Mayor Kyle Stack read aloud a proclamation at Hedke Elementary School Thursday declaring Nov. 8 J.J. Putz Day in Trenton.
Students gathered in the Hedke gymnasium to hear Putz speak to them about following their dreams.
Stack began by saying it was a great day in Trenton.
"I'ts a great day in Trenton when we can show off the people of our community," Stack said.
Putz took a few moments to answer questions asked by Hedke students. Here are a few of the students' questions followed by Putz's answers:
What is it like being a professional baseball player?
"I love playing baseball. I've been playing since I was eight years old. I wake up some mornings and pinch myself. It took a lot of hard work to get where I am."
What do you do besides play baseball?
"I play XBOX games like 'Call of Duty' and college basketball."
What types of books do you read?
"I like military books. I have a lot of respect for the men and women in the military. I had the honor of meeting some Navy SEAL's."
Do you like mystery shows?
"I love mystery shows. One of the mystery shows I grew up with was 'Scooby Doo.'"