Mitch Harris Wins 26th Tony Conigliaro Award
St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Mitch Harris has been voted the winner of the 26th annual Tony Conigliaro Award. The award is presented to a major league player who “has overcome adversity through the attributes of spirit, determination and courage that were trademarks of Tony C.’’
Harris, 30, made his major-league debut this past season for the Cardinals. The team drafted him in the 13th round out of the United States Naval Academy in 2008. He put his baseball career on hold while serving a five-year commitment to the Navy, which included two deployments to the Persian Gulf and another to Russia and then South America. He is currently a lieutenant in the Navy Reserve.