On Tuesday night, Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher in MLB history to win a game at 49 years and 181 days. He tossed seven innings and gave up just two runs (zero earned) in an outing that made him look a bit younger than a guy pushing the half-century mark.

Sports are full of old-guy records. Here are some of them:

Jamie Moyer Joins George Blanda, Gordie Howe, Julio Franco Among Best Of The Oldies Slideshow


George Blanda

On Jan. 4, 1976, Blanda, at age 48 years and 109 days, took the field for the Raiders in a 16-10 AFC championship game loss to the Steelers. The Hall of Famer's quarterbacking career was virtually over at this point (he was the backup to Ken Stabler), but Blanda remained an important Raiders asset as the kicker. Blanda booted a field goal and an extra point in the game, thus becoming the oldest player to play in an NFL game, the oldest player to kick a field goal and the oldest player to kick an extra point. Blanda also holds the record as the oldest player to throw a touchdown pass, a mark he set at 47 years and 88 days.


Gordie Howe

In 1973, Mr. Hockey ended his first retirement to play for the Houston Aeros of the World Hockey Association. The move gave Howe a chance to play with his sons, who had also been offered contracts. In 1979, when the WHA folded, Howe was a member of the league’s New England Whalers. The renamed Hartford Whalers were asked to join the NHL, giving Howe one last shot at the league he won four Stanley Cups in. At 52 years and 11 days, Howe played his final NHL game, a playoff loss to the Canadiens. He is the only NHL player to ever play in a game after age 50.


Julio Franco

While Franco made three All-Star Games and claimed five Silver Slugger Awards, he will perhaps be most remembered for the records he set based on age. On May 4, 2007, Franco blasted a home run as a member of the Mets in a 5-3 win against the Diamondbacks. The home run at Chase Field would prove to be Franco's last, setting the record at 48 years and 254 days. Franco is also the oldest player to hit a grand slam at 46 years and 308 days and the oldest player to hit two home runs in one game at age 46 and 299 days.


Bill Shoemaker

The legendary jockey won his first Kentucky Derby at age 23 in 1955. Shoemaker went on to win the Preakness Stakes twice, the Belmont Stakes five times, and the Kentucky Derby three more times. Of those wins, the most famous perhaps came at the 1986 Derby when Shoemaker rode the 18-1 outsider Ferdinand to victory. Shoemaker became the oldest jockey to win "The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports" at 54 years and 258 days.


Johnny Bower

Bower, a Hall of Famer, played his final game at the listed age of 45 years and 32 days. But rumors have swirled for decades that he lied about his age during his career, so he might actually be the oldest NHL goalie. Officially that honor belongs to Moe Roberts, who, for a time, also held the record as the youngest goaltender ever to play an NHL game. He made his NHL debut on Dec. 8, 1925, at 19 years and 350 days. That record was broken nearly 20 years later. Roberts played in only ten games the rest of his career, but perhaps none as famous as his last. At 45 years and 337 days, on Nov. 25, 1951, Roberts was an assistant trainer for the Black Hawks when the team's starter suffered a third period injury. Roberts strapped on the pads as his replacement and did not allow a goal in a 5-2 loss to the Red Wings.


Karl Malone

Although the Mailman looked awkward in a Laker uniform in his final season, the Hall of Famer did not lose his skill. At 40 years and 127 days, on Nov. 28, 2003, Malone became the oldest NBA player to record a triple-double. He had 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a 103-87 win over the Spurs.


Jack Nicklaus

Eleven years since his previous title at Augusta, the Golden Bear won his sixth green jacket and 18th and final major title on April 13, 1986. Nicklaus shot a final round seven-under 65, including a six-under 30 on the back nine to win the title by one stroke. Nicklaus became the oldest green jacket winner at 46 years and 83 days.


Sam Snead

At 67 years and 68 days, Snead became the oldest player to make a cut at a major at the 1979 PGA Championship. Snead shot a first round-73 and a second round-71 at Oakland Hills Country Club. He finished in 42nd place with a score of eight-over. He is also the oldest player to make the cut at the U.S. Open, a feat he accomplished at age 61.


Martina Navratilova

Long after her final Grand Slam singles title, Navratilova became the oldest player to win a Grand Slam doubles final at Wimbledon in 2003. Just over 46 years and eight months old, Navratilova teamed with Leander Paes to take home the Mixed Doubles crown. Navratilova surpassed the record she had created after winning the Australian Open with Paes earlier in the year.


Roger Milla

At 42 years and 39 days, the Cameroonian striker became the oldest player to score a goal in the FIFA World Cup on June 28, 1994. At Stanford Stadium in Stanford, Calif., Milla pocketed Cameroon's only goal of a 6-1 loss to Russia. Milla was selected by Pele in 2004 as part of the FIFA 100, a list of the 125 greatest living football players in 2004.

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