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The Phillies Nation Top 100: #95-92

The Phillies Nation Top 100 continues today with #95 through #92. Our mission is to assess the Top 100 Phillies players of all time using impact to the Phillies, individual achievement, team achievement, traditional stats, and analytics as our criteria. The list was compiled by Ian Riccaboni and Pat Gallen with input from the rest of the Phillies Nation staff.  Each weekday, we...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jaun Samuel and Wally Joyner return to Phillies’ staff

The Philadelphia Phillies are closer to assembling their coaching staff for 2014. The team announced that first base coach Juan Samuel and hitting coach Wally Joyner will return next season. As reported by Jim Salisbury of, Wally Joyner had initially declined an invitation to return to the team as assistant hitting coach under Steve Henderson.  Joyner was pursuing...
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Joyner and Samuel Returning For 2014

The Phillies announced today through their Twitter that Wally Joyner and Juan Samuel will be returning to the Phillies in 2014 in their respective roles, assistant hitting coach and first base coach. Joyner  joined the Phillies staff for the 2013 season while Samuel has been a coach with the Phillies since 2011.. Under Dave Henderson and Joyner, the Phillies ranked 21st in MLB in...
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October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Wally Joyner, Juan Samuel returning to Phils staff

Wally Joyner and Juan Samuel are returning as coaches for the Philadelphia Phillies under manager Ryne Sandberg. Joyner will continue in his role as assistant hitting coach. Joyner, who declined a return at first, will be back for his second season with the Phillies. Samuel heads into his fourth season with the team and second as first-base coach. Sandberg, who replaced Charlie...
Via AP on Fox
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Just Kidding! Wally Joyner To Return After All; Juan Samuel Signs Back On, Too

Wally Joyner (left) sits with hitting coach Steve Henderson (center) and Mike Schmidt (right) The Phillies coaching staff picture got clearer today as the Phillies announced that both Wally Joyner and Juan Samuel will return in their positions in which they opened the 2013 season. Wally Joyner will serve as...
Via Philliedelphia
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Could Juan Samuel Decline a Return to the Phillies? History Suggests He May

Lost in the shuffle between Greg Gross, Pete Mackanin, and Sam Perlozzo getting fired is the status of former Phillies player Juan Samuel, who served as the Phillies third base coach the last two seasons.
Via Philliedelphia
October 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Hunter Pence runs over third base coach Juan Samuel (Video)

Hunter Pence hilariously ran over Phillies third base coach Juan Samuel while trying to score from second on a double by Juan Pierre during Saturday’s game against the Braves. Pence didn’t loop out before rounding the bag like players are taught, and he was so wide of the base line that he ended up running into Samuel and bowling the coach over. Samuel stood with his hat knocked...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 09, 2012  |  Discuss

A-roundin’ third, and headed for home, oh wait, there's Philly 3rd base coach Juan Samuel

Philadelphia Philly outfielder Hunter Pence had something get in his way last night on his way to scoring on a Juan Pierre double. Third base coach Juan Samuel. How about that? Your browser does not... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~
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July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

GIFcap: Hunter Pence’s overflowing grit forces him to truck stick coach Juan Samuel

Besides the obvious hilarity of awkward Hunter Pence violently giving the forearm shiver to his third base coach Juan Samuel, the best part has to be the helmet bouncing off the ground and into the air, right
July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Snapshots from the 1980s: Juan Samuel

Editor’s note: This previously unpublished interview was conducted in 2008. Juan Samuel wasn’t the best second baseman of the 1980s, but he was definitely among the most exciting. The former Phillie was erratic in the field and he put up some scarily-bad BB/K rates, but he logged a healthy number of extra-base hits and he ran the bases with abandon. He also had some notable teammates...
Via Fangraphs
January 11, 2012  |  Discuss
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