Caravan to make stop on Jan. 17

The St. Louis Cardinals Caravan will make a stop in Jefferson City on Friday, Jan. 17.

The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Missouri Farm Bureau Center.

Cardinal players scheduled to be in Jefferson City include Michael Wacha, Tyler Lyons, Jermaine Curtis and Stephen Piscotty.

Wacca was 4-1 with a 2.78 ERA in 15 games as a rookie last season, including being one out away from a no-hitter against the Nationals in late September.

He was the MVP of the National League Championship Series, winning a pair of games. Wacha then won Game 2 of the World Series against the Red Sox.

Lyons was 2-4 with a 4.75 ERA in 12 games for the Cardinals last season.

Curtis, an outfielder, getting three at-bats in five games for the Cardinals last season after spending the year at Memphis, the team’s Triple-A affiliate. At Memphis, Curtis batted .257 with five home runs and 49 RBI while stealing 10 bases.

Piscotty was the Cardinals’ first-round selection in the 2012 draft. In two seasons totaling 167 games, Piscotty has totaled 41 doubles, 19 home runs and 86 RBI to go along with a .295 batting average as an outfielder.

Cardinal alumni on the schedule to attend are Alan Benes and John Costello, with John Rooney serving as emcee.

The Cardinals will again be implementing the Autograph Ticket system at each stop. The first 400 children (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 children 15 and under.

The group will also be attending the Missouri men’s basketball game against Alabama at Mizzou Arena on Saturday, Jan. 18.

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As of Tuesday night, the Kansas City Royals had not released any information about dates and sites of their annual Caravan.

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