 seasons for his hometown Phillies
Former Phillies starting pitcher Jamie Moyer has been elected to the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame in a star-studded class that includes Allen Iverson and Brian Westbrook.
Moyer will be one of four baseball players to be inducted this year along with Louis Santop, Gavvy Cravath, and Chester native Danny Murtaugh. They join a group of 51 baseball players, managers, teams, and umpires that either played or grew up in the Philadelphia area.
Acquired in 2006 for prospects Andrew Baldwin and Andy Barb, Moyer led the rotation at the ripe age of 43. The Souderton native and St. Joes grad was a critical piece of the 2008 World Series championship, leading the team with 16 wins.
From 2006-10 Moyer won 56 games with a 4.55 ERA and became the oldest pitcher to throw a complete game shutout at the age of 47 years and 170 days when he two-hit the Braves on May 7, 2010.
Moyer spent 25 seasons with the Mariners, Cubs, Orioles, Rangers, Rockies, Red Sox, Cardinals, and Phillies, making his major league debut in 1986 with Chicago. Retiring in 2012 after a short stint with Colorado, Moyer finished with three top-six Cy Young seasons and one All-Star nod.
The 522 home runs Moyer allowed in his career are the most in baseball history.
Boxer Benny Bass, writer Mel Greenberg, U Penn coach Joanne Iverson, NFL star Billy “White Shoes” Johnson, Flyer Reggie Leach, Olympian Donald Lippincott, Notre Dame coach Muffett McGraw, Hall of Fame writer Claire Smith, and the 1948-49 Eagles will join Moyer, Westbrook, Santop, Cravath, and Murtaugh as the 2018 class.
The induction will take place on November 1 at SugarHouse casino.