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philly.com Feb 17, 2017

Joaquin Benoit is Phillies' oldest player, but his fastball doesn't look the part

CLEARWATER, Fla. - The first time Joaquin Benoit stepped on a major-league mound, Ivan Rodriguez was his catcher. Rafael Palmeiro manned first and Alex Rodriguez played shortstop. The Dominican rookie pitcher allowed homers in his debut to Robert Fick, Randall Simon and Damion Easley. His ERA did not creep below 5.00 until his fourth season, but that is not what makes Benoit a marvel as he nears his 40th birthday.

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