Remember when Juan Samuel, named today as interim manger of the Orioles, was with the Mets? It was midseason in 1989 and Phillies had their fill of Samuel, a longtime second baseman who wasn't cutting it as as outfielder. The Mets traded Lenny Dykstra and Roger McDowell for the former NL All-Star.

Samuel hit .228 and was shipped to the Dodgers, where he became an All-Star in 1991.

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Fun fact: Samuel named his son Samuel, so he is Samuel Samuel.

Samuel manged the Binghamton Mets for a season befroe joing the Baltimore  coaching staff.