Gyorko, Garcia Share Their Very Different MLB Call-Up Stories

Sometimes things are picture perfect, but other times they just don't go the way you planned. 

August 23, 2018 - 3:11 pm

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - No matter what happens, getting your first call to the majors is an unforgettable experience for every big leaguer. But some go better than others, as St. Louis Cardinals infielder Greg Garcia and Jedd Gyorko are perfect examples of. 

On this week's episode of the Ameren Illinois Inside Pitch, former Cards pitcher Kyle McClellan asked the players about when they got the call and how their first big league games went. 

For Garcia, he was able to call his family members, his wife and ended the day by driving in the RBI of his career. 

While Gyorko had to call his dad multiple times just to tell him the news, then played in frigid New York temperatures against a hard-throwing pitcher. 

Hear them explain their stories, in the video above. 

Check out last week's episode of the Ameren Illinois Inside Pitch:

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