Drungo La Rue Hazewood
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 210 lb.
- High School Sacramento High School
- Debut September 19, 1980
- Final Game October 4, 1980
- Born September 2, 1959 in Mobile, AL USA
- Died July 28, 2013 in Sacramento, CA USA
"He was the next Mickey Mantle. I used to take his cutoff throws from right field and it was like it came out of an absolute cannon. Some of the bombs he hit were devastating, probably 500-plus feet. The guy was unreal." - Scott Christopher, minor league teammate
Born in Mobile, AL, he attended school in Sacramento, CA. He was a first-round selection by the Orioles in the 1977 amateur draft. Drungo played outfield in the minors, beginning in 1977 at age 19. He showed some power, hitting 97 home runs in seven minor league seasons. His peak was 28 for the Charlotte O's in 1980. He also had some speed, stealing 29 bags one year for Charlotte and 28 another year.
He returned to Sacramento after his playing career and worked in the trucking business. He had seven children. He died after a long battle with cancer in 2013, aged 53.
A restaurant in Austin, TX, the Drungo Ice House, was apparently named in his honor.
"I've never cut a guy hitting that high before. But he was making the rest of us look bad with that average." - quote attributed to Earl Weaver in 1980 when he demoted Drungo Hazewood to the minors although he was hitting .583 in spring training (source: Baseball Digest, Sept. 2000)