Jamie Moyer Becomes the Oldest Pitcher to Ever Win a Major League Game
But there is more.
...the true character of Jamie Moyer is most visible off the field. He and his wife, Karen, have dedicated themselves to making lives better for others, particularly children who have suffered physical, emotional or financial pain. They have donated more than $1 million to the Moyer Foundation
, which they founded a decade ago to assist children whose families are affected by drug abuse or kids who have lost a relative or close friend to death.
The Foundation established bereavement camps across the country to give children who have lost a loved one a chance to mingle with kids in similar situations and gain support for dealing with their loss. Another camp founded and run by the Foundation provides a similar environment to children from homes where drugs have torn at the family fabric.
“You realize as an athlete how fortunate you are,” the pitcher says. “You realize that you can make a difference.
“We sometimes lose a little perspective as athletes. You’re, ‘Wow, I’m this good.’ Or, ‘I make a lot of money.’ But when you walk out that door, you’re no different from anyone else. I’m really no different from anyone else at the ballpark. It just so happens that I have a job that I love, and that other people love and enjoy watching.”