The latest guest on The Base Path Podcast is a New Hampshire native who is now the general manager of the Philadelphia Phillies — Phillips Exeter alumnus Sam Fuld.
Fuld, a 42-year-old Durham, N.H. native, was the catalyst for one of the top prep school teams in New England history, the 1999 Phillips Exeter team. He went on to continue his baseball career at Stanford before having a 10-year career in professional baseball with the Chicago Cubs, Tampa Bay Rays, Minnesota Twins, and Oakland Athletics.
After accepting the Philadelphia GM position in 2020, Fuld led the Phils to the Word Series in 2022 and the National League Championship Series in 2023.
Fuld has twice been a candidate to return to New England as a part of the Boston Red Sox organization. He interviewed for the manager vacancy in 2020 when the Red Sox eventually hired Alex Cora. This past offseason, he was a top candidate for the head of baseball operations vacancy after Chaim Bloom was fired, but Fuld declined an interview request.