Enos Cabell

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Enos Cabell
Enos Cabell at SABR Convention 2014.jpg
Cabell in 2014
Third baseman / First baseman
Born: (1949-10-08) October 8, 1949 (age 67)
Fort Riley, Kansas
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 17, 1972, for the Baltimore Orioles
Last MLB appearance
September 29, 1986, for the Los Angeles Dodgers
MLB statistics
Batting average .277
Home runs 60
Runs batted in 596

Enos Milton Cabell, Jr., (pronounced "ca-BELL"), (born October 8, 1949) is a former third baseman and first baseman in Major League Baseball. He played professionally for the Baltimore Orioles, the Houston Astros, the San Francisco Giants, the Detroit Tigers, and the Los Angeles Dodgers.


Cabell was born in Fort Riley, Kansas to Enos Cabell Sr. and Naomi Cabell. He graduated from Gardena High School in Gardena, California.[1] He played college baseball at Los Angeles Harbor College.[2]

Cabell was signed by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1968.[3] Cabell was traded from Baltimore to Houston on December 3, 1974, for first baseman Lee May. The Baseball Writers' Association of America named Cabell the Houston Astros Most Valuable Player in 1978.[4] On December 8, 1980, Cabell was then traded to San Francisco for pitcher Bob Knepper and outfielder Chris Bourjos.

On February 28, 1986, Cabell and six others were suspended for the entire season for admitting during the Pittsburgh drug trials that they were involved in cocaine abuse. The suspensions for all seven were avoided after agreeing to large anti-drug donations and community service.[5]

He played MLB for fifteen seasons. In 1993, Cabell was inducted into the Houston Astros Hall of Fame.[4] Currently, he serves as a special assistant to Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow.[6]

Trademark lawsuit[edit]

In December 2008, Tennessee Titans quarterback Vince Young filed suit against Cabell and two others for applying for a trademark to use Young's initials and "Invinceable" nickname to sell products without Young's permission in 2006. The suit claims that their use of Young's name has damaged endorsement deals for Young; he is asking the court to give him the exclusive rights to use the initials and nickname. Cabell denies any wrongdoing.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Cabell is a cousin of center fielder Ken Landreaux.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Enos Cabel Stats". Baseball Almanac. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  2. ^ "MLB Player Enos Cabell". SportsPool.com. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Enos Cabel Stats". Baseball-Reference.Com. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b "Enos M. Cabell, Jr.". Black Baseball Players. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Mysterious Enos Cabell". The Daily Fungo. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Young GMs, senior advisors find pairings beneficial". MLB.com. Retrieved March 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Vince Young Suing Enos Cabell, Two Others". Sports Illustrated. December 19, 2008. 

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