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Fmr. Phillies pitcher Jamie Moyer talks about living healthy

By Will Lewis, Reporter, WLewis@wfmz.com
Published On: Apr 19 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 19 2013 10:16:21 PM CDT

A man who helped the Phillies win a title in 2008 is talking to people about the importance of staying healthy.

SOUDERTON, Pa. -

A man who helped the Phillies win a title in 2008 is talking to people about the importance of staying healthy.

Jamie Moyer returned home to help Grand View Hospital celebrate 100 years in business.

"I had a dream as a little boy which I'm sure a lot of kids sitting here tonight have a dream," Jamie Moyer, told the crowd. "And that dream was to become a Major League Baseball player."

A major part of the way Jamie Moyer got to the major leagues is by living a healthy lifestyle.

"I've been taught as a youngster the value of work and to dedicate yourself to your passions," said Moyer.

Jamie Moyer and his wife, Karen, are speaking at the Grand View Hospital health seminar at Calvary Church in Souderton, Montgomery County.

"Being able to be a small part of their history and the legacy that they've been able to create at Grand View Hospital," said Moyer. "I think it is very special."

Hospital workers say Moyer, a native of Souderton, is the perfect choice to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of the hospital.

"He was born here, his mother is a volunteer here," said Mary DeHaven, Director of Public Relations at Grand View Hospital. "Their family has lived here for a long time. And I think he is representative of the best things about our community."

Before people got a chance to hear the Moyers speak, they got a chance to check their health at several screening stations.

"Often in these screening programs we will find people who do have a health issue that does need to be addressed," added DeHaven

Moyer holds the record for being the oldest pitcher in major league baseball.

He credits good genes, eating smart and eating healthy.

"It's all about making those right choices," said Moyer.

Something he hopes people from his hometown keeps doing with the help of a local hospital that helped him.