Myron Walter Drabowsky
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 2", Weight 200 lb.
- School Trinity College
- High School Loomis Chaffee High School
- Debut August 7, 1956
- Final Game September 19, 1972
- Born July 21, 1935 in Ozanna, Poland
- Died June 10, 2006 in Little Rock, AR USA
Drabowsky's greatest moment came in the 1966 World Series. Pitching for the Baltimore Orioles, he struck out eleven batters in relief to win Game 1. The 11 strikeouts remains a World Series record for a relief pitcher, and included six consecutive whiffs, which tied a World Series record.
Off the field, Drabowsky earned a reputation as a practical joker and clubhouse prankster.
After his playing career ended, he was a coach with the Chicago White Sox in 1986 and with the Chicago Cubs in 1994. He was a minor league pitching instructor for the White Sox and the Baltimore Orioles for over a decade, until a few weeks before his death, living in Sarasota, FL. He also served briefly as the interim manager of the Vancouver Canadians of the Pacific Coast League in June 1991. As the team's pitching coach, he replaced manager Marv Foley on June 15th and his team lost all three games under his direction. He ceded the reins to base coach Doug Mansolino on June 17th, who ceded them in turn to Rick Renick on June 22nd. The Canadians finished last during that difficult season. He had another brief stint as an interim manager for the Bowie Baysox in 1996.
Year-By-Year Minor League Managerial Record
|Year||Team||League||Record||Finish||Organization||Playoffs||Notes: 'Interim' manager both years.|
|1991||Vancouver Canadians||Pacific Coast League||0-3||--||Chicago White Sox|| replaced Marv Foley (24-39) on June 15 /|
replaced by Doug Mansolino on June 17
|1996||Bowie Baysox||Eastern League||0-1||--||Baltimore Orioles|| replaced Bob Miscik (4-4) on April 15 /|
replaced by Tim Blackwell on April 16
- Moe Drabowsky (as told to George Vass): "The Game I'll Never Forget", Baseball Digest, June 1975, pp. 68-71.