Thursday, February 19, 2015

#627 Moe Drabowsky

A 17 year veteran who got significantly better in last half of career…Born in Poland four years before the start of the German Invasion... one only five MLB players from Poland…Without minor league experience, became a starter for the Cubs…Initially a starter for Northsiders as effectiveness faded was exiled to bullpen…After two unsuccessful stints in Milwaukee and Cincinnati picked up by the A’s….His time in KC marked a return to inning eater status, albeit win loss record and ERA were not good…A Kansas City fixture, first with the A’s and then with expansion Royals…Pitched better for the upstart Royals....Most fame was garnered in Baltimore when he first became a pure reliever…First season went undefeated at 6-0…more importantly replaced Dave McNally in the 3rd inning of game 1 of the World Series…Moe pitches the rest of the game picking up the win sparking the O’s sweep…Moe was the only reliever used by Baltimore in the Series...Employment in St Louis from 1971-72 was last as a regular aside from a few games with the ChiSox…3 Stooges fans: One of only 5 players with the first name Moe.... By all accounts should be in a prankster hall of fame…


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