Mitch Harris is one of the great stories of St. Louis Cardinals baseball. Following graduation in 2008 from the Naval Academy, he served in the United States Navy for four years, eight months and eight days, attaining the rank of Lieutenant. He was drafted by the Cardinals in the 13th round of the 2008 MLB Draft. He became the first Naval Academy alumnus in Major League Baseball since Nemo Gaines in 1921, and just the second ever.
I am so thankful that I had the chance to watch Mitch Harris make it to the major leagues. From seeing him throw 80 mph and then a couple of years later throwing in the big leagues, it doesn’t get much better. It’s a tribute to his hard work and dedication. Thank you Mitch for the memories and your service. Enjoy!