Thursday, February 11, 2010

Name: Orlando Cabrera                        
Nickname: O-Cab
Position: Shortstop                                      
Bats: Right
Throws: Right                                                  
Number(s): 18

Years Played As an Angel: 2005-2007
Angels’ Stats:  .281 Avg., 502 hits, 108 2Bs, 215 RBIs, 68 SB vs. 9 CS
Career Stats:  .275 Avg., 1818 hits, 410 2Bs, 761 RBIs

How He Was Acquired: Signed as free agent after 2004 season, replacing fan favorite David Eckstein.

Why You Should Know Him: Cabrera, also known as OCab or The OC by fans, had a 63-game on-base streak in 2006, one of the top five streaks of all time. He earned his second career gold glove in 2007. Cabrera was a valuable hitter at the top of Mike Scioscia’s lineup, with excellent bat control and the aforementioned ability to get on base.

He left the Angels via a trade to the Chicago White Sox for pitcher Jon Garland. Surprisingly each player spent just one season with his new team.

Cabrera won a World Series with the Red Sox in 2004 and played in the postseason with the Angels in 2005 and 2007. 

Memorable Moments/Games: Cabrera stole home against the Dodgers on July 2, 2006, the Angels first theft of home in nine seasons. He did it without a throw.

Anecdotes and Quotes: After the Angels defeated the New York Yankees in the ALDS in five games in 2005, Cabrera said “Any time you knock out a team that spends $200 million and you’re the underdog, it feels great.” His words if nothing else show the mentality players have going against the pinstriped Money Machine.

Where is He Now?: Signed as a free agent in 2010 to play for the Cincinnati Reds.

Contributed by Brett Borden - Columnist
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