Here is more on the career of Sam Fuld. Ninety-four colleges approached Fuld after high school, and he chose to attend Stanford. He was an economics major there, graduating in 2004 with a 3.15 GPA.He was a two-time All-American and a four-year starter in center field for the Cardinal, playing alongside future major leaguers Carlos Quentin. In 2001, as a freshman, he batted. 357 as he established himself as the team's lead-off hitter. Fuld was fifth in the Pacific-10 conference in runs scored (56), sixth in walks (32), and ninth in hits (81). In the post-season he hit. He earned NCBWA Third Team All-American honors, and was named a Baseball America Second Team Freshman All-American, All-College World Series, All-NCAA Regional, All-Pac-10, and a Collegiate Baseball Honorable Mention Freshman All-American.
As a sophomore in 2002, he led the Pac-10 in hits (110), breaking Stanford's single-season record, while batting. 375, third-best in the conference.
Fuld also led the conference in total bases (162), was third in runs scored (67) and doubles (20), and fifth in triples. He was named a First Team. He was also named a Jewish Sports Review. College Baseball First Team All-American, along with future major leaguers Craig Breslow. In addition, Fuld earned the Stanford Jack Shepard Memorial Award and Come Through Award.
421 with two homers in four CWS games, earning a spot on the All-College World Series Team for the second straight year. Fuld also played with Team USA. In the summers of 2001 and 2002.
In 2003, Fuld was named a First-Team (NCBWA) and Third-Team (Baseball America) Pre-Season All-American. As a junior, he had 83 regular season runs, tying the school record (# 1 in the Pac-10). 321 with 35 RBIs and 10 steals in 10 attempts, leading the conference in triples (9) while coming in fifth in hits (97), eighth in doubles (18) and total bases (145), and ninth in walks (34).
In the post-season his 24 career hits broke the College World Series record of 23 set by Keith Moreland in 197375. And commenting on his defense, Stanford coach Mark Marquess said: If it's in the ballpark, he's going to catch it. He's the premier center fielder in college baseball He earned All-Pac-10 honors for the third straight season.Reflecting on his college career, Fuld said: I think one of the things you take away from playing under Coach Marquess is whatever you do, be it baseball or anything else, you do it well and you do it with passion. You do it with excitement because, really, that's the way to go about things. Not only in sports, but beyond sports. Was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2004. He was an All Star two years later in the Florida State Leage. A year after that, he was voted the Most Valuable Player in the Arizona Fall League. In the minors, as a result of his defensive play, he was referred to as "a crash test dummy with a death wish", a "human wrecking ball act", a "wall magnet", and a manager's dream and a trainer's worst nightmare. Fuld made his major league debut with the Cubs in 2007.
He became a fan favorite for his defense and his tendency to run into outfield walls while making catches. 299 in his longest stint with the Cubs, but appeared only in late-season call-ups over three years. After the 2010 season, he was traded to the.
Fuld made the Rays' 2011 opening day roster, and won the jobs of starting left fielder and leadoff hitter by mid-April. Due to early-season heroics, including a "Superman-esque" catch, he was dubbed "Superman", "Super Sam", and "The Legendary Sam Fuld". Fuld was the starting center fielder and batted lead-off for. Team Israel at the 2017 World Baseball Classic. The item "2001-02 Stanford Cardinal Game Used Baseball Jersey Worn #5 Sam Fuld Team Israel" is in sale since Saturday, May 26, 2018.
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