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Moyer to Cy Young in 10 moves

In Jamie Moyer’s first game as a Major Leaguer, he beat Steve Carlton.

In Steve Carlton’s first game as a Major Leaguer, he relieved Bob Gibson (well, Gibson started the game).

In Bob Gibson’s first game as a Major leaguer, Stan Musial got two hits.

In Stan Musial’s first game as a Major Leaguer, he got two hits off Jim (Abba Dabba) Tobin.

In Abba Dabba Tobin’s first game as a Major Leaguer, Paul Waner got two hits.

In Paul Waner’s first game as a Major Leaguer, he walked against Flint Rhem.

In 1924 Flint Rhem — who had thrown a no-hitter in the Western League — was brought to the big leagues by Branch Rickey.

Branch Rickey’s first big signing was George Sisler.

In George Sisler’s first season, he was teammates with Bobby Wallace.

Bobby Walace played his early years for the Cleveland Spiders. His most prominent teammate was Cy Young.

Wouldn’t it be great if Jamie Moyer won the Cy Young?

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16 Responses to Moyer to Cy Young in 10 moves

  1. marshall says:

    If Moyer can keep up his 2.55 ERA while playing in Coors, I’d say he’s got a chance! Of course, he’ll have to improve on that .333 winning percentage.

  2. David says:

    Whoo-hoo! I’m second. Love the new look Joe, and best of luck with Project X, whatever it may be.

  3. Matt says:

    Another way …
    Jamie Moyer was teammates with Ron Cey
    Ron Cey was teammates with Hoyt Wilhelm
    Hoyt Wilhelm was teammates with Bob Elliott
    Bob Elliott was teammates with Paul Waner
    Paul Waner was teammates with Bullett Joe Bush
    Bullett Joe Bush was teammates with Tris Speaker
    Tris Speaker was teammates with Cy Young

  4. RE: Matt

    That first line stopped me dead. Jamie Moyer was teammates with Ron Cey?!?!? That’s all I need to know.

  5. Chris says:

    And now, because of Moyer, you can link almost any current Major Leaguer to Cy Young in just one extra move.

    Crazy!

  6. rcharbon says:

    In Jamie Moyer’s first game as a Major Leaguer, he beat Steve Carlton.
    Steve Carlton won 4 Cy Young Awards before facing Jamie Moyer.

    Shortcut!

  7. Unknown says:

    Great self-portrait in the new blog header Joe…

  8. Jamie Moyer has faced 8% of all hitters in major league history. That’s an utterly astounding number.

  9. Shawn says:

    And anyone who has ever played with Moyer is only 11 steps from Cy Young.

  10. KHAZAD says:

    Thank God for Jamie Moyer! There is now once again a professional athlete older than me!

  11. Mark Daniel says:

    Rob Vanderlan makes an exceptionally good point. Ron Cey…

  12. themannfl1 says:

    You can get from Bryce Harper (b.1992) to Nate Birkenstock (b. 1830) of the 1871 Philadelphia Athletics in 9 steps. Birkenstock is recognized as the earliest born player to ever play in a MLB game.

  13. Thank God for Jamie Moyer! There is now once again a professional athlete older than me!

    Presswire

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