Jamie Moyer addresses Immaculata graduates in Pa.

IMMACULATA, Pa. (AP) — Former Philadelphia Phillies left-hander Jamie Moyer wants to see Immaculata College graduates persevere in their lives and remember to give back to others.

Moyer, a member of the Phillies team that won the World Series in 2008, spoke Sunday to the graduating class at the private Catholic university outside Philadelphia. He says it’s a great feeling to overcome adversity and exceed goals you set for yourself, and that it requires integrity and faith in yourself.

The Daily Local News reports (http://bit.ly/11R9bqY ) Moyer was also awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree.

Moyer played 25 years in Major League Baseball. Last year, as a Colorado Rockie, the 49-year-old became the oldest starting pitcher to record a win.

He and his wife established the nonprofit Moyer Foundation to help children in distress.

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Information from: Daily Local News, http://www.dailylocal.com

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