Meet the Players Coming With the Cardinals Caravan in Hannibal
The St. Louis Cardinals Caravan will be in Hannibal on Monday, January 19, bringing with it current and former Cardinals players and a member of the broadcast team.
Cardinals representatives will be:
Pete Kozma- The short stop and third baseman has been with the Cardinals since 2011. Kozma was drafted by the team in the first round of the 2007 amateur draft. The 26-year-old, mostly used as a utility player, has a lifetime batting average of .236 with 123 career hits. Kozma is primarily valued for his defensive work.
Dean Anna- Dean is a native of of Mokena, Illinois. He played his rookie season for the New York Yankees in 2014, after being drafted in the 26th round of the 2008 draft by the San Diego Padres. The 28-year-old infielder signed with the Cardinals in November of 2014.
Stephan Piscotty- Piscotty is a minor league outfielder who was taken by the Cardinals in the 2012 draft class. The now 23-year-old was named the Most Valuable Player of the East Bay Athletic League at the end of his senior year in high school in 2009. He played college baseball at Stanford University, also know as the "Cardinal."
Al Hrabosky- "The Mad Hungarian," as he's called, is well-known by Cardinals fans. Al's playing career included a stint as a player in St. Louis, as well as in Kansas City and Atlanta. Hrabosky was considered one of the most fierce closers in the game during his tenure and was well known for his "antics" behind the mound as he fired himself up to begin pitching. Al has provided color commentary on both radio and television for the team since 1985, and has worked as a broadcaster for Fox Sports Midwest since 1997.
The Cardinal Caravan will take place at the Mabee Sports Complex at Hannibal-LaGrange University. The program and introduction of the players will begin at noon, with an autograph session for kids age 15 and under going from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission is free. Autographs will be signed for the first 400 kids.