Next up in our "Random Retro Baseball Player" series, we look at Dick Drago, at the request of our friends at FanIQ...
Years Played: 1969-1981.
Teams Played For: Kansas City Royals(69-73), Boston Red Sox(74-75, 78-80), California Angels(76-77), Baltimore Orioles(77), Seattle Mariners(81).
Positions: Pitcher(519 Games, 189 Games Started).
Career Line: 108-117, 3.62 ERA, 1.311 WHIP, 103 ERA+, 987 K, 58 S, 62 CG, 10 SHO, 1875 IP.
1971- 17-11, 2.98 ERA, 1.231 WHIP, 115 ERA+, 109 K, 15 CG, 4 SHO, 35 G(34 Started), 2.3 IP.
Awards/Leaderboard: 5th In AL Cy Young Voting(1971)
5th In AL In Saves(1975-15)
Fun Facts: In his rookie year, he pitched 200.2 innings, won 11 games, threw 10 complete games, and had an ERA of 3.77.
On July 30, 1971, Drago was credited with a complete game after throwing just 4.1 innings due to the game being called for rain in the 5th inning. He got the loss in a 1-0 contest, as he gave up a solo homer to Hall of Famer Frank Robinson.
At the age of 44 in 1989, Drago pitched in the Senior Professional Baseball Association for the Fort Myers Sun Sox. He had a 10.54 ERA in 8 games pitched.
He gave up Hank Aaron's last home run(#755), which of course was the record number until Barry Bonds surpassed it in 2007.
He had a combined 1.04 ERA and 2 saves in the ALCS and World Series for the Red Sox in 1975.
Royals Review recently ranked Drago the #35 on their "100 Greatest Royals of All-Time".
Dick Drago's Page On Baseball Reference