The Colorado Rockies honored Larry Walker, 1997 National League MVP, at Sunday’s game, where he threw out the ceremonial first pitch, and the first 20,000 fans received his bobble-head likeness. The event was part of the Rockies’ 20th anniversary celebration, and it recognized Walker’s outstanding achievements during his 10 years with the Rockies. When his name was announced before the first pitch, which he threw to former teammate Vinny Castilla, the stadium played his walk-up song -- "Crazy Train" by Ozzy Osbourne -- and he received a standing ovation.
Walker was the first official “Teammate” to sign on when the foundation began in 1999, and he has served on the Board of Directors since 2002.
"I had no idea when I first joined Teammates for Kids that it would be as amazing as it is!” said Walker. “The number of lives that it has touched is out of this world! It has been a true honor to not only be on the board, but to be the first athlete to be part of this incredible group!"
"Walker is all about the kids. He has served this foundation since day one, he has been a dear friend to me ever since and will continue to be the rest of my life. I love Larry Walker," said Co-Founder of Teammates for Kids Garth Brooks.