New Hampshire Native Sam Fuld Joining ESPN as Analyst for Home Run Derby on Monday


Jul 11, 2011

When you've made plays and captured the attention of the entire baseball world like Tampa Bay Rays outfielder Sam Fuld has done, the nickname "Super Sam" seems reasonable.

The speedy outfielder has thrown himself into walls and hurled his body toward every fly ball hit his way, flying through the air like Superman. Now,the New Hampshire native and Phillips Exeter Academy graduate will be in the national spotlight for something other than making a spectacular play: He'll be calling them.

Fuld will join the ESPN crew Monday night at Chase Field in Arizona as an analyst for the Home Run Derby.

"I wouldn't say I'm nervous about it, but a little anxious," said Fuld in a release quoted on Tampa Bay Online. "To me it's a great opportunity. I didn't want to pass it up."

Fuld first cracked an MLB roster with the Chicago Cubs in 2007 before he was traded to the Rays following the 2010 season. He has won over crowds with his defensive plays, like the one in the video below from

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