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We remember Moe Drabowski (1935-2006)

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Myron Walter Drabowsky was born on this day in 1935 in Ozanna, Poland.    His family came to the US and Moe started playing baseball.       Moe broke with the Cubs in 1957 and won 13 games in 1958.    

In 1966, Moe was traded to Baltimore and was a part of the team that won the World Series.     Moe played with the 1970 Orioles, too.

The underdog Orioles got off to a great start in the top of the first inning of the 1966 World Series.

Eventual MVP and Triple Crown winner Frank Robinson hit a 2-run HR and Brooks Robinson followed it with a solo shot.    It was suddenly 3-0 Baltimore vs Los Angeles Dodgers!

Dave McNally could not get out of the 3rd inning but Moe Drabowski pitched 6-plus innings of relief to preserve the win.    It was one of the great long relief performances ever in the post season.   How often does a guy go 6-plus in relief anymore?

Final score: Orioles 5, Dodgers 2.    The Dodgers did not score again in the series.


Written by scantojr

July 21, 2017 at 11:00 am

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