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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 Academy to play in the majors since the 1920’s.

• “Warriors Among Us” vignettes, including one featuring St. Louisan 1st. Lt. Daniel P. Riordan.

  • After graduating from college he became a tank commander in the Army. He was known for expressing his love of the Cardinals by placing a 2006 World Series bumper sticker on his tank.
  • In 2007, while serving his country during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Lt. Riordan’s life was cut short by an IED blast.
  • The vignette on Lt. Riordan is at 2:40 of the following video.

• A 12-minute feature called “A Soldier’s Story” on Major Stephen Reich, which will air on FOX Sports networks across the country including FOX Sports Midwest.

  • Major Reich served four tours of duty in Afghanistan and was killed in action on June 28, 2005, during a mission to rescue a four-man Navy SEAL team as depicted in the book and movie ‘Lone Survivor.’ Major Reich was one of 16 troops aboard the helicopter attempting to rescue their Navy Seal brothers when it was struck by a rocket-propelled grenade, killing all on board.
  • Reich was a star pitcher for the United States Military Academy at West Point. His promising professional baseball career lasted only two games for a Baltimore Orioles farm team before the Army summoned him back to active duty.

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One Response to “Cardinals Memorial Day Pregame to Include Special Features”

  1. blingboy says:

    I hope Harris gets in the game today, especially since he may be going back down soon. He could really use more regular work for a while, fine tune a few things, sharpen control. What he needs is to get some AAA innings under his belt since he all but skipped that level. All the sitting around out in the pen hasn’t done him any good.

    He’s shown enough to be in the picture for another call-up later on. But for now, 13 hits and 7 walks in 10 innings is not going to cut it.

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