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'The Prince of Pranks,' Orioles pitcher Moe Drabowsky had 'hundreds' of victims

'The Prince of Pranks,' Orioles pitcher Moe Drabowsky had 'hundreds' of victims

Call them flakes, misfits or screwballs. They are athletes whose offbeat antics mystify teammates and fascinate fans and, over three centuries, Baltimore has been blessed with its share. The Baltimore Sun is counting down The Daffy Dozen, the 12 most memorable characters in the city’s sports lore. Today’s oddball, No. 1, is Orioles pitcher Moe Drabowsky, who played for the team from 1966-1968 and in 1970. Who called a Hong Kong carry-out from the Orioles bullpen? Must have been Moe. Who put sneezing powder in the air ducts of the visitors clubhouse, a garter snake in Luis Aparicio's britches and a lit match under baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn's shoe? Moe, Moe, Moe....

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