2012 sports year in review: records, achievements, plus sundry feats and streaks from Brees and Bryant to Cain and Ko

It’s impossible to list all the records set in 2012, but here’s a short rundown of some heralded highlights, plus 20 of our favorites, including some you might have missed.

3. Moyer breaks pitching age barrier

Jamie Moyer, who began the 2012 baseball season with the Colorado Rockies, became the oldest pitcher, at 49-plus, to ever win a game in the big leagues. Things mostly spiraled downward thereafter as went 2-5 in 10 games before being designated for assignment. The Orioles signed him to a minor-league contract and eventually released him when he opted out of extending his stay with the Norfolk Tides farm team. It appears he has retired with a lifetime 269-209 record during 25 major-league seasons.

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