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    Who Was The Oldest Pitcher To Start Game 1 of a Playoff Series?

    I read that if the Mets reach the NLDS, Bartolo Colon will start Game 1. What pitcher was the oldest as of the date he started Game 1 of a playoff series?

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    Re: Who Was The Oldest Pitcher To Start Game 1 of a Playoff Series?

    Quote Originally Posted by EvanJ View Post
    I read that if the Mets reach the NLDS, Bartolo Colon will start Game 1. What pitcher was the oldest as of the date he started Game 1 of a playoff series?
    Has to be Jamie Moyer for Philly back in 2007 or 2008. Roger Clemens was also up there in 2007 for the Yankees.

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    Re: Who Was The Oldest Pitcher To Start Game 1 of a Playoff Series?

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    Has to be Jamie Moyer for Philly back in 2007 or 2008. Roger Clemens was also up there in 2007 for the Yankees.
    All of Philadelphia's playoff series in 2007 and 2008 had Cole Hamels start Game 1. In the Yankees' only playoff series in 2007, Chien-Ming Wang started Game 1.

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    Re: Who Was The Oldest Pitcher To Start Game 1 of a Playoff Series?

    Early Wynn - 1959 World Series - 39?
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    Re: Who Was The Oldest Pitcher To Start Game 1 of a Playoff Series?

    Tommy John 39, 1982 ALDS?
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    Re: Who Was The Oldest Pitcher To Start Game 1 of a Playoff Series?

    Quote Originally Posted by EvanJ View Post
    All of Philadelphia's playoff series in 2007 and 2008 had Cole Hamels start Game 1. In the Yankees' only playoff series in 2007, Chien-Ming Wang started Game 1.
    OK, Guess they didn't start game 1. So, who was it? Inquiring minds want to know.

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    Re: Who Was The Oldest Pitcher To Start Game 1 of a Playoff Series?

    For the pitchers JDPNYY said, Tommy John was 14,381 days old and Early Wynn was 14,513 days old. I don't know the answer.

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    Re: Who Was The Oldest Pitcher To Start Game 1 of a Playoff Series?

    See below......
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    Phil Niekro at age 45 in 1982?
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    Re: Who Was The Oldest Pitcher To Start Game 1 of a Playoff Series?

    Quote Originally Posted by 4Gehrig View Post
    Phil Niekro at age 45 in 1982?
    a. Niekro was 43 in October 1982, not 45.
    b. Niekro's game 1 start in 1982 was washed out after 4 innings with the Braves ahead 1-0, so not an official game. Pascual Perez started the "official" Game 1 of that series.

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