Jamie Moyer has allowed 504 career home runs, one shy of Robin Roberts’ career record. That record could fall tonight against the Tribe.
In his career against the Indians, Moyer has allowed 25 home runs – 6th most he’s allowed to any one franchise. But here’s the stat that really blows my mind: the first Indian to homer of Moyer was Cory Snyder! That was over 21 years ago, on May 2, 1989.
Since Snyder, 13 other Indians have homered off of Moyer. Manny Ramirez leads the way with five, followed by Kenny Lofton, Jim Thome and Casey Blake with two. Among the obscure Indians to go deep off Moyer: Lou Merloni, David Segui and Eduardo Perez.
Somewhat surprisingly, those 25 home runs don’t put Moyer anywhere near the lead for the most victimized pitcher by Tribe. Over the last 50 seasons that distinction belongs to Mark Buehrle – by a long shot.