May 25, 1916|
Buffalo, New York
|Died: April 22, 1972(aged 55)|
|August 13, 1944, for the Boston Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|August 5, 1945, for the Boston Braves|
|Runs batted in||29|
Drews is one of many ballplayers who only appeared in the major leagues during World War II. He made his major league debut on August 13, 1944 in a road doubleheader against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Forbes Field. His last game for Boston was on August 5, 1945.
He was a typical example of what Mike González termed "good field, no hit." Career totals include 95 games played, a .205 batting average (59-for-288), 29 runs batted in, and 27 runs scored. 41 walks and 1 hit by pitch, however, did push his on-base percentage up to .306. On defense, he had a .967 fielding percentage, which was just above the league average for his era.
Drews died in his hometown of Buffalo, New York at the age of 55.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
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