MITCH HARRIS RUMORS & GOSSIP
WASHINGTON (AP) In a story April 21 about the St. Louis Cardinals calling up a pitcher who graduated from the Naval Academy, The Associated Press reported erroneously the former naval rank of the player. Mitch Harris was a lieutenant junior grade, not a second lieutenant.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Naval Academy grad Harris called up to majors by Cardinals
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago
WASHINGTON -- During his stint in the Person Gulf on a Navy carrier, Mitch Harris kept his pitching arm -- and his hopes of eventually making it to the majors -- in shape by tossing a baseball on the flight deck.
"We actually had a cook ... who grew up playing baseball his whole life," Harris recalled. "He was about the only person I truly trusted to throw with, because I was scared...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) Former Navy man Mitch Harris has made it to the majors, ready to join the St. Louis Cardinals' bullpen.
The 29-year-old pitcher is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. The Hall of Fame says it believes the only Naval Academy graduate to appear in the major leagues was pitcher Nemo Gaines for the 1921 Washington Senators.
Harris is a 2008 Naval Academy graduate who...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago
U.S. NAVAL ACADEMY GRADUATE Lt. MITCH HARRIS PURCHASED FROM MEMPHIS (AAA) ST. LOUIS, Mo., April 21, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced prior to tonight’s game in Washington, D.C. that they have placed outfielder Peter Bourjos on the paternity leave list and purchased from Memphis (AAA) right-handed pitcher Mitch Harris, a graduate of the United [...]
Mitch Harris is set to make major-league history on Tuesday for the St. Louis Cardinals.
According to multiple reports, the Cardinals will call up Harris, a reliever prospect, from Triple-A Memphis. That will make Harris the first Naval Academy graduate in the majors since 1921.
Fittingly, he will be in the nation's capital, where the Cardinals are beginning a three-game series against...
One of the more welcome additions to professional sporting events the past several years has been the teams desire to honor more military personnel, both active and retired.
Bringing them into the spotlight, often times before games begin, the moment gives 10K, 20K, sometimes 80K people the chance to show their support for the men and women who are/were protecting our freedom.
Imagine for a moment that you have just completed two deployments for the Navy of the United States. Imagine giving up your baseball dream to serve your country. Imagine being deployed on the high seas, and playing catch on the flight deck of your ship just to try to recapture that feeling of being a ballplayer. This was the life of Lieutenant Mitch Harris.
Drafted in the thirteenth...
Every player has a story but rarely do they carry one as rich and inspirational as Memphis Redbirds pitcher Mitch Harris. A 29 year old pitcher chasing down a dream he’s harbored since he was a kid and one he waited five years to pursue, while serving in the Navy as a weapons officer. After being drafted in 2008, Harris served his country and put his athletic career on hold. After...
Mitch Harris will have a jersey, number 73 to be exact, hanging in a locker at Roger Dean Stadium when pitchers and catchers report for spring training next week.
Harris is one of 18 non-roster invitees that have been invited to practice with the Cardinals major league team.
Unlike every single one of his teammates, Harris is the only one to graduate from the United States Naval...
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On Saturday, the St. Louis Cardinals organization made a few roster moves that affect three of the four full-season teams. The biggest names on the move are Anthony Garcia and Mitch Harris. Garcia is headed to the disabled list and Harris gets a promotion to Double-A Springfield.
Here is a complete list of moves made on Sunday
Springfield Cardinals: Added Mitch Harris