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Navy grad Mitch Harris called up to major leagues by Cardinals

Navy grad Mitch Harris called up to major leagues by Cardinals

WASHINGTON (AP) — During his stint in the Persian 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 I'd hurt anybody else.” Harris, a 2008 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, told this story Tuesday during a news conference at Nationals Park, where the 29-year-old relief pitcher joined the St. Louis Cardinals after being called up from the minors. The...

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