Monday, January 27, 2014

The Year Of Dicks, Day 27!

As will happen from time to time, I've been a bit pre-occupied, but I've been working behind the scenes to make sure you see a lot of Dicks this year, too! With that said, in the immortal word of Rocky Balboa...

Dick Drago made the rounds of the American League in his 13 seasons, pitching for KC, Boston (twice), California, Baltimore and Seattle. He had a great rookie season for the expansion Royals, was a dependable innings-eater with a ton of complete games through 1974 (including a rain-shortened one in '71 where he only faced 13 batters), then he switched over to mostly pitching in relief. He gave up home run #755 to Hank Aaron, finished up his MLB career in '81 with the Mariners, but came back with the Ft. Myers Sun Sox in the Senior League in '89. Here's an interview with the man that I found on his B-R Bullpen page. Dick's still with us (even has a LinkedIn page!), and is apparently active in youth baseball. A tip of the cap to you, Dick Drago!

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