Get to Know Your Baby Bombers: Sam Agnew-Wieland

Agnew-Wieland starting off the home seas

Agnew-Wieland starts off the ballgame against the Brooklyn Cyclones on June 15 (photo by Robert Pimpsner)

Name: Sam Agnew-Wieland

Position: Pitcher

Height: 6’2

Weight: 215

Birthday: May 31, 1992

Hometown: Marietta, Georgia

College: Appalachian State

Favorite Movie: Lethal Weapon 6

What is your most memorable moment in baseball as a player? The 2013 MLB Draft (Drafted in the 24th Round)

As a spectator? 1995 World Series

What was your favorite baseball team growing up? Atlanta Braves

Who is your favorite MLB player of all time? Andres Galarraga, because he’s the man.

What are your goals as a minor league baseball player? To win a New York-Penn League title!

What special talents do you have? I am a bird-whisperer.

What do you like most about New York City? The New York Yankees

The least? The New York Mets

What was the greatest struggle for you as a child? Dribbling a basketball left-handed.

What was the best advice you ever received? When the tough get going, go and get tough.

What was the first concert you ever saw? Counting Crowes

What was your first job? YMCA Camp Counselor

What was the last book you read? “Bullpen Diaries: Mariano Rivera, Bronx Dreams, Pinstripe Legends, and the Future of the New York Yankees” by Charley Rosen

What would you be doing if you weren’t playing baseball? Working toward my Philosophy degree

Want to follow Sam’s journey in Staten Island and beyond? Follow him on Twitter: @SamHyphen


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