Manny Ramirez Bobblehead Promotion Replaced by Superhero Tribute to New Hampshire’s Sam Fuld


Apr 13, 2011

Manny Ramirez Bobblehead Promotion Replaced by Superhero Tribute to New Hampshire's Sam Fuld While those in nearby Durham, N.H., are already well aware of the "Legend of Sam Fuld," a native of the town and an alumnus of Philips Exeter Academy, those in Tampa Bay are just catching on. But they're catching on quick.

In recognition of the early-season exploits of their new outfielder, dubbed "Super Sam," the Rays are holding a Super Sam Fuld Superhero Cape giveaway for the May 29 game against Cleveland at Tropicana Field.

The first 10,000 kids age 14 and under will receive the cape, which shows a diving Fuld behind a shield bearing his nickname. In a swap rather emblematic of the Rays roster shuffle early on this season, the promotion replaces a scheduled Manny Ramirez bobblehead giveaway.

Fuld, who came to Tampa Bay in the Matt Garza trade this offseason, entered Wednesday hitting .313 with an American League-leading six stolen bases. In front of roughly 30 friends and family members, he went 4-for-6 with a home run, triple and two doubles in the Rays' 16-5 rout at Fenway Park on Monday.

He needed only a single when he came to the plate in the ninth to become the second player in franchise history to record a cycle, but he took second on a line shot into left.

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