Here’s a card that’s always interested me because of an unanswered question, the 1978 Dick Drago card, and “is this an airbrush job or an older photo?”:
I understand it can easily be a photo from his first tour with the Bosox between 1974 and 1975, and it does seem to fit.
However I stare at that cap and I’d swear it looks airbrushed to me.
What do you all think?
Drago split the 1977 season with the California Angels and Baltimore
Orioles, posting a 6-4 record with a 3.41 earned run average over 49
games, all out of the ‘pen.
He’s put together a nice 13-year career between 1969 and 1981, finishing
up with a 108-117 record, along with a 3.62 ERA over 519 games, 189 of
His best year was easily his 1971 season with the Kansas City Royals
when he went 17-11 with a 2.98 ERA and four shutouts over 34 starts and
241.1 innings pitched.
That effort even got him a fifth place finish in the American League Cy
Young race as he led the Royals staff to a second place finish in only
their third season in the league with a 85-76 record.