SLOCOMB, Ala. (WDHN) — Slocomb native turned New York Yankees pitcher Clay Holmes was in the Wiregrass Thursday reading to elementary school children at his alma mater.

WDHN got the chance to catch up with him about his experience playing in the big leagues.

He says when he was traded from the Pittsburgh Pirates to the Yankees in July he fit right in.

With the Yankees Holmes went 5-2 throwing a 1.6 ERA through 25 appearances.

Holmes believes being apart of a winning culture helped his game.

“It kind of gave me some confidence and I was able to help contribute to the team,” Holmes said. “It was a great experience overall and I’m looking forward to being back next year with a lot of the same guys and hopefully making a little bit deeper postseason run.”

Holmes says he is rooting for the Braves to win the World Series!