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Trenton Mayor Declares Today J.J. Putz Day

Former Trenton Trojan J.J. Putz is a closing pitcher for the Arizona Diamondbacks. Putz played several sports at Trenton High School including baseball, football and basketball.

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.'"

Vince Porreca November 09, 2012 at 01:52 AM
I was a teacher at Trenton High School when JJ was there. I had not seen him since he graduated but was able to see him again at the TEF dinner and at his appearance at Hedke. I am happy to report that he is a class person who made not only his family but his whole community proud. His "DREAM" meassage to Hedke's students was perfect and represented the values of the Trenton community. Thank you and well done JJ and the entire Putz family.

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