Former St. Louis Cardinals All-Star pitcher Bob Tewksbury has voiced his support of same-sex marriage rights in New Hampshire. He and his wife, Laura, live in Concord, N.H., where Tewksbury was born. They have joined Standing Up for New Hampshire Families to stop the state legislature from removing same-sex marriage rights in the Granite State.
“I don’t believe in taking rights away from people, and I could never support a proposal that will tear apart families,” explains Tewksbury. “I’m proud to call New Hampshire my home. We are the Live Free or Die state, and that means something to me. Our state’s leaders have never pried into the private lives of its citizens, and they shouldn’t start now.”
In the years since he left baseball, Tewksbury has been active in the world of philanthropy, with a particular focus on caring for children in need. That motivation drove him to join Standing Up for New Hampshire Families. “We need to do all we can to protect our children and support all families, that’s why my wife and I are getting involved.”
Tewksbury spent 13 seasons in Major League baseball after being drafted by the New York Yankees in 1986. He spent time with six different clubs. His most successful stint was with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1989 to 1994. He's in the top 500 all-time in career wins, with 110; His career ERA was 3.92.