Some of the Top Cards of 1976

Monday, April 5, 2010

1976 Topps #404 - Enos Cabell

  • Enos Cabell played in the majors from 1972-1986. Cabell was signed by the Baltimore Orioles in 1968. He played in the minors from 1968-1972 and got a September call-up in 1972. Cabell was 0 for 5 in '72.

  • Cabell spent 1973 going back and forth between Baltimore and AAA Rochester. Enos batted .354 at Rochester but was having a hard time getting playing time in Baltimore. The Orioles had Brooks Robinson at 3B and Boog Powell at 1B. Enos batted .213 in 47 at bats in 1973. In 1974 Cabell was a utility guy who played five positions and occasionally DH'd. He batted .241 in 80 games and was 1 for 4 in the 1974 ALCS. After the 1974 season Cabell and Rob Andrews were traded to the Houston Astros for Lee May and Jay Schlueter.

  • The Astros had Bob Watson at 1B and Doug Rader at 3B, so Enos was again a utility player in 1975. He batted .264 in 378 at bats. Cabell became the starting third baseman for the Astros in 1976 after Rader was traded to San Diego and batted .273 with 35 stolen bases. Enos had a nice year in 1977, batting .282 with 16 HR, 42 stolen bases, and 101 runs scored.

  • Enos spent one season in San Francisco and batted .255 as the starting first baseman. After the 1981 season he was sent to the Detroit Tigers for Champ Summers and cash.

  • Cabell was a utility player for the Tigers in 1982 (.261 in 125 games) and 1983 (.311 in 120 games). Enos became a free agent after the 1983 season and signed with the Astros.

  • Enos batted .310 as the starting 1B for the Astros in 1984. He started the 1985 season with the Astros (.245 in 60 games) and was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Rafael Montalvo and German Rivera on July 10. Enos batted .292 in 57 games for the Dodgers in 1985 and batted .077 (1 for 13) in the 1985 NLCS.

  • Liked to face: Bert Blyleven (.550 in 20 AB); John D'Acquisto (.522 in 23 AB); Tom Underwood (.480 in 25 AB)
  • Hated to face: David Palmer (.056 in 18 AB); Charlie Hough (.103 in 39 AB); Gary Lavelle (.133 in 30 AB)

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