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Cardinals Mitch Harrris Become First Naval Academy Grad to Pitch in the MLB Since 1921

When Adam Wainwright went down Saturday with an Achilles injury against the Bucks the Cardinals were not thinking it was the perfect time to make history, but they went ahead and did so anyway when they sent reliever Mitch Harris to the mound. When he threw out his first pitch he became the first Naval Academy grad to pitch in a MLB game in almost a century (Nemo Gaines back in 1921...
Via FatManWriting
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals edge Brewers 5-3 despite scary injury news on Adam Wainwright

For the first time during this regular season, the Cardinals are potentially dealing with something very serious on the injury front.It’s someone who they can’t afford to lose right now. Their ace, Adam Wainwright.After facing the minimum through four scoreless innings with the Cardinals up 2-0, Wainwright would exit the game early after limping out of the batter’s box from...
Via Cardinals Farm
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals beat Brewers after Wainwright leaves with injury

MILWAUKEE (AP) St. Louis lost ace Adam Wainwright to an ankle injury, and then got a boost from Mitch Harris that helped the Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. Wainwright was helped from the field by a trainer after injuring his left ankle while stumbling out of the batter's box on his popup to first leading off the fifth inning. He allowed...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals hold off Brewers, 5-3

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- St. Louis lost ace Adam Wainwright to an ankle injury, and then got a boost from Mitch Harris that helped the Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. Wainwright was helped from the field by a trainer after injuring his left ankle while stumbling out of the batter's box on his popup to first leading off the fifth inning. He allowed...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals lose Wainwright in win over Brewers

MILWAUKEE -- St. Louis lost ace Adam Wainwright to an ankle injury, and then got a boost from Mitch Harris that helped the Cardinals to a 5-3 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday night. Wainwright was helped from the field by a trainer after injuring his left ankle while stumbling out of the batter's box on his popup to first leading off the fifth inning. He allowed three...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Correction: Cardinals-Harris story

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 Fastballs...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The American Dream: Navy grad Mitch Harris joins the Cardinals

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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Navy lieutenant called up by Cardinals

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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals Place Peter Bourjos on Paternity Leave

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 [...]
Via The Cardinal Conclave
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cards reportedly to call up Naval Academy grad Mitch Harris

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...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cardinals Have Called Up Navy Lt. Mitch Harris

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. Not...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
6 days ago  |  Discuss

United States Navy Lieutenant to Major League Pitcher: Mitch Harris

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...
Via Baseball Essential
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Redbirds: Q & A With Mitch Harris

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...
Via Cardinals Farm
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Story Of Mitch Harris

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...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Arizona Fall League Recap: Tyrell Jenkins impresses again on the mound

On Thursday, while the big club was fighting to stay alive in the National League playoffs, the Cardinals’ representatives in the Arizona Fall League were experiencing success. Tyrell Jenkins made his second start of the fall season, while Jacob Wilson made his first start at second, Cody Stanley was behind the plate, and C.J. McElroy in center. Mitch Harris also made a relief...
Via Cardinals Farm
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals Arizona Fall League Recap: All three regulars record hits

Wednesday’s action in the Arizona Fall League saw an increased role from Cardinals’ prospects on the Peoria Javelinas as three of the 8 regulars were Redbirds and a reliever came from the organization. Cody Stanley made his first start behind the plate and hit clean up, Jacob Wilson got the first base start and hit fifth, and Breyvic Valera started at third and was the ninth...
Via Cardinals Farm
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Stray Thoughts on the St. Louis Cardinals’ Arizona Fall League Prospects

Earlier in the week, the Cardinals announced that they would be sending seven players to this year’s Arizona Fall League: pitchers Tyrell Jenkins, Sam Tuivailala, Mitch Harris, and Chris Perry; catcher Cody Stanley; infielder Jacob Wilson; and outfielder Charlie Tilson. Of the seven, four of the players rank in MLB.com’s top 20 prospects for St. Louis (Tilson at No. 7, Tuivailala...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Cornelius fans a career-best 11 batters; Corey Littrell tosses a solid debut

The High Minors went 1-2 on Wednesday. Memphis had an off day. Springfield exploded for 12 runs in their win over Frisco. Palm Beach lost to Charlotte 6-1 despite a solid debut from Corey Littrell. Peoria fell to Kane County 4-2.     Springfield 12 Frisco 7   Game Highlights Springfield scored a season-best 12 runs in their win over Frisco on Wednesday. Jonathan Cornelius improved...
Via Cardinals Farm
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Reed shines in his Springfield debut; Nick Martini blasts two homers for Palm Beach

The High Minors went 2-1 on Monday. Jimmy Reed was phenomenal in his Springfield debut as they beat Tulsa 9-4. Palm Beach routed Lakeland 11-0. Peoria got one-hit in a 4-0 loss.     Springfield 9 Tulsa 4   Game Highlights In his Springfield debut, Jimmy Reed was as excellent as he has been all year. He allowed only one run off three hits, walked two, and struck out two in six...
Via Cardinals Farm
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Springfield loses both games of their double-header on a quiet day for the High Minors

Memphis is on their All-Star break and had an off day. Springfield dropped both games of their doubleheader with Arkansas. Palm Beach and Peoria both had off days.   GM 1 Springfield 2 Arkansas 6 F/7   Game Highlights Jonathan Cornelius tossed a six-inning complete game, but he did not have his best stuff. He allowed six runs off seven hits and suffered his seventh loss of the...
Via Cardinals Farm
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Anthony Garcia and Mitch Harris headline Saturday roster moves for the St. Louis Cardinals

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 Harris, 28...
Via Cardinals Farm
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Kaminsky and Jimmy Reed solid in starts on Friday

On Friday, with the Triple-A squad in Memphis for the exhibition with the big clubs, the remaining minor league teams played two intersquad games on back fields at Roger Dean Stadium. Both games were roughly 5 innings. Jimmy Reed and Rob Kaminsky looked solid on the mound for the two lower clubs. While I have Reed slated to begin the season with the Peoria Chiefs, I still believe...
Via Cardinals Farm
March 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/28/14

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals minor league games on Friday, March 28. A camp day with Memphis already having departed Florida meant Springfield-Palm Beach and Peoria1 vs. Peoria2. There was a lot of sister-kissing as both five-inning contests ended in a tie. Pitching led the way as only six runs were scored in the 10 innings of action. With one day remaining...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting the Opening Day roster of the Peoria Chiefs

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be predicting the opening day rosters of the Cardinals’ four full season affiliates. These are just predictions and, by no means, should be taken as actual rosters.  Wow has there been some player movement since we announced or Palm Beach Cardinals prediction on Tuesday. Several minor leaguers that were predicted for that club and Peoria...
Via Cardinals Farm
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals minor league spring training notebook: 03/26/14

Following are the highlights from the St. Louis Cardinals minor league games on Wednesday, March 26. Five was the operative number for the day as three of the Cards’ four clubs scored exactly that run total. As Memphis wound down its spring, the club tossed a five-inning shutout at Springfield. It was just the second loss for the Double-A club in 12 outings as they used a quartet...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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