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The oldest man in the world, Jamie Moyer, talks pitching and sports psychology on NPR’s Fresh Air

Oct 3, 2013, 9:03 AM EDT


The “Jamie Moyer for Phillies Pitching Coach” buzz is picking up quite a bit of steam after the 49-yr-old pitcher (he still hasn’t technically retired!) sat down yesterday with NPR’s Dave Davies to discuss his mental approach to baseball. Moyer, the first human born with an actual noodle for an arm, credits former Oakland A’s sports psychologist Harvey Dorfman (real name!) with helping him figure out how to gain a mental edge over younger, stronger, more gifted (and any other adjective that describes someone having a physical advantage over someone else) athletes.

Among the insight Moyer dishes out: the importance of body language on the mound, how to properly glare at the umpire without showing him up, and what to do when you literally cannot throw a ball faster than 36 mph.

You can listen to the full 38-minute interview embedded below.

Click here to go to the NPR story.

Technically, Moyer went on Fresh Air to promote his new memoir, Just Tell Me I Can’t: How Jamie Moyer Defied the Radar Gun and Defeated Time, but we like to think he was there to show off his baseball knowledge and get an interview with Ruben Amaro. If anyone happens to have Big Rube’s email address, please forward this link onto him.

Thank you.

  1. Oscar Da Grouch - Oct 3, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Jamie is currently 50 going on 51.

    Jamie Moyer (born November 18, 1962)

    I’d love to see him learn a screwball or maybe a knuckleball and give one more year of baffling batters before they would figure him out. Maybe a seventh or eighth inning guy?


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