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Drabowsky, Moe

Myron Walter Drabowsky

As a three year-old, Moe fled Poland with his Jewish mother in 1938, escaping the blitz. A colorful relief pitcher with a number of teams in the fifties and sixties, he also pitched two one-hitters as a starter. Over the course of his distinguished 17-year career, he pitched for the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Braves, Kansas City Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, St. Louis Cardinals, and Chicago White Sox. He had the dubious distinction of yielding Stan Musial's 3000th hit, and was the losing pitcher when Early Wynn won his 300th game.

Birth and Death Dates:
July 21, 1935

Career Highlights:
In 1957, his first full season, he won 13 games, and his 179 strikeouts were the second-most in the National League. In 1966 with the Orioles, he was undefeated at 6-0. His ERA that year was 2.81; in the next three seasons, it was 1.60, 1.91, and 2.94, a truly remarkable streak of fine pitching.

Career Dates:

Pitcher. He worked as both a reliever and a starter.

Physical description:
6'3", 190 lbs. Right-handed.

Career Statistics:
Wins: 88
Losses: 105
Winning pct.: .456

ERA: 3.71

Games: 589
Games Started: 154
Complete Games: 33
Innings Pitched: 1640.2
Hits Allowed: 1441
Bases-on-Balls: 702
Strike Outs: 1162

Shut-outs: 6

Relief Pitching
Wins: 45
Losses: 32
Saves: 55

At-bats: 420
Hits: 68
Home Runs: 3
Batting Average: .162

Fielding Statistics
Put-outs: 100
Assists: 222
Errors: 13
Double Plays: 14

Total Chances per Game: 0.6
Fielding avg: .961

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