GASTONIA, NC – NOVEMBER 10, 2022 The Gastonia Honey Hunters announced today that Mauro “Goose” Gozzo has signed a three-year contract to continue his role as Team Manager. He has over 20 seasons of managerial experience throughout professional baseball. This will be his fourth year working in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB).
During Gozzo’s second year with the Gastonia Honey Hunters, the team had a record-breaking 2022 season with an 88-44 record, finishing at the top spot in the ALPB. The Honey Hunters broke the ALPB record for most stolen bases by a team in a regular season. In 2022, the team was the first and second half South Division Champions.
“Goose” Gozzo was the 13th round draft pick of the 1984 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft by the New York Mets. Throughout his career, he played for the New York Mets, Toronto Blue Jays, Cleveland Indians, and Minnesota Twins. Gozzo spent 10 years in the MLB before playing his final game with the Mets.
“I am excited to continue building the Gastonia Honey Hunters brand on and off the field. Thank you to the fans and town officials for all your support, “ stated Mauro “Goose” Gozzo, Team Manager, Gastonia Honey Hunters. “I have enjoyed Gastonia and the surrounding communities, and I am looking forward to our future successes.”
The Gastonia Honey Hunters have also signed a one-year contract with Assistant General Manager Brady Salisbury. This will be Salisbury’s second season with the Honey Hunters.
“I am very appreciative to have the trust from higher up to bring me back for another year. Really looking forward to helping build another competitive roster and continuing to make Gastonia a staple in this league. Next year brings high expectations and I am ready to put in the effort to meet them,” says Brady Salisbury, when asked about returning to Gastonia for another year.
About Gastonia Honey Hunters Baseball: Located in Gastonia, NC, just minutes west of Charlotte, the Gastonia Honey Hunters is one of the newest teams in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB). The Atlantic League is the first Professional Partner League of Major League Baseball, a leader in baseball innovation, and a player gateway to Major League Baseball. Managed by Momentous Sports & Entertainment, Honey Hunters Baseball aims to continue providing Gaston County with family-friendly entertainment and first-rate baseball. The newly-constructed CaroMont Health Park is the team’s homefield, offering fans an intimate and memorable experience, as well as a year-long calendar of exciting events, including concerts, sporting events and community celebrations. For more information on Honey Hunters Baseball, please visit www.GoHoneyHunters.com. To sign up for Honey Hunters announcements, please join our mailing list here. Facebook: /GoHoneyHunters; Instagram: @GoHoneyHunters;
About The Momentous Group: The Momentous Group is a cutting-edge experiential company that focuses on delivering memorable customer experiences through strategic business segments that include sports & entertainment, hospitality, venue management, and marketing. Together with its subsidiaries, The Momentous Group serves the diverse needs of a constantly growing and evolving sports and entertainment.
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