House of Representatives Honors New Hampshire Native Chris Carpenter, Winner of Cy Young Award

From The Office of Congressman Jeb Bradley

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, First District Congressman Jeb Bradley hailed the passage of a resolution honoring Chris Carpenter of Bedford, ace pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals and the winner of the 2005 National League Cy Young Award. The resolution passed the House by a voice vote this afternoon.

"Chris Carpenter is an amazing pitcher, and thankfully, he only faced the Red Sox once last year," said Bradley. "New Hampshire is proudto call him our native son, and if  Chris ever wants to pitch closer to home, I hope the Red Sox would sign him."

Chris Carpenter is a native of Exeter and graduated from Trinity High School in1993. He began his professional career with the Toronto Blue Jays in1997. In 2002, he signed on with the St. Louis Cardinals, and despite two surgeries for shoulder injuries, Carpenter won 21 games last year and posted a 2.83 earned run average to become the Cardinals' and the National League's best pitcher during the 2005 regular season.