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Cardinals Caravan

The St. Louis Cardinals Caravan is making its annual trip to Springfield on Friday, January 18. The Caravan will be held at Hammons Field in the Indoor Training Facility and is scheduled to start at 12:30 pm with doors opening at 11:45 am.

Emcees: Mike Claiborne and Polo Ascencio

Current Players: Jack Flaherty, Yairo Munoz, Dominic Leone, Max Schrock

Alumni: Kyle McClellan, Randy Flores

Admission for the Cardinals Caravan is $5 for adults and $3 for kids (ages 3-12). All admission proceeds will benefit the Children's Miracle Network. Lunch will be available for purchase at the event.

Coinciding with the afternoon program at Hammons Field, the Springfield Cardinals will have a Garage Sale featuring jerseys, helmets, bats and many other Cardinals collectibles used by some of your favorite players here in Springfield.

In addition to appearing at Hammons Field in the afternoon, the Caravan will also visit kids at Mercy and Cox South Hospitals.

On Friday evening, the Caravan will continue on to JQH Arena for the Bass Pro Shops Tournament of Champions, presented by Chevy Dealers of the Ozarks, where the players and Cardinals staff will sign autographs. A ticket to the Tournament of Champions will be required to attend the evening autograph session at JQH Arena, and times for the signing will be announced at a later date.

The St. Louis Cardinals will be implementing an Autograph Ticket system at each stop of the Caravan. The first 400 kids (15 and under) through the door on the day of the event will receive a free Autograph Ticket which guarantees one autograph from each current and former player. Due to high demand, autographs will only be available for fans 15 and under.

The Cardinals and Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance are teaming up to fight local hunger. Fans at select Caravan stops can bring a non-perishable food donation to help those in need through Feeding Missouri's fine partners. Donations will be collected at all seven Missouri stops and the Quincy, Ill. stop.

2019 Player Bios

2019 Emcees & Alumni Bios

Kyle McLellan: McClellan, who made 17 starts during the Cardinals Championship Season in 2011, suited up with St. Louis from 2008-2012 and logged a 19-23 record with a 3.69 ERA through 261 appearances.

Randy Flores: Flores, the current assistant general manager and director of scouting for the Cardinals, appeared in 236 games for St. Louis out of the bullpen over five seasons (2004-08), including tossing 5.2 scoreless innings during the 2006 Championship Postseason.

Mike Claiborne: A long-time familiar voice on the St. Louis sports scene, Claiborne has been a part of the Cardinals Radio Broadcast team for over 10 seasons, where his work includes hosting the Cardinals pre-game show, play-by-play and Star of the Game. His career in St. Louis began with KMOX in February of 1981, giving him nearly 40 years of experience in St. Louis.

Polo Ascencio: For over a decade now, Ascencio has covered sporting events ranging from the World Baseball Classic to college football to international soccer. Now, for the past three seasons, he's been the Cardinals Spanish broadcaster. Born and raised in Tijuana, Mexico, Ascencio became the first Spanish play-by-play broadcaster in St. Louis Cardinals history in a game against the Cincinnati Reds that ended in a Yadier Molina walk-off single.