Relief wins Game 1 of the Fall Classic

Myron Walter Drabowsky was as a baseball pitcher. He is best-remembered for throwing 6+2⁄3 scoreless innings of relief to win Game 1 of the 1966 World Series between the Baltimore Orioles and the Los Angeles Dodgers. He batted and threw right.  He played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Braves, Cincinnati Reds, Kansas City Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, Kansas City Royals, St. Louis Cardinals, and Chicago White Sox.

Immigrant Success

Drabowsky was born in Ozanna, a small village in southeastern Poland to a Jewish family. They left before Hitler invaded in 1939 when he was four — good timing you have to admit.  Moe was a known practical joker. One that also made people laugh was his coming to the dugout with a Sporting News in one hand and and the Wall Street Journal in another.

He died in Little Rock, Arkansas of multiple myeloma, something my godfather, also a relief pitcher, for the New York Yankees farm team, albeit for a short time, died from. I found that coincidence interesting; both also outlived their original projections, which should give everyone some hope.

Why this chart works

Moe’s part of fortune is 25 Gemini 59 showing he always was working two jobs because in the old days coaches, and relief pitchers were paid poorly. He had a lot of dual jobs : Wall Street runner, telephone and envelope salesman. His Saturn at 09 Pisces 30 is in the fifth, showing his daughters opposite his Neptune and Venus in the eleventh, their mother, his wife, who was also a fan of the game and knew his stats. They met while was an airline stewardess (house naturally Aquarius) on a flight to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania — his parents lived there. Elizabeth Johns & Moe were married on June 27, 1958,.

Finally his Jupiter in the first, on the cusp of the second, is opposite Uranus showing that despite his great ability he was erratic on the field, nonetheless this brought him a modicum of fame and fortune. 1 He signed with the Chicago Cubs for $75G out of college which is equivalent to about 758G today., In era of low salaries, this start was good. [/mfn}

What do the Jones Lines say?

  • Vitality – absent. Here again we see that his desire to be successful in life just “happened.” In high school he threw a no-hitter and then again at Trinity College in Hartford, he pitched another no hitter.
  • Efficiency – semisquare. In college his pitching and grades fell as he took up the frat-house party life. This seemed to be his modus operandi — he was episodic. He could pitch great games only to fall because of either lax workouts or too much partying — sometimes both.
  • Motivation – absent. He did not seem to be goal-driven.
  • Social Significance – absent. He was not interested in the long term, and so in the annals of baseball, he belongs to the trivia buff, but from Moe’s point of view, he was happy, had a good life, pitched some good ball and made some fans. What more can anyone ask?


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