Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Sam Shaughnessy - Boston College

Born:  October 2, 1987 in Newton, Massachusetts

Position: first baseman and corner outfielder 
Bats: Left
Throws: Left-handed, but also can throw right-handed
Hometown: Newton, MA
High School: Newton North High School
College: Boston College 2006 — 2010
Bachelor of Science in Marketing, Carroll School of Management
Jersey Number: 42
wore jersey #24 in high school since Ken Griffey, Jr. was a favorite player

According the Boston College baseball profile: Sam is a solid hitter. Started 29 games as a redshirt Freshman (2008) ...led the team with a .418 on-base percentage ... 11 of his 25 hits went for extra bases. One coach commented that Sam was ambidextrous - pitching with both arms in a game - but he plays baseball left-handed.

His father, Dan Shughnessy, wrote a book called "Senior Year" about Sam's experience at Newton North High School and his passion for playing baseball. He hit .358 with 18 RBIs and 10 extra-base hits as a senior; drew 31 walks in 22 games.

Boston College Profile 

Where is he now?
Sam Shaughnessy - LinkenIn 

Newton slugger on way to BC
North senior chose local favorite despite a trip to Notre Dame
by Mike Reiss, Globe Staff 

"BC's interest in Shaughnessy heightened after he hit three home runs against Malden Catholic in a state tournament game. During the high school season this year, the 18-year-old Shaughnessy hit .380, with seven home runs, 16 runs batted in, and a .785 slugging percentage.

Connerney said that Shaughnessy is also an underrated fielder and has an unusual ability to throw with either hand. In a Babe Ruth baseball game years ago, Shaughnessy pitched lefty and righty in one contest, just as Greg Harris once did for the Red Sox. In most games, he throws left-handed because he fields better with his right hand." (Boston Globe)

Senior Year by Dan Shaughnessy 
A proud father, a power-hitting son and a lifetime of memories come through in one memorable season (book excerpt in Sports Illustrated)

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