Gabrielson got a $75,000 bonus to sign with the Braves in 1960. He had fair power
but never won an everyday job. He played the most in 1965, when he hit a career-high
.293 for the Cubs and Giants. He was a below-average outfielder. Used often as a
pinch hitter, his best season in that role was 1969 (13-for-36) for the Dodgers.
He is the son of Len Gabrielson, who played first base in five games for the 1939
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»June 23, 1964:
In the nitecap of 2, Len Gabrielson's 6th inning single is the only hit the Cubs manage off Phils' Ray Culp, who wins 9–0.