Boston Red Sox
- Moorpark College Athletic Hall of Fame inductee (2008)
- Career-high 18 home runs in just over 400 at-bats, ranking him 3rd in AL rookies
- Managed the Boston Red Sox Single-A affiliate team, the Greenville Drive, for one season (2007)
- Owns Texas Rangers all-time hitting streak record of 28 games
- Co-founded the Gabe Kapler Foundation with his wife, Lisa
Gabe Kapler began his MLB career in 1998 with the Detroit Tigers. During his rookie season, he wound up hitting a career-high 18 home runs in just over 400 at-bats, third among American League rookies. His 10 home runs in his first 64 games was the fastest by a Tiger rookie since 1954, and was not surpassed until 2008. In 2000, Gabe joined the Texas Rangers where he played for two seasons, making just one error in 344 total chances for a .997 fielding percentage, second-best in the AL. The California native played one year for the Colorado Rockies before joining the Boston Red Sox in 2003. With the Sox, Gabe played a career-high 136 games in 2004, hitting 6 home runs and driving in 33 runs in 290 at-bats. He batted .272 and led the team with 6 outfield assists. In Game 4 of the World Series, he had been a pinch runner, but manager Terry Francona left him in the game to play right field in the ninth inning, making him one of the nine players who were on the field when the Red Sox won their first title in 86 years. After playing in Japan for a year in 2005, Gabe returned to Boston where he played for one season as well as served as a manager of the team’s Single-A affiliate, the Greenville Drive. Gabe returned to the field as a player in 2008, playing for the Milwaukee Brewers and Tampa Bay Devil Rays before announcing his retirement in 2010. Prior to going pro, Gabe played college baseball at Moorpark College in California. He was inducted into the Moorpark College Athletic Hall of Fame in 2008. Outside of baseball, Gabe works to give back to the community. He and his wife, Lisa, co-founded the Gabe Kapler Foundation, which is dedicated to educating the public about domestic violence and helping women escape abusive relationships.
Lunch or Dinner$400Gabe will join you and your small group of up to 10 people at lunch or dinner. You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about. Gabe will share stories from his career. Note: for larger parties, please see appearance fee below.
Fantasy Draft$400Surprise your baseball buddies by inviting Gabe to a live fantasy draft!
Pick-Up Game$400Make your next pick-up game unforgettable by inviting Gabe to join.
Attend a Game$750Have an extra seat at the game? Gabe will join you and your guests and share insight on the game. Discuss Gabe's career with the Red Sox and his trajectory in becoming a World Series champion.
Celebrations$750Invite Gabe to join you and your guests at your birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, or anniversary party! He'll be sure to be entertaining company.
Appearance$750Hire Gabe to make a guest appearance at your next event! Gabe’s appearance will be the perfect way to promote your store opening, bank, gym, car dealership, etc.
Hear Their Story$750Gabe will share his story with up to 20 people. Your small group of friends, students, coworkers, or event attendees will be inspired by Gabe’s path to success.
Corporate Outing$1,250Hire Gabe to participate in your next corporate event. Whether it be a golf outing, charity gala, retreat or fishing trip, you can get Gabe to join your group.
Speaking Engagement$2,500 - $5,000Looking for a dynamic speaker for your next big event? Gabe will speak at your gathering and inspire your group with stories from his MLB career.
Coaching$400To be the best you need to learn from the best. Hiring Gabe as a coach will give you access to a World Series champion. Gabe will coach a group of 1-6 people drills that helped him become a pro athlete.
Camp Coaching$1,250Gabe will make a guest appearance as a coach at your camp for a full day, giving the players a glimpse of what it takes to be a professional baseball player. What better way to keep motivation levels high than to have a pro running drills for the day.
Tell us what you're looking for and we will try and make it happen!Request your own experience such as a paid appearance, store or restaurant opening, an autograph show, etc.
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Sport Baseball League MLB Team
- Detroit Tigers (1998–1999)
- Texas Rangers (2000–2002)
- Colorado Rockies (2002–2003)
- Boston Red Sox (2003–2004, 2005–2006)
- Yomiuri Giants (2005) (NPB)
- Milwaukee Brewers (2008)
- Tampa Bay Rays (2009–2010)
Position Outfielder College Moorpark College