Cardinals Recall Garcia and Scruggs From Memphis

RHP MITCH HARRIS AND C ED EASLEY OPTIONED TO MEMPHIS PHILADELPHIA, Pa., June 19, 2015 – The St. Louis Cardinals have recalled infielder Greg Garcia and first baseman Xavier Scruggs from Memphis (AAA) today. Catcher Ed Easley and right‐handed pitcher Mitch Harris were optioned to Memphis following Thursday afternoon’s game in Minnesota. Garcia, 25, was [...]
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cardinals: The Mitch Harris Story Is Spent

I get it. Feel good stories are nice to have in your home town. They bring people together and lift them up. Eventually, though, they die down and become repetitive. Such is the case of St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Mitch Harris. The former Navy weapons officer waited five years to realize his dream of pitching in the big leagues and will always be known as the guy who took over for...
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June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Hamilton back, Navy vet highlights Memorial Day

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues Monday: --- HAM IT UP Josh Hamilton returns to the majors, set to start in left field for the Rangers in their series opener at Cleveland. Traded by the Angels back to Texas in late April, the former AL MVP has been in the minors recovering from shoulder surgery. THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE Among the players lining up for Memorial...
Via AP on Fox
May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals Memorial Day Pregame to Include Special Features

FOX Sports Midwest release On Memorial Day (Monday, May 25 at 2 p.m. CT), FOX Sports Midwest’s St. Louis Cardinals telecast will start with a one-hour Cardinals Live pregame show that will include features paying tribute to men and women who have served our country. The show will include: • An interview with Cardinals pitcher Mitch Harris, the first graduate of the U.S. Naval...
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May 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals: Villanueva Powers Strong Bullpen Effort

On April 25th, the minute Adam Wainwright went down, the bullpen was put on notice. After Waino finished off the 4th inning and tore his Achilles heel at the plate, the relief corps were notified. It was like Navy Seal Team 6 being deployed for duty and Lt. Mitch Harris was the first body thrown into the pile. The 29 year Navy weapons officer took the ball in the 5th and has been...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

10 Reasons It’s Great To Be A Cardinals Fan Today

This. A list of awesome things going on with the Cardinals right this very moment. 1) The Navy’s first win. Lt. Mitch Harris gets his first–and Navy's first ML win #STLCards #Cardinals — Brian Stull (@StullySTL) May 6, 2015 2) Matt Carpenter is the new Stan Musial. Matt Carpenter: 1st Cardinals player with 20 extra-base hits in the team's first 26...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals rally past Cubs again, win 7-4

ST. LOUIS (AP) Pinch-hitter Mark Reynolds doubled off the wall in center field to snap a tie in the sixth inning and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied from three runs down to beat the Chicago Cubs 7-4 on Tuesday night, their eighth straight victory. Matt Carpenter of St. Louis tied the game with a three-run homer off Kyle Hendricks in the fifth and finished with four RBIs. Kolten...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Cardinals walk-off again, this time from Matt Carpenter in 2-1 11 inning win over Pirates

Just like in Game 1 of this three-game weekend series, the Cardinals and Pirates went into extra innings in a 1-1 tie in Game 2.And just like yesterday night, the Pirates grabbed a 1-0 in the game, but couldn’t convert on other opportunities to extend their lead.John Lackey had moments similar to Lance Lynn where he had to escape out of trouble. Pittsburgh took a 1-0 lead in the...
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May 02, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
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April 26, 2015  |  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...
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April 25, 2015  |  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...
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April 25, 2015  |  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
April 25, 2015  |  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...
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April 25, 2015  |  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
April 23, 2015  |  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
April 21, 2015  |  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...
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April 21, 2015  |  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 [...]
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April 21, 2015  |  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
April 21, 2015  |  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
April 21, 2015  |  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
April 21, 2015  |  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...
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April 17, 2015  |  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...
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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...
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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...
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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’s top 20 prospects for St. Louis (Tilson at No. 7, Tuivailala...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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