Former big-leaguer lends at hand at E'ville

Posted at 11:15 PM, Apr 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-11 23:34:42-04

On Monday, former big-leaguer and Buffalo native Tom Makowski was on-hand at practice to share his knowledge of the game with the Ellicottville baseball team.

Makowski pitched for the Detroit Tigers back in 1975. 

He stopped by the school to share some stories, including memories of when he faced Hall-of-Famer Hank Aaron.

For players, it's an opportunity to gain some insight on what it takes to get to “The Show.”

"It's hard to explain the feeling of playing in the Major Leagues, the camaraderie and just being with the people and being in the game,” Makowski said.  “It's just a good time. I hope the kids enjoy it and I hope I can help them out a little bit."

"It's something you don't get to experience every day so it's pretty awesome," senior Robert Sawicki added.  "You know just to soak up as much as I can sink he made it and one day we hope to do the same thing."
The Eagles are 1-0 this season.