Cardinal players visit Fulton for last stop on Cardinals Caravan

2 years 4 months 6 days ago Saturday, January 16 2016 Jan 16, 2016 Saturday, January 16, 2016 7:30:00 PM CST January 16, 2016 in News
By: Chris Brown, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

FULTON - Several St. Louis Cardinal baseball players traveled around mid-Missouri as part of their annual Cardinals Caravan. Players Kolten Wong, Tyler Lyons, Dean Anna and Jacob Wilson went on this year's tour. Former Cardinal Kyle McClellan joined the tour as well. For the Fulton stop, former Cardinal Charlie James, who now lives in Fulton, made a special  appearance. James helped the Cardinals win the 1964 World Series against Mickey Mantle, Roger Maris and the New York Yankees. The Cardinals Caravan traveled to Moberly, Jefferson City, Columbia and Fulton the past two days, Friday and Saturday. 

Kolten Wong, second baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, said his favorite part of the caravan is definately meeting the fans. 

"Just coming out and seeing all these small towns that you don't get to see," Wong said. "When you're playing in St. Louis, all you think about is St. Louis and that's... all you know. So, it's kind of cool coming down here and visiting every place. [We were] at the Governor's office the other day and it's a cool feeling, come down and see how big Cardinal Nation actually is." 

Jacob Wilson, a rookie for the Cardinals, said getting away from the busy life in St. Louis to see mid-Missouri makes him feel right at home. 

"Me? Like, I've been born and raised in the country, so that's kind of my thing," Wilson said. "You know the city is awesome to be in, just, especially when it's a baseball town. The way the fans come out and support the Cardinals, especially in that city is unbelievable. But, being able to come out here kind of makes me feel like I'm more back at home." 

Kyle McClellan, an alumni pitcher and a World Series Champion with the 2011 Cardinals, said that it's important to recognize that the Cardinals fan base is much larger than St. Louis. 

"We understand the fans for the Cardinals, it's not just in St. Louis," McClellan said. "We have such a wide fanbase. We wanted to come out and meet them and shake their hand and thank them for their support." 

Some of the Cardinals are already heading down to Jupiter, Florida, to get a head start on spring training. The Cardinals play their first game of the regular season against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Sunday, April 3. 

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA - On Thursday, the Columbia Airport Advisory Board announced the TSA approved a security screening lane to open by... More >>
2 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 11:41:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA- May is known for Mother’s day, Memorial Day and in Missouri, the start of tick season. “May, June... More >>
5 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:21:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA – The Columbia City Council discussed a recent engineering study today centering on increasing traffic flow east of Columbia.... More >>
6 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 7:11:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
HOLTS SUMMIT - After two months without a police department, New Bloomfield finally has one thanks to the city of... More >>
8 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:50:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
COLUMBIA - The University of Missouri has agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a lawsuit filed after Athletic Director Jim... More >>
9 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:54:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in Sports
MONROE CITY - Some people diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease fight back, as did Michael Crager, the founder of Rock Steady... More >>
9 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 4:18:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY – The U.S. Department of Health and Senior Services made changes to a family planning program, which the... More >>
10 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:56:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - In sometimes heated testimony, members of a Special House Investigative Committee looking into the Eric Greitens... More >>
10 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:54:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A report on a statewide rape kit audit shows that there are at least 4,889 untested sexual... More >>
10 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 3:23:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - With the holiday weekend approaching, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) and Save Our Air Medical Resources (SOAR)... More >>
12 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 1:28:00 PM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A statewide program bringing together prisoners and puppies is celebrating a major milestone. A four-month-old redbone... More >>
15 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:15:00 AM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he thinks Kim Jong Un wants to do "what's right" but says it's... More >>
15 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 10:09:00 AM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
RANDOLPH COUNTY - A Huntsville man pleaded guilty to murder on Tuesday and received a life sentence with no chance... More >>
17 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 8:37:00 AM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
BUNNIK, Netherlands (AP) — An international team of investigators said Thursday that detailed analysis of video images and photos... More >>
19 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 5:58:00 AM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Potentially more than one thousand Missourians could lose their hunting, fishing and trapping licenses after a Department... More >>
23 hours ago Thursday, May 24 2018 May 24, 2018 Thursday, May 24, 2018 2:27:00 AM CDT May 24, 2018 in News
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that President Donald Trump is violating the First Amendment when he... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, May 23 2018 May 23, 2018 Wednesday, May 23, 2018 7:10:00 PM CDT May 23, 2018 in Continuous News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal district court in St. Louis has ruled that the Missouri prison system must... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, May 23 2018 May 23, 2018 Wednesday, May 23, 2018 5:48:22 PM CDT May 23, 2018 in News
MID-MISSOURI - If you look at the forecast you can easily tell that summer is here early. Don't forget that... More >>
1 day ago Wednesday, May 23 2018 May 23, 2018 Wednesday, May 23, 2018 5:43:00 PM CDT May 23, 2018 in Weather
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 72°
2am 71°
3am 71°
4am 70°
5am 70°