Sunday, January 04, 2004

#98 - 1B Pat Tabler (1983-1988)

A light-hitting first baseman, Pat Tabler had a couple of pretty good seasons during the mid-80s. His .326 average in 1986 was good for 4th place in the AL, and he was Cleveland's lone representitive in the 1987 All-Star Game.

However, his lack of power, especially for his position, prompted the Indians to trade him to Kansas City during the 1988 season. He finished his career with Toronto, winning a World Series with them in 1992.

Tabler's biggest claim to fame is his career average with the bases loaded. He hit .489 in 88 at-bats with the bags juiced.

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