All the 40-year-olds who have played for the Rockies
Jeff Fassero (2004)
Jeff Fassero pitched 111 innings for the Rockies in 2004. The 41-year-old left-hander was released by the team just before the season ended “over philosophical differences” with manager Clint Hurdle after being asked to make a spot start.
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Jose Mesa (2006)
Although Jose Mesa ranks 13th on the all-time saves list, he no longer closed games when he pitched for the Rockies in 2006. He did appear in a career-high 79 games that season out of the bullpen.
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Steve Finley (2007)
Steve Finley finished his career with the Rockies in 2007 at the age of 42. Although he had a lackluster few months and was released in June that year, after playing with the team he could lay claim to having played for each of the five teams in the NL West.
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Jason Giambi (2009-2012)
Jason Giambi spent parts of four seasons with the Rockies. Besides being a positive veteran clubhouse presence, he also had a knack for coming up with clutch hits. In 2011, at 40, he even smashed 13 home runs and became the second-oldest player to hit three homers in one game.
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Jamie Moyer (2012)
Jamie Moyer became the oldest pitcher in major-league history to win a game when he pitched his 25th and final season as a 49-year-old in 2012 with the Rockies. He also set a record by pitching in his 50th major-league park when the Rockies played at Marlins Park in Miami.
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Todd Helton (1997-2013)
Todd Helton spent all 17 of his seasons in the majors with the Rockies after being drafted eighth overall in 1995. He holds numerous Rockies records including those for hits, home runs and RBIs. He finished his potential Hall of Fame career as a 40-year-old in 2013.
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LaTroy Hawkins (2007, 2014-2015)
LaTroy Hawkins is now in his second stint with the Rockies. He was previously part of the 2007 World Series team, and he will now end his career at 42 as the team’s primary closer. With exactly 1000 career appearances, he ranks 16th all-time among pitchers.