Gabe Kaplan

Networks | ABC, NBC

Hometown | Brooklyn, N.Y.

Height | 5-11

Weight | unlisted

Series | Welcome Back, Kotter (1975-79), Lewis & Clark (1981-82)

Scouting report | Ran track and played baseball in high school. Invited to spring training by the San Francisco Giants. “I was a damned good hitter, but I took my life in my hands trying to catch fly balls.”

Battles | Six  As captain | Six

Signature events | Running relay, with a record five wins, including the showdown with Robert Conrad in Battle I. He was the winning quarterback in the 3-on-3 football game three times, another record.

Greatest Battle | Battle XI, December 1981. Three touchdown passes in the football game and wins in the running relay and tug of war, which lasted a record 12:53, in his final Battle.

Epilogue | Kaplan became a professional poker player. He has earned almost $2 million.

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