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

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