It’s Primary Day! – MLB-ers from New Hampshire – Nine to Know

by Bill Chuck on February 9, 2016

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There have been 51 MLB-ers born in New Hampshire with 29 having appeared on the mound. One must presume that there are so many pitchers because as kids, these guys were throwing a lot of snowballs from early November to late April.

Nine to Know: MLB-ers who chose to live free or die

Start with these six pitchers

Name Yrs ASG W L W-L% ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP ER HR BB SO Debut Birthplace
Mike Flanagan 18 1 167 143 .539 3.90 526 404 101 19 4 2770.0 1199 251 890 1491 Sep 5, 1975 Manchester
Chris Carpenter 15 3 144 94 .605 3.76 350 332 33 15 0 2219.1 927 220 627 1697 May 12, 1997 Exeter
Stan Williams 14 2 109 94 .537 3.48 482 208 42 11 42 1764.1 682 160 748 1305 May 17, 1958 Enfield
Bob Tewksbury 13 1 110 102 .519 3.92 302 277 31 7 1 1807.0 787 142 292 812 Apr 11, 1986 Concord
Lefty Tyler 12 0 127 116 .523 2.95 323 267 181 30 7 2230.0 730 51 829 1003 Sep 20, 1910 Derry
Brian Wilson 9 3 24 25 .490 3.30 394 0 0 0 172 382.0 140 22 175 407 Apr 23, 2006 Londonderry
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  • Mike Flanagan was the 1979 Cy Young Award winner.
  • Chris Carpenter was the 2005 Cy Young Award winner.
  • Stan Williams pitched 11 postseason innings for the Dodgers, Yankees, and Twins and di not allow a run.
  • Bob Tewksbury is currently a coach and sports psychologist for the Red Sox.
  • Lefty Tyler started three games in the 1918 World Series against the Red Sox and had a 1.17 ERA going 1-1.
  • Brian Wilson known for, and as, The Beard, in the four seasons from 2008-11 he recorded 163 saves.

Two active MLB-ers are from the Granite State

Name Yrs ASG G PA AB R H HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS Debut Birthplace
Sam Fuld 8 0 599 1535 1354 177 308 12 112 67 153 227 .227 .307 .325 .632 Sep 5, 2007 Durham
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  • “The Legendary Sam Fuld” after doubling, tripling, homering for the Rays against his “hometown” Red Sox at Fenway, passed up a cycle by successfully stretching a single into a double. A number of his teammates said they would have slid into first base.
Name Yrs ASG W L W-L% ERA G GS CG SV IP H ER HR BB SO Debut Birthplace
Jeff Locke 5 1 26 30 .464 4.16 93 91 0 0 517.0 509 239 51 205 382 Sep 10, 2011 North Conway
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  • Jeff Locke was a 2013 All-Star for the Pirates. Last September, after winning a game on a cold rainy night, Locke said he felt like he was back home, “Growing up where there is snow on the field, rain all the time, fields are terrible all the time, it’s fun because it’s a little gritty.”

Manager Frank Selee is the only New Hampshire born Hall of Famer

Mgr Yrs From To W L W-L% Ties G>.500 G BestFin WrstFin AvRk Birthplace
Frank Selee HOF 16 1890 1905 1284 862 .598 34 422 2180 1 6 2.9 Amherst
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  • Selee was an early day Theo Epstein having managed six Hall of Fame players in Boston (National League’s Boston Beaneaters) and another four in Chicago (In 1902, Selee was released by Boston and went on to manage the Chicago Cubs).

The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the Double A farm club of the Toronto Blue Jays, is the sole affiliated MiLB team in New Hampshire

Each offseason, the team hosts one of the great Hot Stove events, the Granite State Baseball Dinner, an annual charitable event that benefits three outstanding organizations: the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; the Ted Williams Museum, and the Fisher Cats Foundation, a statewide charitable organization that provides scholarships to college-bound New Hampshire and Massachusetts high school student athletes in addition to supporting youth organizations and charities throughout the state.

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