An article in The Daily News of Newburyport, Mass., focuses on Hugh Quattlebaum ’00, hitting coach for the New York Mets, and his brother Gus, vice president of scouting development and integration for the Boston Red Sox. The brothers’ teams recently faced off at Boston’s Fenway Park.
The article describes the Quattlebaum brothers’ upbringing as the children of faculty members at Phillips Andover, their competitiveness as young athletes and their respective academic and professional paths. Hugh “was a standout baseball and basketball player at Amherst College and was drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 25th round of the 2000 MLB Draft,” writes Mac Cerullo. “He spent four seasons in the Tigers and Orioles systems before hanging up his spikes and settling in as a private hitting coach, and it wasn’t until 2018 that he got back into professional ball as a Seattle Mariners assistant. Now he’s serving as the New York Mets hitting coach, a role that unexpectedly fell into his lap this spring after the incumbent coach was fired a month into the season.”
Included is a photo of Gus, Hugh and Hugh’s two young sons together at Fenway.