Sam Fuld

<b><a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT004776" title="Sam Fuld" href="/topic/sports/baseball/sam-fuld-PESPT004776.topic">Sam Fuld</a>: </b>Called up during the stretch run in September 2007 because <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT004872" title="Eric Patterson" href="/topic/sports/baseball/eric-patterson-PESPT004872.topic">Eric Patterson</a> lost his roster spot for being late to practice, Fuld made his mark defensively, running head first into the vines to rob the Pirates' <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT000010265" title="Nyjer Morgan" href="/topic/sports/baseball/nyjer-morgan-PESPT000010265.topic">Nyjer Morgan</a>, then getting up and doubling <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT000010245" title="Nate McLouth" href="/topic/sports/baseball/nate-mclouth-PESPT000010245.topic">Nate McLouth</a> off first. Cubs fans chanted "Sam-Mee, Sam-Mee," just as they did with <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT008519" title="Sammy Sosa" href="/topic/sports/baseball/sammy-sosa-PESPT008519.topic">Sammy Sosa</a>. The Cubs eventually traded him to the Rays in the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT000010059" title="Matt Garza" href="/topic/sports/baseball/matt-garza-PESPT000010059.topic">Matt Garza</a> deal, and he's now a cult hero for them.

( Phil Velasquez, Chicago Tribune / February 28, 2008 )

Sam Fuld: Called up during the stretch run in September 2007 because Eric Patterson lost his roster spot for being late to practice, Fuld made his mark defensively, running head first into the vines to rob the Pirates' Nyjer Morgan, then getting up and doubling Nate McLouth off first. Cubs fans chanted "Sam-Mee, Sam-Mee," just as they did with Sammy Sosa. The Cubs eventually traded him to the Rays in the Matt Garza deal, and he's now a cult hero for them.

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