Sam Fuld is an outfielder for the Tampa Bay Rays. Fuld began his career with the Chicago Cubs in 2007, but the Durham, New Hampshire native’s time with the Cubs was spent going back and forth from the minor leagues to the big league club.
After never really giving him a fair chance, Chicago traded Fuld to the Rays before the 2011 season. With the sudden retirement of Manny Ramirez, Fuld was inserted into the Rays lineup, serving as the club’s everyday leadoff hitter. Fuld gave them a huge spark at the top of the lineup, delivering two four hit games in the first three weeks of the year, while making some spectacular "Superman" catches in the outfield.
The Stanford alum hurt his wrist at the end of last season. He then re-aggravated the injury during spring training, causing him to miss the first four months of the 2012 season.
Fuld has been suffering from Type 1 diabetes since he was 10-years-old and takes insulin several times a day. This situation makes his story even more remarkable.
Because of the great story Fuld generated in 2011, he has became very popular around baseball. Above is an iFolloSports.com original photo of Fuld, taken last Friday outside the W Hotel, in downtown Minneapolis.