Former Phillies Pitcher Jamie Moyer Heading to Mariners Hall of Fame
Former Phillies pitcher and broadcaster Jamie Moyer will be the newest member of the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame. Moyer, a member of the 2008 World Series champions, will be inducted in ceremonies that will take place on Saturday, Aug. 8.
Moyer, is the Mariners all-time leader in wins (145) and innings pitched (2,093) and is the only Mariners pitcher to have won 20 games more than once. In 2001, Moyer went 20-6 in and in 2003 he went 21-7, going to the MLB All-Star game. He also finished in the top 10 in the Cy Young award voting three times while with the Mariners.
"The Seattle Mariners are proud to welcome Jamie Moyer to our franchise's Hall of Fame," said team president Kevin Mather in a press release. "He was an outstanding representative of the Mariners both on and off the field, and will always be an important part of our history."
Moyer was drafted by the Cubs in the sixth round of the 1984 draft out of St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia, Moyer pitched 25 years in the bigs with eight different teams including the Phillies.
Moyer was acquired by the Phillies on August 19, 2006, for minor league pitchers Andrew Barb and Andrew Baldwin. He spent five seasons with the Phillies, helping them win a World Series in 2008.
During his time with the Phillies Moyer went 56-40 in 123 games pitched.
Moyer made his last start May 27, 2012 at the age of 49 and spent last year as a broadcaster for the Phillies.
Moyer is not eligible for the Phillies Wall of Fame, while he has the required five years of service, he does not have enough games pitched with the team.
To be eligible for the Phillies Wall of Fame, any Phillies player with five or more years of service are eligible. Managers and coaches need four or more years of service. In addition, position players require a minimum of 700 games, while pitchers need a minimum of 180 games to be eligible.
All players must be retired for three years before they can be eligible for the ballot. Consideration is given to longevity, ability, contributions to the Phillies and baseball, character plus special achievements.