Lincoln A. Gumbs, Jr.
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1", Weight 175 lb.
- School Eastern Illinois University
Infielder Lincoln Gumbs was a 27th-round pick of the Houston Astros in the 1990 draft, one round after they took Jim Dougherty and 3 rounds before Chris Singleton. He played just 15 games in the short-season NY-Penn League that summer. He was 6 for 33 with 5 walks and 11 strikeouts, while stealing one base in three tries for the Auburn Astros. He fielded only .810 in a utility role. He never played again in Organized Baseball. Yet Gumbs obviously loved the game. Seven years later, in 1997, he appeared in 32 games in the independent Texas-Louisiana League, hitting .250. Then, half a decade further on, he resurfaced with another indie circuit, the Southeastern League, batting .226 for the Ozark Patriots and tossing one shutout inning.