Amado Samuel

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Amado Ruperto Samuel

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 170 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Amado Samuel's relatively brief major league career wasn't particularly distinguished - he hit just .215 over three seasons. However, he holds one minor distinction: he was the first major leaguer from the town of San Pedro de Macoris, in the Dominican Republic, a relatively small city (pop. 125,000) fabled for having produced a disproportionately large number of big-league ballplayers (over 70 as of 2008).

In making his debut with the Milwaukee Braves on April 10, 1962, Samuel beat fellow San Pedro de Macoris native Manny Jimenez to the big leagues by exactly one day.

Samuel played in the minors from 1958 to 1967, including parts of four years in the International League.

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