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November 15, 2012

Former Red Sox headline baseball dinner

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Locke, a Kennett High School product, is coming off one of the best seasons in his professional career. He dominated hitters in the Triple-A International League before spending the final month with the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Solomon joins the guest list with his new book on minor league baseball, “Making It in the Minors.” The Fisher Cats owner will be available to autograph copies of his book.

Signore just wrapped up his third year as pitching coach of the Fisher Cats, helping to guide several more Blue Jays prospects to the major leagues.

Beattie, a Dartmouth College graduate, spent nine seasons in the major leagues, winning a World Series in his rookie campaign with the 1978 New York Yankees.

Boggs, a first time guest of the dinner, is no stranger to New Hampshire baseball fans. A member of the National Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2005, Boggs spent the first 11 years of his career with the Red Sox before moving on to the New York Yankees and the then-named Tampa Bay Devil Rays. He recorded 3,010 hits over his 18-year career, including seven straight seasons with 200 or more hits. Boggs won a World Series with the Yankees in 1996 and finished with a .328 career batting average.

Carpenter is a longtime supporter of the dinner and CHaD, the Raymond native has put together a 14-year major league career with the Toronto Blue Jays and St. Louis Cardinals. The former Trinity High School Pioneer has won two World Series rings, the most recent in 2011.

Fielder was one of the most intimidating power hitters in baseball for 13 seasons, spending the majority of his career with the Detroit Tigers. His slugging son, Prince, is following in his footsteps as the current first baseman in Detroit.

Fuld, a Durham native, has made quite a name for himself since being acquired in a trade by the Tampa Bay Rays prior to the 2011 season. Sidelined by injuries at the start of the 2012 season, the Phillips Exeter Academy graduate is often seen on the nightly highlights. His return from injury this season helped spark the Rays to a strong finish that left them just short of the postseason.

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