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At 49, Moyer Not Giving Up Baseball Dream

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The Chicago Cubs had seen all they needed to see from the veteran pitcher.

They had drafted him, traded him, and brought him back again as a free agent. They knew him well, but just didn’t see a place for the 29-year-old left-hander in their rotation. So in the final week of spring training, they cut him loose.

The year was 1992, and the pitcher was Jamie Moyer.

“We were saying ‘it’s time to get a real job,’ ” says Karen Moyer, Jamie’s wife of 24 years.

The Moyers never quite got around to that job hunt. Jamie spent the rest of the 1992 season in the minor leagues, and went on to pitch in the majors for the next 18 years,...

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