As the first reliever to record 300 saves in baseball history, Rollie Fingers was accustomed to closing out victories in his 17-year major league career.

On Tuesday, the 1992 National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee returned to Cooperstown to start the 31st Annual Otesaga Hotel Seniors Open Pro-Am at the Leatherstocking Golf Course as Hall of Fame Ambassador.

The Scholarship Fund of Pathfinder Village, a residential community in nearby Edmeston, N.Y., for children and adults with Down syndrome, received a check for $50,000 from the Pro-Am event.

Proceeds from the tournament also benefit the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum’s education programs, enabling the institution to fulfill its outreach mission.

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