BCA is excited to announce Jamie Moyer, World Series Champion Pitcher and Philanthropist, as our guest speaker for the September 2017 Hospitality Breakfast. He will tell stories about his time in Philadelphia combined with the keys to his longevity in the big leagues.
Jamie won 16 games for the Philadelphia Phillies and played a key role in the team’s first World Series Championship in 28 years. Over 24 seasons, Jamie has earned 267 victories, recorded 4,020.1 innings pitched and collected 2,405 strikeouts.
Jamie Moyer entered his 26th Major League Baseball (MLB) season in 2012 as the oldest active player, oldest pitcher to win a game and the winningest pitcher in the game. At 45 years, 342 days, the veteran pitcher became the second oldest player in baseball history to start a postseason game when he pitched in the 2008 World Series. That season, Moyer won 16 games for the Philadelphia Phillies and played a key role in the team’s first World Series Championship in 28 years. In 2010, Moyer became the oldest pitcher in baseball history to throw a shutout, when at 47 years, 170 days old, he threw a two-hit shutout.
The baseball veteran joined the Phillies in August 2006 after 10 seasons with the Seattle Mariners. Moyer left the Mariners as the team’s all-time leader in wins. His professional career also includes stints with the Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles and Boston Red Sox. Moyer began his career with the Cubs in 1986 and twice finished in the top five in voting for the Cy Young Award with Seattle (2001 & 2003). Over 24 seasons, he has earned 267 victories, recorded 4,020.1 innings pitched and collected 2,405 strikeouts.
The father of eight is extremely active off the field as well. He and his wife, Karen, founded The Moyer Foundation (www.MoyerFoundation.org) in 2000 with the mission to provide comfort and support to children enduring a time of profound physical, emotional or financial distress. With the community’s support, The Moyer Foundation has raised over $20 million to assist more than 225 different programs that directly serve the needs of children in distress. In addition to supporting organizations through grants, The Moyer Foundation created and funds Camp Erin, the largest nationwide bereavement camp for children and teens; Camp Mariposa, a camp for children affected by addiction in their families; and supports many community partnerships like The Gregory Fund (in partnership with Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center) for early cancer-detection research.