The 6'4" Drews came through the Yankee organization slowly, and was 6-6 for the 1947
world champs. When he unexpectedly won 14 for the Phillies in 1952, including five
shutouts, his 2.72 ERA was by far his best. Brother Roy was a catcher in the Giants'
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»September 22, 1951:
It is "Charlie Dressen Night" in Brooklyn and the manager is given an oil portrait identifying him as the manager of the "National League Champions 1951." The Phils have other ideas as they pound Don Newcombe for 10 hits in six innings to beat the Dodgers, 7–3, who now trail the Giants by three games. Karl Drews his only victory of the year and also singles, breaking a string of 77 hitless at bats stretching back to May, 1947 (as noted by writer Kerry Keene).
»May 23, 1952: The Dodgers jar the Phils, 5–1, as Roy Campanella drives in all five runs. Campy has two homers (#99 and #100) in his first two at bats, including a grand slam. In his final at bat yesterday against the Reds, Campy also homered. Ben Wade wins over Karl Drews.