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Amado Samuel
Amado Samuel
Ultimate Mets Database popularity ranking: 606 of 974 players
Samuel
Amado Ruperto Samuel
Born: December 6, 1938 at San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic
Throws: Right Bats: Right
Height: 6.01 Weight: 170

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First Mets game: April 14, 1964
Last Mets game: July 11, 1964





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Richard Kissel
March 30, 2001
Amado Samuel is the answer to a trivia question. Who wore Number 7 on the Mets before Ed Kranepool.

Ed was Number 21 until Warren Spahn came to the Mets in 1965. It was then that he becamse Number 7.

harvey k
January 30, 2002
his only claim to fame was his nickname 'sammy' which also the Mets broadcasters used.

Dan Gurney
November 8, 2007
In 1964 when I was in Little League I was given the number "7". Back then number 7 for the Yankees was Mickey Mantle and for the Mets was Amado Samuel. Kind of sums up the differences between the two teams.

Buzz
April 19, 2010
He was the answer in the 4/16/10 Sportscross in the New York Post "Obscure 60's shortstop Samuel."

He came up with the Braves in 1962 and I just read a bio of him where he is regarded as the first Dominican shortstop. Over 100 Dominican ballplayers have played shortstop since including the likes of Miguel Tejada, Tony Fernandez, Alfredo Griffin, Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes and Rafael Furcal. And Amado Samuel paved the way...

He was quoted as saying that Dominicans are such good shortstops because of the ground they play on growing up back home--you to have good hands.

He was also the starting shoortstop in the Mets home opener on 4/17/64 against the Pirates which was the first ever game at Shea. He hit a two-run double in the 4th to give the Mets the lead at the time. Unfortunately they would go on to lose 4 - 3.

Feat Fan
October 6, 2010
Amado was a member of the '64 team, a good field light hitting infielder from the DR.

Jim Eckert
February 3, 2011
I attended a doubleheader at the Phillies Connie Mack Stadium 6/14/64. With all that must have gone on, I strangely have only one memory of the whole twin bill - Amado Samuel punching a single into RF in game 2. I can still picture his jammed looping uppercut swing and the precise arc of the ball as it softly dropped in. Looking the game up on this site, I don't even remember at all the Jim Hickman homer that soon followed to give the Mets a rally in the 7th, though they lost 4-2.

Weird, how memory can be so selective and particular. I think it was because I didn't think number 8 hitter Amado would hit at all, and because I thought Amado was a neat name.

He is after all the best player named Amado who ever played in the Majors. Just like Andruw Jones is the best Andruw ever. And he seems to be the most well liked player ever for the Mets surnamed Samuel.

Actually I have one other memory, and only this one - Al Jackson warming up for his start, near the dugout those days. I though - man - is he little!









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