Isringhausen grew up in Brighton, IL and is St. Louis' all-time saves leader. McClellan graduated from Hazelwood West High School in 2002 and rose to the majors this season to make an immediate impact in the Cardinals bullpen. Politte, a Vianney High Schgool graduate, was drafted in 1995 and played for St. Louis in 1998. He rejoined the organization as a minor league free agent in December and is currently at Triple-A Memphis. Freese, a Lafayette grad, was drafted by the Padres and traded to the Cardinals for Jim Edmonds in December. Freese is hitting .283 with four home runs for Memphis.
Spotlight: Hometown Cardinals debuts Thursday, May 8 at 12:30 p.m., immediately prior to Cardinals-Rockies pre-game coverage on FSN Midwest. It replays Sunday, May 11 at 10 p.m. and several times throughout the month. FSN Midwest's Pat Parris hosts.
Air dates for Spotlight: Hometown Cardinals on FSN Midwest (all times Central)
Thursday, May 8 at 12:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 11 at 10 p.m.
Sunday, May 18 at 1 p.m.
Monday, May 19 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 25 at 10 p.m.
Saturday, May 31 at 4:30 p.m.
To view the opening segment of the show, click here: link to MySpace
Exclusively for Scout.com subscribers, video previews are offered from the Spotlight segments on each of the four featured players:
- Jason Isringhausen on Cardinals memories as a kid:
- David Freese on being traded to St. Louis:
- Cliff Politte on being back with the Cards:
- Kyle McClellan on going to Busch Stadium as a youngster:
All video footage courtesy of FSN Midwest.
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