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1976 Topps #296 Pat Dobson

Patrick Edward Dobson Jr.

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Pat Dobson was best known for his years as a pitcher with the Baltimore Orioles and the New York Yankees in the early 1970s.

He was signed by the Detroit Tigers in 1959 but didn't break into the majors till 1967. He pitched in the 1968 World Series for the Tigers, and in the 1971 World Series for the Orioles, for whom he went 20-8. In 1974 he won 19 games for the New York Yankees, and in 1976 he won 16 games for the Cleveland Indians.

He was an All-Star in 1972.

His main teammates were Jim Palmer, Graig Nettles, Thurman Munson, Brooks Robinson, Davey Johnson, Merv Rettenmund, Roy White, Boog Powell and Don Buford.

After his playing career ended, Dobson was pitching coach for the Milwaukee Brewers from 1982 to 1984. He later held the same position with the San Diego Padres from 1988 to 1990, the Kansas City Royals in 1991, and the Baltimore Orioles in 1996. He was employed by the San Francisco Giants as an advance scout at the time of his death in 2006.

During the 1989-1990 season, he managed the Fort Myers Sun Sox of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. He also managed the Sun Sox the next year until the league ceased operations in December of 1990.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • AL All-Star (1972)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 4 (1971, 1972, 1974 & 1976)
  • 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1971)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 7 (1970-1976)
  • Won a World Series with the Detroit Tigers in 1968

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