Juan Samuel Stats

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"Everytime we play the Phillies , I worried about Samuel. He has good power, gets a lot of extra base hits, and can run. He reminds me of Bobby Bonds ." - Davey Johnson in The Schenectady Gazette (AP Wire, 06-17-1989, Samuel Traded to Mets for Dykstra, McDowell', Page 4)

Juan Samuel

Juan Samuel Autograph on a 1990 Leaf (#226)

Juan Samuel Autograph on a 1990 Leaf (#226)

Birth Name:
Juan Milton Samuel
Nickname:
None
Born On:
12-09-1960  (Sagittarius)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
San Pedro de Macorís, San Pedro de Macorís, Dominican Republic
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
Licey High School (Licey, PR)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
5-11
Player Weight Chart Weight:
170
First Game:
08-24-1983 (Age 22)
Last Game:
09-26-1998
Draft:
Undrafted Free Agent

Juan Samuel

Juan Samuel Pitching Stats

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Juan Samuel

Juan Samuel Hitting Stats

1983 23 Phillies 18 65 14 18 1 2 2 0 5 4 1 16 0 1 1 1 .277 .324 .446
1984 24 Phillies 160 701 105 191 36 19 15 0 69 28 2 168 0 1 7 6 .272 .307 .442
1985 25 Phillies 161 663 101 175 31 13 19 0 74 33 2 141 2 5 6 8 .264 .303 .436
1986 26 Phillies 145 591 90 157 36 12 16 1 78 26 3 142 1 7 8 8 .266 .302 .448
1987 27 Phillies 160 655 113 178 37 15 28 1 100 60 5 162 0 6 5 12 .272 .335 .502
1988 28 Phillies 157 629 68 153 32 9 12 0 67 39 6 151 0 5 12 8 .243 .298 .380
1989 29 Phillies 51 199 32 49 3 1 8 0 20 18 1 45 0 1 1 2 .246 .311 .392
1989 29 Mets 86 333 37 76 13 1 3 0 28 24 1 75 2 1 10 5 .228 .299 .300
1990 30 Dodgers 143 492 62 119 24 3 13 0 52 51 5 126 5 5 5 8 .242 .316 .382
1991 31 Dodgers 153 594 74 161 22 6 12 0 58 49 4 133 10 3 3 8 .271 .328 .389
1992 32 Dodgers 47 122 7 32 3 1 0 0 15 7 3 22 4 2 1 0 .262 .303 .303
1992 32 Royals 29 102 15 29 5 3 0 0 8 7 1 27 0 0 1 2 .284 .336 .392
1993 33 Reds 103 261 31 60 10 4 4 0 26 23 3 53 0 2 3 2 .230 .298 .345
1994 34 Tigers 59 136 32 42 9 5 5 0 21 10 0 26 0 2 3 4 .309 .364 .559
1995 35 Tigers 76 171 28 48 10 1 10 0 34 24 0 38 1 0 2 3 .281 .376 .526
1995 35 Royals 15 34 3 6 0 0 2 0 5 5 1 11 0 0 0 0 .176 .282 .353
1996 36 Blue Jays 69 188 34 48 8 3 8 0 26 15 0 65 0 1 3 2 .255 .319 .457
1997 37 Blue Jays 45 95 13 27 5 4 3 0 15 10 0 28 1 0 2 2 .284 .364 .516
1998 38 Blue Jays 43 50 14 9 2 0 1 0 2 7 0 13 1 0 1 0 .180 .293 .280
16 Years 1,720 6,081 873 1,578 287 102 161 2 703 440 38 1,442 27 42 74 81 .259 .315 .420

Juan Samuel

Juan Samuel Fielding Stats

1983 Phillies 2B 18 15 435 107 5.9 98 44 54 9 9 n/a n/a n/a .916 6.08
1984 Phillies 2B 160 158 447 859 5.4 826 388 438 33 77 n/a n/a n/a .962 49.89
1985 Phillies 2B 159 159 4,353 867 5.5 852 389 463 15 88 n/a n/a n/a .983 5.28
1986 Phillies 2B 143 143 3,756 755 5.3 730 290 440 25 83 n/a n/a n/a .967 5.25
1987 Phillies 2B 160 159 42 826 5.2 808 374 434 18 99 n/a n/a n/a .978 519.43
1988 Phillies 2B 152 151 402 744 4.9 728 343 385 16 92 n/a n/a n/a .978 48.90
1988 Phillies 3B 1 1 24 1 1.0 1 0 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
1988 Phillies CF 2 2 54 7 3.5 7 6 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.50
1988 Phillies RF 1 1 24 2 2.0 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.25
1989 Phillies CF 50 50 1,275 132 2.6 132 130 2 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.80
1989 Mets CF 84 83 2,163 212 2.5 209 205 4 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.61
1990 Dodgers 2B 108 101 2,643 465 4.3 452 194 258 13 47 n/a n/a n/a .972 4.62
1990 Dodgers CF 31 31 807 86 2.8 83 79 4 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .965 2.78
1991 Dodgers 2B 152 151 3,951 759 5.0 742 300 442 17 73 n/a n/a n/a .978 5.07
1992 Dodgers 2B 38 29 762 156 4.1 152 75 77 4 13 n/a n/a n/a .974 5.39
1992 Dodgers RF 1 1 9 2 2.0 1 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .500 3.00
1992 Royals 2B 10 9 237 49 4.9 46 19 27 3 9 n/a n/a n/a .939 5.24
1992 Royals RF 18 18 411 31 1.7 28 26 2 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .903 1.84
1993 Reds 1B 6 0 33 14 2.3 14 11 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.45
1993 Reds 2B 70 58 1,587 308 4.4 299 135 164 9 33 n/a n/a n/a .971 5.09
1993 Reds 3B 4 0 36 6 1.5 6 2 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.50
1993 Reds LF 2 0 24 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.13
1993 Reds RF 1 1 18 3 3.0 2 1 1 1 0 n/a n/a n/a .667 3.00
1994 Tigers 1B 2 1 33 14 7.0 14 11 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 11.45
1994 Tigers 2B 8 6 156 36 4.5 35 11 24 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .972 6.06
1994 Tigers CF 25 23 615 61 2.4 61 60 1 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.68
1994 Tigers LF 2 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1995 Tigers 1B 37 27 765 299 8.1 294 271 23 5 26 n/a n/a n/a .983 10.38
1995 Tigers 2B 6 3 93 22 3.7 21 9 12 1 3 n/a n/a n/a .955 6.10
1995 Tigers LF 9 5 141 12 1.3 9 9 0 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .750 1.72
1995 Royals 1B 1 1 27 8 8.0 8 8 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 8.00
1995 Royals LF 5 4 93 3 0.6 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.87
1996 Blue Jays 1B 17 12 315 95 5.6 93 90 3 2 7 n/a n/a n/a .979 7.97
1996 Blue Jays CF 5 2 84 2 0.4 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.64
1996 Blue Jays LF 8 3 111 5 0.6 5 5 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.22
1996 Blue Jays RF 15 8 231 20 1.3 20 20 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.34
1997 Blue Jays 1B 7 4 96 22 3.1 22 21 1 0 4 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.19
1997 Blue Jays 2B 4 0 54 13 3.3 13 7 6 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.50
1997 Blue Jays 3B 9 7 213 10 1.1 10 3 7 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.27
1997 Blue Jays RF 2 1 27 3 1.5 3 3 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 3.00
1998 Blue Jays 1B 3 0 9 2 0.7 2 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 6.00
1998 Blue Jays 2B 2 1 33 6 3.0 6 2 4 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 4.91
1998 Blue Jays LF 8 8 162 16 2.0 14 14 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .875 2.33
1998 Blue Jays RF 2 2 42 1 0.5 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.64
2B Totals 1,190 1,143 18,951 5,972 5.0 5,808 2,580 3,228 164 630 n/a n/a n/a .973 8.27
CF Totals 197 191 4,998 500 2.5 494 482 12 6 3 n/a n/a n/a .988 2.67
1B Totals 73 45 1,278 454 6.2 447 414 33 7 38 n/a n/a n/a .985 9.44
RF Totals 40 32 762 62 1.6 57 54 3 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .919 2.02
LF Totals 34 20 534 37 1.1 32 32 0 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .865 1.62
3B Totals 14 8 273 17 1.2 17 5 12 0 2 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 1.68
16 Years 1,548 1,439 26,796 7,042 4.5 6,855 3,567 3,288 187 673 n/a n/a n/a .973 6.91

Juan Samuel

Juan Samuel Miscellaneous Stats

1983 Phillies 3 2 .600 0 1 n/a 32.5 4.1 13.0 - - -
1984 Phillies 72 15 .828 2 0 n/a 46.7 4.2 10.2 - - -
1985 Phillies 53 19 .736 1 1 n/a 34.9 4.7 9.0 - - -
1986 Phillies 42 14 .750 2 0 n/a 36.9 4.2 7.6 - - -
1987 Phillies 35 15 .700 1 0 n/a 23.4 4.0 6.6 - - -
1988 Phillies 33 10 .767 1 1 n/a 52.4 4.2 9.4 - - -
1989 Phillies 11 3 .786 1 0 n/a 24.9 4.4 10.0 - - -
1989 Mets 31 9 .775 1 1 n/a 111.0 4.4 11.9 - - -
1990 Dodgers 38 20 .655 7 2 n/a 37.8 3.9 9.5 - - -
1991 Dodgers 23 8 .742 2 0 n/a 49.5 4.5 10.2 - - -
1992 Dodgers 2 2 .500 14 1 n/a 0.0 5.5 8.1 - - -
1992 Royals 6 1 .857 2 0 0 0.0 3.8 12.8 - - -
1993 Reds 9 7 .563 20 9 n/a 65.3 4.9 10.0 - - -
1994 Tigers 5 2 .714 8 11 10 27.2 5.2 6.5 - - -
1995 Tigers 5 4 .556 27 6 16 17.1 4.5 5.0 - - -
1995 Royals 1 0 1.000 8 0 7 17.0 3.1 6.8 - - -
1996 Blue Jays 9 1 .900 19 2 24 23.5 2.9 7.2 - - -
1997 Blue Jays 5 3 .625 7 8 15 31.7 3.4 6.3 - - -
1998 Blue Jays 13 8 .619 8 20 11 50.0 3.8 25.0 - - -
16 Years 396 143 .735 131 63 83 37.8 4.2 8.7 - - -

Juan Samuel

Juan Samuel Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1983 Philadelphia Phillies 16 $35,000.00 - Stats
1984 Philadelphia Phillies 8 $40,000.00 Stats -
1985 Philadelphia Phillies 8 $240,000.00 - -
1986 Philadelphia Phillies 8 $512,500.00 - -
1987 Philadelphia Phillies 8 $660,000.00 Stats -
1988 Philadelphia Phillies 8 $1,060,000.00 - -
1989 Philadelphia Phillies 8 $1,450,000.00 - -
1989 New York Mets 7 "     " - -
1990 Los Angeles Dodgers 10 $1,350,000.00 - -
1991 Los Angeles Dodgers 10 $1,575,000.00 Stats -
1992 Los Angeles Dodgers 10 $2,325,000.00 - -
1992 Kansas City Royals 10 , 17 "     " - -
1993 Cincinnati Reds 8 $700,000.00 - -
1994 Detroit Tigers 8 $400,000.00 - n/a
1995 Detroit Tigers 8 $375,000.00 - -
1995 Kansas City Royals 27 "     " - -
1996 Toronto Blue Jays 11 $325,000.00 - -
1997 Toronto Blue Jays 11 $375,000.00 - -
1998 Toronto Blue Jays 11 $421,000.00 - -
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Did you know that Juan Samuel is the only player in baseball history to have seven-hundred at-bats during their rookie season? In 1932 , Billy Herman set a new National League (NL) rookie record when he had 656 at bats, the first NL rookie to eclipse the 650 at-bat plateau. His American League (AL) counterpart was Carl Lind , who had 650 at-bats in 1928 . Herman and Lind each lost the Rookie Record for At-Bats in a Season , evolving over the century as games-played schedules evolved, and the current record holders are Juan Samuel and Ichiro Suzuki .

Did you know that only four players, in the entire history of Major League Baseball, have had 700-or-more at bats in a single season? The "leave me in coach" club include: Willie Wilson (705 AB in 1980 ), Juan Samuel (701 AB in 1984 ), Ichiro Suzuki (704 AB in 2004 ), and Jimmy Rollins (716 AB in 2007 ). Historical Note : There are 14,000+ former big league players who finished their career with less than 700 total at bats.

Juan Samuel, three years after setting the rookie record for at-bats, was the third second baseman in baseball history with 80-or-more extra base hits (XBH) in a single season. Hall of famer Rogers Hornsby set the (impossible to reach) standard, putting together five seasons at second with at least 80 extra base hits (83 XBH in 1921 , 102 XBH in 1922 , 82 XBH in 1924 , 90 XBH in 1925 , 92 XBH in 1929 ). Hall of famer Charlie Gehringer came close in 1929 (77 XBH) and 1930 (78 XBH), before joining Rajah in 1936 (87 XBH).

Juan Samuel, Phillies Hall of Fame Plaque
Juan Samuel | Philadelphia Phillies Hall of Fame Plaque | Photo Courtesy of Mark Madruga
What do Hack Wilson , Vince DiMaggio and Juan Samuel have in common? They each led the National League in strikeouts four consecutive seasons, the record through today. [ Strikeout Records for Hitters / Year by Year Leader for Striking Out ]

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