On June 18, 1989 The Phillies trade second baseman Juan Samuel to the Mets for outfielder Lenny Dykstra, relief pitcher Roger McDowell, and a player to be named later, that will be minor league pitcher Tom Edens. New York’s experiment to turn their new infielder, who will play only 86 games with New York, into a center fielder will fail miserably, while ‘Nails’ will go on to be a three-time All-Star and a cog in Philadelphia’s National League championship in 1993, being selected as the runner-up for the Most Valuable Player Award.

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