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Pat Tabler
First baseman/Outfielder
Born: February 2, 1958 (1958-02-02) (age 51)
Hamilton, Ohio
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
August 21, 1981 for the Chicago Cubs
Last MLB appearance
October 4, 1992 for the Toronto Blue Jays
Career statistics
Batting average     .282
Hits     1,101
RBI     512
Career highlights and awards

Patrick Sean "Pat" Tabler (born February 2, 1958 in Hamilton, Ohio) is an American former Major League Baseball player and current color analyst for Toronto Blue Jays broadcasts on the Canadian sports television networks TSN and Rogers Sportsnet.

Born in Hamilton, Ohio, Tabler graduated from Archbishop McNicholas High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. Tabler was a first round draft pick (number 16 overall) in 1976, and entered the New York Yankees organization as an outfielder. He began his MLB career in 1981 with the Chicago Cubs.

In 1983, he joined the Cleveland Indians, playing there until 1988, when he was traded to the Kansas City Royals. He remained with the Kansas City club until the 1990 season, when he was traded to the New York Mets. Tabler wound up his career with the Toronto Blue Jays (1991-1992), winning a World Series championship with the club in his final year as a player. In his career, Tabler was also known for his uncanny ability to hit with the bases loaded, batting just under .500 in such situations (43 for 88).

Twice in his career Tabler had 6 runs batted in in one game, on September 25, 1983 and June 8, 1985, both versus the Seattle Mariners.

After his retirement, Tabler joined the staff of TSN as a studio analyst for the Blue Jays. After the network's color man, former Jays catcher Buck Martinez, was named the team's manager in 2001, Tabler replaced him in the broadcast booth alongside play-by-play announcer Dan Shulman. He continued as the TSN color analyst after Rod Black replaced Shulman when he took a job with ESPN. In 2005, Tabler began doing occasional color analysis for Blue Jays games on TSN's main rival, Rogers Sportsnet, alongside play-by-play man Jamie Campbell (sportscaster) and Sam Cosentino. He remains as the chief color analyst for Jays broadcasts on TSN, however. He has also mentioned on a few occasions that he is a fan of band Jethro Tull. It was rumored that a residential quad was named after him on the Stony Brook University campus, however, the quad was built and named in the late 1960's, long before his MLB career began.

Nicknamed 'Mr. Clutch' and 'Tabby Cat'.

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