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RIP Moe Drabowsky?

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Moderator1, Jun 11, 2006.

  1. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    A note on Nationals.com mentions his death, I don't see it on any of the sites. Apparently, a real character. Some good stories about him in Ball Four.
    I knew he had cancer.
  2. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Pitched the game of his life for the Orioles in the '66 WS sweep of the Dodgers.

    Later worked as a pitching coach, no small accomplishment for a guy who had a reputation for being a clown. I remember Doug Rader had managerial aspirations and shut down all the stories about his crazy days in the last years of his playing career. He felt the tight ass front office types wouldn't give him a shot at coaching or managing if he were tied to all the stories. Rader wouldn't talk about them any more and got pissed when guys like Norm Miller would willingly give them up.

    I remember Jeff Torborg saying that Moe was in tough shape, so I suspect the news is sadly true.
  3. markvid

    markvid Guest

  4. shotglass

    shotglass Guest

    Man always seemed like a great goofball, and still a classy guy.

  5. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    The King of the Hot Foot, as I recall some of the tales.
  6. CentralIllinoisan

    CentralIllinoisan Active Member

    I thought this meant Hank Azaria died.


    Oh, that's Moe Sczlak. My bad.
  7. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Moe made his MLB debut in the first MLB game I ever saw, live.
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

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