Paul Abbott

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Paul David Abbott

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Biographical Information[edit]

Paul Abbott was called up to the Minnesota Twins in 1990 despite going 5-14, 4.56 in AAA. It was no surprise then when he started out 0-5 in the bigs for the last-place Twins. He was on the AAA shuttle for several years before coming out of nowhere to win 17 games (17-4, 4.25, 28 games) for the 116-win Seattle Mariners squad of 2001. He returned to obscurity almost immediately, finishing his career in a split-season affair with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Philadelphia Phillies in 2004. Abbott primarily wore number 37 in his career.

Following his playing days, Abbott skippered the Orange County Flyers of the Golden Baseball League in 2010. He became pitching coach of the Lowell Spinners from 2011-2012, the Greenville Drive from 2013-2014, the Salem Red Sox from 2015-2017, Portland Sea Dogs from 2018-2019, and Pawucket Red Sox in 2020. His son, Lance, pitched at Fullerton College from 2006-2007 before transferring to Sacramento State and pitched one year in the minors. His other son, Trent, was drafted by the Oakland Athletics in 2007.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • 15 Wins Seasons: 1 (2001)
  • Won a World Series with the Minnesota Twins in 1991 (he did not play in the World Series)

Year-By-Year Managerial Record[edit]

Year Team League Record Finish Organization Playoffs
2010 Orange County Flyers Golden Baseball League 51-35 4th Independent Leagues Lost in 1st round

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