b. July 25, 1962, Victoria, TX
Drabek spent time in the minor leagues with four different organizations before joining the New York Yankees during the 1986 season. The following year, the Yankees traded him to the Pittsburgh Pirates.
He won the National League's Cy Young Award in 1990, when he led the league in victories with a 22-6 record and had a 2.76 ERA. Drabek won 15 games each of the next two years, and the Pirates won three consecutive Eastern Division titles.
Drabek wasn't so successful in post-season play, although he pitched well. In the 1990 league championship series, he had a 1.65 ERA and in 1991 he allowed only 1 earned run in 15 innings, yet he had only a 1-1 record each year. He set a record by losing 3 games, all starts, in the 1992 LCS.
Drabek went to the Houston Astros as a free agent in 1993 and won only 9 games while losing 18. He had a 12-6 record in 1994, but was limited to 23 games by arm problems. Drabek retired after two more seasons with Houston, during which he had a combined 17-18 mark.