Crabbe joined the Silver Bullets with nine years of professional baseball experience as a player and as a coach. In 1984, he signed with the Chicago Cubs. Crabbe spent six years in their farm system, advancing to their AAA team in Des Moines, Iowa. He signed a free agent contract to play for the Atlanta Braves and spent the 1990 and 1991 seasons with their AAA team in Richmond, Virginia. Crabbe signed his final player contract with the Toronto Blue Jays and played for their AAA team located in Syracuse, New York.
In 1994 he was employed by MLB's Office to the Commissioner as the field manager of the single A club Butte, Montana.
Crabbe earned a B.S. from the University of Florida, where he was a member of the two time SEC champions, received All-American honors, and was elected team captain.
Crabbe and his wife, Jenny, reside in Ashburn, Virginia.