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Juan Samuel #8

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Juan Samuel
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MANAGING/COACHING CAREER: Named the first base coach on Oct. 4, 2012 after being the third base coach during his first two years with the Phillies...Spent the final six weeks of the 2013 season as third base coach to accommodate Ryne Sandberg's move to interim manager...Has served as the outfield instructor since joining the Phillies for the 2011 season and had baserunning instruction added in 2012...In his first season with the Phillies, the outfielders were tied for the third-fewest errors (12) in the NL...Spent four seasons (2007-10) as third base coach and infield instructor for BAL...Went 17-34 as interim manager for BAL in 2010 following the dismissal of Dave Trembley...Led Binghamton (AA) to a second-place finish in the Eastern League in 2006 with a 70-69 (.504) record in his first season as a manager...Served seven years (1999-2005) with DET as first base coach (1999-2002) and 3rd base coach (2002-05); was moved to third base six games into the 2002 season...Was third base coach for the 2013 World Baseball Classic champions Team Dominican Republic.

PLAYING CAREER: Played 16 major league seasons after being signed by the Phillies as an amateur free agent on Apr. 20, 1980...Made his ML debut in 1983 with the Phillies and played in both the NLCS and World Series...Three-time NL All-Star (1984, 1987, 1991)...Named The Sporting News Rookie of the Year in 1984 and finished 2nd in BBWAA voting to Dwight Gooden, after leading the NL in triples (19) and finishing 2nd in SB (72)...Set a then-NL record with 701 at-bats in 1984, which was also a major league record for a right-handed hitter...Became the first player in NL history to reach a quadruple double in each of his first four major league seasons...Holds the Phillies record for most SB in a season (72 in 1984) in the modern era (since 1900)...Ranks eighth in Phillies history in SB (249) and ninth in triples (71)...For the decade of the 1980s, ranks third among all Phillies in AVG (.263), OBP (.310), SLG (.439), AB (3503), runs (523), hits (921), doubles (176), HR (100), RBI (413) and total bases (1539), trailing Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt and Von Hayes in each category.

PERSONAL: Juan Milton Samuel... Has three children: daughters Alexa and Noemy and a son, Samuel... Was enshrined on the Phillies Wall of Fame in 2008 and inducted into the Reading Phillies Hall of Fame in 2004.

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