Saturday, May 21, 2011
Player Profile: Paul Abbott
I have five Paul Abbott cards. This one is from 1992 Fleer. I originally wrote about this card and others whose photos were taken at the same game here.
Playing Career: Paul Abbott pitched eleven seasons for the Twins, Indians, Mariners, Royals, Devil Rays and Phillies. For the excellent Mariner teams of 1999-2001 he went 32-13. Before and after he was just 11-24.
Personal memory: I remember him pitching against the Yankees in the 2001 ALCS and being very surprised that he was 17-4, as he wasn't ever thought of as an elite pitcher. That won-loss record probably had more to do with his team, than his pitching.
Where he is now: Pitching coach for the Red Sox Class A team, the Lowell Spinners. Also a Professional Consultant for sports agency BKK Sports.
Google Autocomplete Results: He is the first result when you type in Paul Ab, ahead of Paul Abdul, a real estate agent in Houston (or a misspelling of singer Paula Abdul). The first entry for Paul Abbott in Google is actually not the ballplayer but an English television writer.
Coming up next: Tomorrow's profile will be Reggie Abercrombie.