Southwest Conference Hall of Fame Announces 2016 Inductees
Houston – Doug Drabek
Drabek was born in Victoria, Texas. He attended St. Joseph High School in Victoria, where he played football and baseball. Drabek was drafted by the Cleveland Indians in the 4th round of the June 1980 MLB Draft, but did not sign. He then attended theUniversity of Houston and played three seasons for the Cougars baseball team. As a Cougar from 1981-83, Drabek holds the record for Cougar wins in a career with 27 and is also second on the all-time record list for wins in a season with 12 in 1983 and holds the second-best winning percentage in a season with .800 (12-3), also in 1983. Drabek also threw the third no-hitter in UH history in the midst of that memorable season.In his three-year career with the Cougars, Drabek posted six shutouts and compiled 268 innings of work. Drabek was honored in November 1996 when the Cougar baseball program retired his jersey. The number 16 he wore while at UH currently resides on the wall in right field at Cougar Field. Following his Junior year, Drabek was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 11th round of the June 1983 MLB Draft and signed on June 11. In the 1990 season for the Pittsburgh Pirates, Drabek led the National League in wins en route to earning the NL Cy Young Award. He was also selected as an All-Star in 1994 while with the Houston Astros.