10/24/08 6:06 PM ET
When Garza, Moyer were born ...
By Kevin Horan / MLB.com
All season long, the Phillies have relied on the experience and consistency of the 45-year-old Jamie Moyer. The left-hander's 16 wins were the most among the team's pitchers during the 2008 regular season.Matt Garza, 24, burst onto the national stage during the American League Championship Series, shutting down the Red Sox to earn the ALCS MVP Award. One thing these two hurlers have in common is that they will be appearing in their first World Series on Saturday night. Moyer is the oldest player to be making his Fall Classic debut, topping Dazzy Vance, who, at 43, appeared for the Cardinals in the 1934 Fall Classic as a reliever, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Here's a look at what was going on in the world when these two hurlers were born:
The price of a gallon of gasoline:
1962 (when Moyer was born): 31 cents
1983 (when Garza was born): $1.30
The Academy Award winner for best picture:
1962: "Lawrence of Arabia"
1983: "Terms of Endearment"
The top song on the Billboard Hot 100:
1962: Mr. Acker Bilk's "Stranger on the Shore"
1983: The Police's "Every Breath You Take"
President of the United States:
1962: John F. Kennedy
1983: Ronald Reagan
1962: "The Tonight Show" starring Johnny Carson debuts on NBC
1983: Michael Jackson's music video "Thriller" is broadcast for the first time
Kevin Horan is an associate reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.