Matt Tabor ’17 is an Arizona Diamondback

Matt Tabor’s senior year pitching stats explain why Major League Baseball scouts were standing on the sidelines of Nash Field this past spring.

■ 6–0 RECORD
■ 0.60 ERA

At the end of the season, Matt was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the third round. He made the “hardest decision of my life”—choosing to forgo college and give profes- sional baseball a shot. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that I would regret my whole life if I didn’t do,” Matt says.

Matt came to Milton in Class III and lived in Goodwin House. “My time at Milton was the best three years of my life. When I stepped foot into the dorm, I felt like I had 28 brothers instantly.” The two-time ISL MVP said he loved the baseball team and playing for Coaches Matt Petherick and Jeff Natale. “All the guys are my lifelong friends and we all laid everything on the line for each other. When the scouts would come out to the games, I never felt like I was being treated differently. I can’t thank everyone at Milton enough for how good they were to me; it was just the best experience!”

Matt’s spent the summer training at the Diamondbacks’ facility from 1 to 11 p.m. every day. Keep an eye out for him!

The Food Issue

In this issue we celebrate the world of food. In putting it together, we visited alumni at farms as close as Mattapan and as far away as Downeast Maine. We spoke to chefs who’ve chosen diverse culinary paths and to alumni who, during challenging times, created a platform for sharing recipes and memories that are keeping them closer together. These stories help remind us that food nourishes not only the body but also the soul, keeping friends and families close. As the renowned food writer MFK Fisher wrote: “I think our three basic needs for food and security and love are so mixed and mingled and entwined that we cannot straightly think of one without the others.” The stories and individuals featured in this issue echo that sentiment.