A Hall of Fame pitcher comes to town

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. The Monument Little League brings in a little help from the outside to help fundraising efforts - one of the MLB's finest lends a helping hand to finance a newly built project for the youngsters.

Baseball Hall of Fame’s Goose Gossage paid a special visit to the recently constructed Monument Little League Hitting Facility.

He facilitated promotion and donation collection for the new building and addressed the audience of baseball fans in town about on Monday afternoon.

Originally from Colorado Springs, he's one of all-time best right-handed relief pitchers the MLB has ever seen and he's excited to see baseball opportunities for the youth grow in the Grand Valley.

“We need more facilities like this and you know this is the greatest thing since sliced bread for the kids,” says Goose Gossage.

Gossage covered important life lessons of the game and encouraged the continued growth of baseball programs on the Western Slope.

Along with signing autographs at the hitting facility, Gossage also made an appearance at Suplizio Field before the GJ Rockies game.

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