Springfield, MO - The Texas League announced on Monday that Springfield Cardinals OF James Ramsey has been named the Texas League Player of the Week for the period from April 3 - 13. He becomes the first Player of the Week of the 2014 season.
Ramsey, 24, has gotten off to the best all-around start of any position player through the league's first 10 games. The Alpharetta, Georgia native leads the league with four home runs, 11 RBIs, eight extra-base hits, an .846 slugging percentage (nearly 200 points higher than the second-highest) and 33 total bases (nine more than the second-highest). He is also tied for the league lead with 16 hits, ranks 3rd with a .477 on-base percentage and a .410 batting average, and is tied for 3rd with 10 runs scored.
Ramsey started the season with an impressive eight-game hitting streak, collecting 15 hits over that stretch. In the four games from April 7 - 11, he went a remarkable 10-for-20 with three home runs, seven RBIs and eight runs scored.
In 2013, Ramsey spent the majority of the season with Springfield after starting the campaign in Palm Beach (High-A). He made his Double-A debut on May 5, 2013 and ended up hitting .251 with 15 homers and 44 RBIs through 93 games for the Cardinals last year. He also appeared in one game for the Memphis Redbirds (Triple-A) in September, before suiting up in the prestigious Arizona Fall League last fall.
A 2014 Major League Spring Training Non-Roster Invitee, Ramsey was selected by St. Louis in the 1st Round of the 2012 June Draft out of Florida State.
Click here to visit James Ramsey's Player Profile on SpringfieldCardinals.com.
Last chance to guarantee every 2014 Promo Item!
The Springfield Cardinals Promo Club is the only way to guarantee that you receive one of every 2014 Promotional Item, and registration for the club is closing soon.
Season Ticket Holders have the exclusive option to join the Promo Club for the membership fee of just $85. By enrolling in this club, members guarantee that they will have all 7 bobbleheads, 4 Replica Rings, 4 Shirts and 11 other great items, including several must-have Busch Stadium Exclusive Giveaways, in this season's packed Promotional Schedule.
The Promo Club is also the only way to gain access to a wider variety of sizes for certain Promotional Giveaways. For example, Promo Club Members have the exclusive choice of sizes Small - XXL for all of the Cardinals 2014 Shirt Giveaways, as opposed to the standard Medium - XL size range.
Promo Club Memberships will only be available through Monday, April 21, so sign up for the club and a 2014 Ticket Plan today. Ticket Plans start in 18-game varieties for just $106.
Click here or call (417) 863-0395 for more information on the 2014 Promo Club.
$1 Brats, Friday Fireworks featuring One-Hit Wonders, Flight Crew Ts and an Easter Celebration highlight the next home series
The Cardinals return home to start a four-game home series against the Arkansas Travelers this Thursday evening. Thursday's game is a "Buck a Brat" Night with $1 bratwursts at the ballpark. First Pitch is 7:10pm, gates open at 6:10pm.
The Cardinals and Travelers square off on Friday for game two of the series at 7:10pm. Don't miss a phenomenal AM Pyrotechnics Friday Night Fireworks Show featuring One-Hit Wonders after the game. Gates open at 6:10pm.
The series continues on Saturday with a 6:10pm First Pitch and the Branson Zipline Flight Crew T-Shirt Giveaway for 2,500 fans. Gates open at 5:10pm, so come early and get one of these one-of-a-kind t-shirts!
The Cards and Travs wrap up the series with a 4:10pm First Pitch on Sunday. Start the day and your Easter celebration with us at the annual Sunrise Service at Hammons Field. The service will start at 6:15am with gates opening at 5:45am.
Then in the afternoon on Easter Sunday, there will be the Easter Egg Hunt EGGstravaganza for 1,000 kids 10-and-under before the game. Gates open at 3:10pm.
Available right now for the Easter Sunday game is Louie's Easter Basket Special. The special includes 2 Field Box Tickets to the Sunday, April 20 game, a Paint-Your-Own Louie Bobblehead, an 8x10 Autographed Photo of Louie, a Puzzle Cube, a Season 10 Coin and Candy for just $25. There are a limited number of baskets available, so call (417) 832-3040 to order yours today!
Sunday's game is also a Hiland Dairy Ice Cream Sunday with free ice cream for kids before the game. And then all kids can run the bases just like the Cardinals after the game with The Track Family Fun Parks Kids Race the Bases Promotion.
For information about becoming a Season Ticket Holder, organizing a Group Outing, booking a The Cup Birthday Party or ordering Individual Game Tickets right now, call the Front Office at (417) 863-2143 or visit SpringfieldCardinals.com.
Click here for the Cardinals full 2014 Promotional Schedule and to get your tickets right now.
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