Samuel Babson Fuld (born November 20, 1981) is an American former professional baseball outfielder. He played eight seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, Tampa Bay Rays, Oakland Athletics, and Minnesota Twins. He is currently the major league player information coordinator for the Philadelphia Phillies.
Fuld was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 10. He began his baseball career by twice batting .600 in high school, during which time Baseball America ranked him 19th in the country. He played college baseball at Stanford. There, he was a two-time All-American, set the school record for career runs scored, and established the College World Series record for career hits.
Fuld was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in 2004. He was an All Star two years later in the Florida State League. 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. He batted .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 Tampa Bay Rays. 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". His catch was put to Superman-theme music in a YouTube video, and tweets about him went viral. In late April, he led the American League in both batting average and steals. He played with the Rays through 2013, and in 2014-15 he played for the Oakland Athletics (for two stints) and Minnesota Twins.
Fuld played center field and batted lead-off for Team Israel at the 2017 World Baseball Classic.
He is also known as Samuel Babson "Sam" Fuld.