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Age Differential of Starting Pitchers?

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Age Differential of Starting Pitchers?
Here's a question for you stats nuts out there. Today I'm watching the Tigers--BayStars game, in which the starting pitchers are Miura (40) and Fujinamai (19). I was just wondering if anyone knows the biggest age differential ever in a game between opposing starting pitchers (either in NPB or MLB). As Yamamoto (48) is still starting, I imagine he could be involved in the answer. Anyway, not sure if there's a stat for something like this, but then again there's a stat for everything.
Re: Age Differential of Starting Pitchers?
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Apr 28, 2013 4:13 PM | YBS Fan ]

If it's anywhere near the top, it'll be in tomorrow's newspaper. They like that sort of thing.
Re: Age Differential of Starting Pitchers?
[ Author: Guest: Gotigersredsox | Posted: Apr 28, 2013 6:00 PM ]

Even with the 19 year differential, it might not be near the top. With it being not so uncommon in Japan to go straight from high school to a pro rotation--and pitchers like Yamamoto and Kudoh going well into their 40s--it could be more like 25 years.

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