Drabowsky Suns pitching coach

January 09, 1992|By Kent Baker

The ex-Baltimore Oriole flavor continued to intensify among the Class AA Hagerstown Suns yesterday when Moe Drabowsky was named the team's pitching coach for 1992.

Drabowsky will join former teammate Don Buford, the team's new manager, and holdover coach Joe Durham, another one-time Oriole, in the dugout.

"We're happy to have Moe come aboard," said Orioles assistant general manager Doug Melvin. "He offers a lot of the old Oriole blood, and he knows Buford and the people in the organization. And he's been a pitching coach in the majors and upper-level minors, so he can impart a lot of experience and knowledge."

Drabowsky, 56, reached two World Series during his 3 1/2 seasons as an Orioles player and set a Series record for a relief pitcher in 1966 by striking out 11 Los Angeles Dodgers while winning Game 1 of the four-game sweep.

He had a 17-year career in the majors with eight different teams, compiling a record of 88-105, and has spent the past six years as a pitching coach in the Chicago White Sox organization, coaching the Class AAA Vancouver Canadiens in 1991.

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