Former MLB pitcher Dick Drago dies at 78 years old

Former MLB pitcher Dick Drago passed away at the age of 78, as reported by The Boston Globe.

Drago had a 13-year career in Major League Baseball, playing for teams like the Royals, Red Sox, Angels, Orioles, and Mariners.

His career started with the Kansas City Royals in 1969, and he quickly became one of their key starting pitchers.

In his rookie season, Drago had a solid performance with a 3.77 ERA and 3.67 FIP.

He continued to perform well in 1970, with a 3.75 ERA and 3.65 FIP over 240 innings.

Drago's best year came in 1971 when he achieved a 2.98 ERA, 2.99 FIP, and played a significant role in the Royals' first winning season.

In 1974, he joined the Boston Red Sox, contributing to their memorable 1975 World Series run, particularly in the playoffs.

Drago also had stints with the Angels and Orioles before returning to the Red Sox in 1978, excelling as a reliever.

He retired from professional baseball in 1981 after a brief period with the Seattle Mariners.

Over his career, Drago made 519 appearances, had 987 strikeouts, and earned 108 wins, leaving a lasting impact on the sport.

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