The latest #WNSTSweet16 is a laughing matter

March 25, 2014 | Luke Jones

6. Moe Drabowsky

Regarding by many as the biggest prankster in Orioles history, the relief pitcher was infamous for using snakes, firecrackers, and “hot foots” to keep teammates on their toes and laughing throughout his major league career.

Drabowsky once called the Kansas City Athletics bullpen imitating his former manager Alvin Dark and instructed a former teammate to begin loosening up — the pitcher complied — before he called back a few minutes later to tell him to sit down. He was then discovered calling a third time trying to get Lew Krausse to begin throwing again.

The late pitcher even victimized baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn with a hot foot during the 1970 World Series, proving there were no limits for this beloved goofball and hero of Game 1 of the 1966 World Series.


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3 Comments For This Post

  1. Sam Says:

    Great work Luke. Actually was a great list and you didn’t miss a name. IMO.

  2. chris Says:

    GREAT job. I dont think anyone in their right mind would complain about this list. Watching the letterman clips with Art Donovan took me back. Holy Moly he was funny.

    On a side note, what do you think the back lash would be today if a player (just because he was also on the list, we’ll say Terell Suggs) went on a late night talk show and talked about a jewish guy beating him out in college and then making the reference to “those guys are supposed to be lawyers and doctors? It makes me wish we could go back to the 80’s and 90’s when people didnt get bent out of shape about everything.

    (L.J. – Thanks, Chris. I was thinking the same exact thing when I heard that portion of the clip. It was definitely a different era.)

  3. Phil Says:

    Nice job! I still get chills listening to the Decinces homerun call…seems like it was yesterday for a lifelong Oriooo’s fan as Eckman would say.

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