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Bader Up


Of the dozens of major leaguers who've made their debuts this season, one in particular caught our eye: Harrison Bader, a 23-year-old outfielder for the Cardinals. Bader, from Bronxville, N.Y., is the son of Janice Baio Bader, who worked at SPORTS ILLUSTRATED for 15 years as an ad-sales representative. Making his Busch Stadium debut on July 25 against the Rockies, Harrison got his first hit, a leadoff double in the ninth inning and scored the game's winning run. TV cameras caught his family's overjoyed reaction, which mimicked Bader's own. After hitting .286 in six games, he was sent back to the minors on July 31, but Bader is expected to return to St. Louis before season's end.