Eric's Heroes: The man who saved baseball and inspired young lives

Photo: KOMO News

To inspire young people, to truly get inside their heads and hearts and make them believe they can do the impossible, is a rare and wonderful thing.

This week's episode of Eric's Heroes shines the spotlight on a guy who went back to where they needed him the most: Rainier Beach High School.

He took over a baseball team that was the worst of the worst. A downtrodden, demoralized bunch of kids who had long ago forgotten what victory even tasted like.

And then, something astounding happened.

Editor's Note: "Eric's Heroes" is a weekly series airing every Wednesday on KOMO News in the 6 p.m. newscast. If you have a good story about a good person doing good things for the right reasons, share it with Eric by sending an email to

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