I remember Sabo for his hot start in 1988 when he was at about .322 at the AS break and looked like he would hit 50 doubles. He was a doubles machine.
He got off to hot starts in 1989 and 1990 as well....but got injured (like everyone else that year) in 1989 and played less than 80 games...and then slumped badly again in 1990 in the 2nd half. He was just too pull conscious.
In 1991...he had a very good year. Hits over .300 and came close to 30 homers. 1992...he hurt his ankle badly against LA at home..very early in the year. He hit like Juan Castro the rest of the year.
1993...he was okay...but Davey Johnson said he seemed to lose some bat speed and he just broke down after that. Complained in 1994 after being moved aside for Leo Gomez i think.....at 3B in Baltimore. Just went downhill fast.
Based on the criteria everyone speaks of in regards to Reds HOF....I guess i understand why he was picked. I loved those goggles.