Doug Drabek to be inducted into SWC HOF

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.


I had no idea he had won the Cy Young, congrats to him on the SWC nod.

Met him before and seen his Cy Young award on his wall which was cool to see. Though seeing 5 on the wall at Roger Clemens house was just surreal.

I am friends with his nephew here in Portland. His nephew hates baseball and writes storylines for the WWE. Yes, Pro wrestling.

Victoria Advocate article on Drabek:

Southwest Conference Hall of Fame next stop for St. Joseph graduate

Drabek set a school record of 27 wins during his three seasons at Houston. He pitched 288 innings, had six shutouts and threw a no-hitter. His No. 16 currently hangs on the right-field wall at Cougar Field.

Drabek gives much of the credit for his college and professional success to former Houston coach Rayner Noble.

“The things he taught, now I can see where they came into play,” Drabek said. “He influenced some of it by some of his theories and things he believed in.”

SWC Hall of Famer Doug Drabek hopes Jeff Bagwell gets to Cooperstown