The Moe Drabowsky Game
So what did ol’ Moe do this day anyway? Dave McNally got roughed up in the start for Baltimore and Drabowsky was called upon by skipper Hank Bauer to come in during the third inning. After McNally walked the last three guys he faced Moe came in throwing darts. With the basses loaded the first batter he faced, Wes Parker, went down on strikes. Moe then walked one and got the next guy to pop out, escaping the inning allowing just one Dodger run.
Here is where it gets really fun. In the bottom of the fourth all three Dodgers batters struck out against Drabowsky. The bottom of the fifth would be a mirror image of the fourth as Moe Drabowsky would strikeout 6 Dodgers in a row.
He would end up completing the game and throwing 6 2/3 shutout innings with 11 Ks, 2 BBs and one hit allowed (a single to Willie Davis). Baltimore won game one 5-2 in the highest scoring game of the ’66 World Series.
Jim Palmer and Wally Bunker threw shutouts in the next two games while Dave McNally would come back in game 4 for the Orioles third shutout of the series. That’s right, LA scored just two runs in four WS games.
Posted on April 7, 2013, in 1960's stars, pitching rants and tagged Baltimore Orioles, Dave McNally, Hank Bauer, Moe Drabowsky, Wally Bunker, Walter Alston, World Series. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.