Andy Pettitte is announcing his retirement tomorrow and Jamie Moyer’s chances for a comeback are looking very shaky following Tommy John elbow surgery at age 48, which means no active pitchers have 200 career wins.
In fact, only one active pitcher has more than 170 wins and it’s … Tim Wakefield with 193. Seriously, here’s the active wins leaderboard with Pettitte and Moyer out of the picture:
Tim Wakefield 193 Roy Halladay 169 Livan Hernandez 166 Tim Hudson 165 Kevin Millwood 159 Derek Lowe 157 CC Sabathia 157 Javier Vazquez 152 Roy Oswalt 150
And no one else has 150 victories. Wakefield is facing an uphill battle to reach 200 wins, but he figures to be the active leader until at least mid-2012.