One of (5) Polish-born players in Major League history, former pitcher and prankster Moe Drabowsky pitched the first six inning of Baltimore’s remarkable run of 33 straight scoreless innings in the 1966 World Series. This Orioles road jersey was worn by Drabowsky during the championship campaign and subsequently worn by coach Joe Altobelli as he coached in the club’s minor league system. The gray flannel button-down garment features felt identifiers and proper “Spalding” tagging. LOA from Phil Wood. More on our website.
The gray flannel zippered garment features “Baltimore” angled across the chest in orange-on-black felt with a lengthy paraph accenting the script-style city name. In orange-on-black felt block-style numerals, “25” is sewn to the back and left front, while “ALTOBELLI” is arched atop the back number in like fashion. Within the collar, a white felt swatch has an embroidered legend reading “66 25 44.” The vented and tapered left front tail is home to a “Spalding” label, a laundering instructions tag and a “SET 1 1966” flap tag. There are four holes (as tailored) under each arm to facilitate ventilation. Solid wear is evident with perspiration-induced discoloration about the collar. Following the 1966 season, Altobelli was given this jersey and wore it most likely during spring training between 1969 and 1972, when the switch from flannel to knit jerseys took place throughout baseball.