October 31, 1968 |
|Batted: Left||Threw: Right|
|May 18, 1991 for the Cleveland Indians|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 7, 2001 for the Cleveland Indians|
|Runs batted in||419|
|Career highlights and awards|
Taubensee played for three different ballclubs during his career: the Cleveland Indians (1991, 2001), Houston Astros (1992-1994), and Cincinnati Reds (1994-2000). He made his major league debut on May 18, 1991, and played his final game on October 7, 2001. He is known primarily for being the player received by the Astros from the Indians in exchange for outfielder Kenny Lofton, a trade that many consider to be one of the most lopsided moves made in the 1990s, as Lofton went on to have an excellent, possibly Hall of Fame-caliber career, while Taubensee played less than three full seasons with the Astros and posted wholly uninspiring numbers. Taubensee's best season came in 1999 as a member of Cincinnati Reds, when he surprisingly became one of club's best hitters for a team which was a surprise contender and nearly made the playoffs (ultimately losing a one-game playoff game to the New York Mets).
Taubensee is known in Houston as "The Model" because of the way he strutted his stuff on the runway when the Astros unveiled their new uniforms in 1994.
- "Eddie Taubensee Stats - ESPN". Espn.go.com. Retrieved 2012-06-30.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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