Dick Drago Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles
First Game: April 11, 1969 ; Final Game: September 30, 1981
This article was written by Tom Harkins and is presented in part, courtesy of the Society for American Baseball Research
Some time during the 1975 season, pitcher Dick Drago stopped in a convenience store and was recognized by the counter clerk as a member of the Boston Red Sox. Not being familiar with Drago out of uniform the clerk asked the pitcher his name. Dick answered, "I'm Drago." To which the clerk responded, "Oh yeah, Drago Segui." 
That Dick Drago was mistaken for the older, Cuban-born, fellow reliever Diego Segui shows that Drago, while in Boston, played in the shadows of his more highly visible and more widely publicized teammates. Although never receiving the acclaim given to others, it is clear that he was a key player on his Red Sox teams; never was he more important than during the glory season of 1975.
Richard Anthony Drago was born in Toledo, Ohio on Monday, June 25, 1945. Of Italian-German descent, he had a typical middle-class upbringing in the medium-sized industrial city of his birth. Of course he played local youth baseball, culminating in being named a Connie Mack all-star. At Woodward H.S., Dick lettered in basketball and bowling as well as baseball. It was in baseball, however, that he truly excelled; his varsity record was 18-3, which included two no-hitters as a senior. Although he did receive some attention from scouts, Drago decided to accept a baseball scholarship to the University of Detroit. Although more known as a basketball or football school (the university dropped football in Drago's freshman year) it had recently produced a prominent baseball pitcher for the White Sox: Dave DeBusschere. Better known as a pro basketball player, DeBusschere was an eight-time All-Star in the NBA.
DICK DRAGO The MLB right-hander who played for the Kansas City Royals and the Boston Red Sox signed this baseball card Trading Card Signed: “Dick Drago”. 2½x3½. Biography and statistics on verso. Facsimile signature in black. Dick Drago (b. read more...
Sale Price $81.00
BOSTON RED SOX - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL CIRCA 1975 CO-SIGNED BY: CARLTON "PUDGE" FISK, DWIGHT "DEWEY" EVANS, FRED LYNN, BERNIE CARBO, DENNY DOYLE, STEVE DILLARD, JOHNNY PESKY, JIM RICE, REGGIE CLEVELAND, DICK DRAGO, CARL "YAZ" YASTRZEMSKI, BILL "SPACEMAN" LEE, BOB MONTGOMERY, RICK WISE, DIEGO SEGUI, LUIS TIANT JR., JIM WILLOUGHBY, BUTCH HOBSON - HFSID 275293BOSTON RED SOX (1975) Nineteen members of one of Boston's greatest teams. Baseball signed: "Fred Lynn", "Jim Willoughby", "Johnny Pesky", "Carlton Fisk", "Carl Yastrzemski", "Luis Tiant", "Diego read more...
Sale Price $1,020.00
BOSTON RED SOX - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: WES STOCK, BERNIE CARBO, BERT CAMPANERIS, DENNY DOYLE, TONY KUBEK, JOHNNY PESKY, JUAN BENIQUEZ, GLENN ABBOTT, DICK DRAGO, THE OAKLAND ATHLETICS, DICK POLE, DOUG GRIFFIN, DARRELL JOHNSON, PAUL LINDBLAD, DON BRYANT, JIM BURTON - HFSID 299480BOSTON RED SOX, OAKLAND A's Photo of the teams lined up for the national anthem, probably taken during the American League Championship Series in 1975. Signed by members of both teams, and by game announcers. read more...
Sale Price $510.00
CARLTON "PUDGE" FISK - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: DWIGHT "DEWEY" EVANS, FRED LYNN, DICK McAULIFFE, TIM BLACKWELL, RICK "ROOSTER" BURLESON, BERNIE CARBO, RICK MILLER, STEVE DILLARD, JIM RICE, RICO PETROCELLI, REGGIE CLEVELAND, DICK DRAGO, BILL "SPACEMAN" LEE, BOB MONTGOMERY, RICK WISE, DIEGO SEGUI, LUIS TIANT JR., BUTCH HOBSON, ROGER MORET - HFSID 291894Classic, limited edition 15½x20 image from Game Six of the 1975 World Series: Carlton Fisk, standing at home plate, willing his game-winning homer into fair territory. Also signed by 19 of his Red Sox teammates. Most have added comments about the historic clout. read more...
Sale Price $2,082.50
CURT FLOOD and DICK DRAGO Dick Drago agrees to join the Senior Professional Baseball Association for a fee of $5,000 per month. Contract signed: "Approved/Curt Flood/September 22, 1989" and "Richard A. Drago", 11 pages, 8½x11. Fort Myers, Florida 1989 September 15. read more...
Sale Price $552.50
THE CALIFORNIA ANGELS - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED BASEBALL CO-SIGNED BY: DON "GROOVE" BAYLOR, BOBBY BONDS, BRUCE BOCHTE, IKE HAMPTON, MICKEY SCOTT, ORLANDO RAMIREZ, SID MONGE, NORM SHERRY, TERRY HUMPHREY, DAVE GARCIA, BOBBY JONES, DAN LEE BRIGGS, GARY ROSS, RON JACKSON, JERRY REMY, DICK DRAGO, DON KIRKWOOD, DAVE CHALK, NOLAN RYAN - HFSID 145084This baseball has been signed by 25 major leaguers who played for the California Angels around 1977. They include Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan as well as seven All-Stars, an MVP, a three-time Silver Slugger and a three-time Gold Glove winner. read more...
Sale Price $378.00