(MEMPHIS REDBIRDS NEWS RELEASE) – The 2020 St. LouisCardinals Caravan, presented by Missouri Farm Bureau Insurance, will visitMemphis on Friday, Jan. 17. Current players Jack Flaherty, RandyArozarena, Tyler Webb and Justin Williams are scheduled tovisit along with former players Bo Hart and Scott Terry.
All current and past players in attendance will be availablefor autographs during both events hosted by the Memphis Redbirds.
An exclusive luncheon, presented by XMC Inc., will be heldat 12 p.m. in the Home Plate Club on the second level of AutoZone Park. Theluncheon will consist of a question-and-answer session followed by an autographsession for all attendees. Tickets to the luncheon cost $25 and are availablefor purchase at www.memphisredbirds.com/cardinalscaravan.
The evening event is free to attend and will also consist ofquestion-and-answer session followed by an autograph session. Seating isavailable on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6 p.m. As inprevious years, the Cardinals will implement an autograph ticket system for theCaravan program. Due to high demand, autographs will only be available forchildren ages 15 and under during the evening event. The first 400 childrenwill receive a free ticket which guarantees one autograph from each current andformer player.
During both events the programming will be emceed bybroadcaster Tom Ackerman.
Starting pitcher, Flaherty is coming off a hot season wherehe won back-to-back National League Pitcher of the Month in August andSeptember. He completed the 2019 season with an 11-8 record and a 2.75 ERA andwas nominated for a Golden Glove and finished fourth in votes for the NationalLeague Cy Young Award.
Arozarena spent parts of the 2019 season with theSpringfield Cardinals (AA) and the Memphis Redbirds (AAA) and made his MajorLeague debut on August 14, 2019. Webb also spent time in both Memphis in 2019.Through 65 appearances and 55 innings pitched with the Cardinals, he went 2-1with a 3.76 ERA, tallying 48 strikeouts. During Williams time in Memphis lastyear he held a .353 batting average and a .437 OBP.
In addition to a question-and-answer session and autographsfor kids, there is also scheduled to be a raffle Friday night, and localCardinals Radio Network affiliate ESPN Radio 92.9 FM will be on-site.
For more information on the Redbirds’ upcoming season, whichbegins on Thursday, April 9, visit www.memphisredbirds.com.Additional information about ticket on-sales, promotions, theme nights, andgiveaways will be available in the coming weeks and months.