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Sunday, March 17, 2019

Abdiel Cumberbatch did his part over five pro seasons

Abdiel Cumberbatch 1990 Gulf Coast League Yankees cardThe San Bernardino Spirit scored big in this April 1994 game and Abdiel Cumberbatch did his part, according to The San Bernardino County Sun.

With two runs already in and two men on, Cumberbatch made it 4-0 on a triple. He then came around to score on a home run, The Sun wrote.

Cumberbatch hit that triple in his fifth season as a pro. But he only had a few games left. By May, his minor league career had ended. He never made AA.

Cumberbatch's career began in 1990, signed by the Yankees out of his native Panama.

Assigned to the rookie Gulf Coast League, Cumberbatch played his first season with a fellow Panamanian, future Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera.

He hit .197 in 45 games in the GCL in 1990. He returned there for 1991 and hit .288 over 59 games. He stole 45 bases.

Cumberbatch played 1992 largely at Greensboro. He hit .252 in 54 games. He also saw eight games at short-season Oneonta. He lost some time in June to chicken pox.

He played another 45 games at Oneonta in 1993, where he hit .289. He then started 1994 at high-A San Bernardino. He hit .188 in 28 games before he retired, citing family matters.
1990 Minor League Tally
Players/Coaches Featured:3,082
Made the Majors:1,129-36.6%
Never Made Majors:1,953-63.4%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors: 468
10+ Seasons in the Minors:281

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen these cards before. I really like the design.