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Gabriel Stefan (Gabe) Kapler

Born: August 31, 1975; Hollywood, CA  Height: 6'2"  Weight: 208
Bats: Right  Throws: Right  Position: Outfield  #19

Gabe Kapler and me

I get a little uncomfortable in talking about myself, but I take a lot of pride in contributing to our wins, any way, shape, or form I can do that. Also being a guy in the clubhouse that can lead by example and be dedicated, and pick guys up when they need to be picked up. I think players want the respect of their teammates more than anything else. For me, that makes every bit of hard work worth it, when a teammate believes I help.
-- Gabe Kapler  

2004 Statistics

 Season 136 290 51 79 14 33 15 49 .272 .311 .390 
 ALDS  .200 .200 .200 
 ALCS  .333 .333 .333 
 WS  .000 .000 .000 

2004 Season Highlights

•  When Trot Nixon opened the season on the disabled list, Kapler got a lot of playing time in right field. In the Patriot's Day matinee against the Yankees, he singled in the first Red Sox run in the second inning, then knocked in what proved to be the game-winning run in the bottom of the eighth as the team came back from a 4-1 deficit to beat New York 5-4.

•  Gabe hit two homers in three days in Anaheim in July, as the Sox split a four-game series with the Angels.

•  He hit a single, a double, and a homer and had three RBI in Oakland on September 7, leading the Sox to a 7-1 win.

2004 Postseason Highlights

•  Kapler started in right field against the left-handed Jarrod Washburn in Game 1 of the Division Series. He went 1-for-5 with a run scored. In Game 2 he pinch-ran for Nixon in the ninth, and scored a run.

•  Gabe got into two of the ALCS games against the Yankees. In Game 5, he pinch-ran for Trot in the eighth, then got two at-bats as the game went into the fourteenth. In Game 6, he singled in a pinch-hitting appearance.

•  Kapler played in all four games in the Red Sox' World Series sweep. He pinch-hit in Game 1 and Game 3, and served as a late-inning defensive replacement in Games 2 and 4.

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