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Pat Dobson

Patrick Edward Dobson Jr.
Born: Feb. 12, 1942 in Depew, N.Y.
Died: Nov. 22, 2006 in San Diego, Calif.
Debut: 1967 | Pos: P
H: 6'3" | W: 190 | B: R | T: R

Yr W L G SV IP SO ERA
11 122 129 414 19 2120.1 1,301 3.54

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Pat Dobson, who won 122 games in his 11-year career, died Nov. 22, 2006, near San Diego, Calif. He was 64.

He pitched in 414 games in 11 seasons in the major leagues and posted a 122-129 record with 19 saves. He posted 1,301 strikeouts in 2,120.1 innings pitched. He was an All-Star in 1972 -- the same season in which he led the AL in loses with 18.

In 1971, he posted a 20-8 record and a 2.90 ERA while pitching for the Baltimore Orioles. Three other Orioles pitchers -- Mike Cuellar, Jim Palmer and Dave McNally -- also posted 20-win efforts that season. Only one other team has had four 20-game winners and that was Chicago (AL) in 1920.

In December 1969, he was traded by the Tigers, along with Dave Campbell, to the Padres for Joe Niekro. A year later, the Padres traded him, along with Tom Dukes, to the Orioles for Tom Phoebus, Al Severinsen, Fred Beene and Enzo Hernandez.

In November 1972, the Orioles traded him the Braves in a deal that sent Davey Johnson to Atlanta and Earl Williams to Baltimore. He was traded again in June 1973, this time going to the Yankees for Frank Tepedino and other players.

The last time he was traded came in November 1975 when the Yankees sent him to Cleveland for Oscar Gamble.

Following his career as a player, Dobson worked as a pitching coach for Milwaukee, San Diego, Kansas City and Baltimore.

He had been working for the Giants as a special assistant to general manager Brian Sabean, according to published reports. He had joined the Giants in 1997 as an advance scout.