Last week we announced the winners of our online raffle held in support of The Moyer Foundation. As a prize the winners were invited to ask Jamie Moyer interview questions, which he has graciously answered below.
From Mike M.: Jamie, you’ve spent the last 23 years playing major league baseball for 7 different teams in 7 different cities and have spent countless hours traveling all around the country – What is your favorite story or memory from traveling with your team(s)? (i.e. fond memories, humorous teammates/pranks, lost luggage, favorite places, crappy hotels, etc.)
The majority of my career has been an incredible journey. I have had the good fortune to play with and against some great players who have impacted my life and the game of baseball in many great ways. Some of my most favorite teammates are Nolan Ryan, Cal Ripken, and Andre Dawson. The all had a unique way of dealing with their jobs, in a very successful way. Which is something I feel very fortunate that I was able to witness and learn from the three of them. Which I feel has helped me throughout my career. I’ve certainly stayed in some shady hotels throughout my career, but honestly don’t remember names nor would I want to ever return to them. Ryan Sanberg was a pretty sneaky prankster. So was Terry Francona!
Christine K.: Would you and your family stay in this area when you retire? Possibly run a baseball clinic for young players? Your wisdom, knowledge and experience would be invaluable to elementary and high school kids. You have proven you can endure, and do it successfully. You are “mentoring” the younger players on the team now, why not share it with others?
I’m really not sure what life will bring me in retirement. I am leaving all of my options open at this point. It would be nice to be able to give back to the game that has given me so much! As for now time will tell……!
Thank you both Mike and Christine for your questions. They really allowed me to think of the many great experiences I’ve had in my past!