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May 11, 2008 9:00 PM

All last week—prom week across the country—CBS’ “The Early Show” allowed its anchors to relive a part of their high school experiences during the morning show’s “Positively Prom Week” feature.

On Wednesday it was a dream come true for news anchor Russ Mitchell, who got to experience his childhood fantasy of playing baseball with the St. Louis Cardinals. The show surprised Mr. Mitchell, a St. Louis native, with the chance to play ball with Cardinals legends Tim McCarver and Bob Gibson in New York’s Central Park.

Mr. Mitchell, who was devastated when he was cut from his high school’s varsity baseball team in his junior year, later described the experience as “a big deal. Bigger than the prom."

—Tom Gilbert

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