Patrick Sean Tabler (born February 2, 1958) is an American former Major League Baseball player…and currently a color analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays on the Canadian sports television network Rogers Sportsnet and formerly with TSN In 1983, Tabler was traded to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Jerry Dybzinski….and became their starting first baseman…..who hit .291 in 124 games that 1st year with the indians. He became quickly known as a line drive hitter….as he continued to have modest success at the plate. His best season was in 1987….when he was selected as an all-star….while hitting .307 with 11 home runs and 86 runs batted in. Along with first base, he was well suited for the designated hitter role….which he inherited from Andre Thornton in 1987. He gained attention for his amazing success in bases-loaded situations….while going 43 for 88 (.489) with 108 RBI….and was even recognized and nicknamed “Mr. Clutch” on his 1986 Donruss baseball card (#129) as well. He played in Cleveland until 1988….when he was traded to the Kansas City Royals for pitcher Bud Black.
In this video herewith, Mel Allen highlights the year that Pat Tabler is having in this T. W. I.B. Notes special….and having the legendary Voice of the Yankees behind the mike as narrator of this video simply makes this clip a “nugget of gold” in our treasure chest of vintage memories here at ImaSportsphile.