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Patpacillosjock
11-23-2006, 10:50 PM
Orioles pitcher who won 20 games in 1972. WAAAAY before my time, but I found it sad that he:

A) is 2 months difference in my father's age (i mentioned him terminally ill in the claussen thread)
B) died on thanksgiving
C) report doesnt know the cause of death.


very sad..never heard of him before til reading his bio.

LINEDRIVER
11-24-2006, 01:38 AM
Actually, Pat Dobson won 20 games only one time in MLB and that came about in 1971 while with the Baltimore Orioles. Pat Dobson appeared with 6 teams over 11 big league seasons from '67-'77.

The '71 Orioles featured FOUR 20-game winners that year. Dave McNally won 21 games while Dobson, Mike Cuellar and Jim Palmer won 20 games apiece.

Chuck Dobson, Pat's younger brother, appeared with the A's and Angels in 9 seasons from 1967-1975. Chuck racked up 46 wins over three seasons from 1969-1971 as a member of the Oakland A's.

Ron Madden
11-24-2006, 01:38 AM
Didn't Dobson start for the Braves vs the Reds in the first game ever at Riverfront?

LINEDRIVER
11-24-2006, 01:42 AM
Didn't Dobson start for the Braves vs the Reds in the first game ever at Riverfront?

No. You are thinking of Pat Jarvis.

Ron Madden
11-24-2006, 01:46 AM
No. You are thinking of Pat Jarvis.

Thanks LINESRIVER, My memory sucks these days. :thumbup:

macro
11-24-2006, 01:56 AM
Here are the four 20-game winners (Cuellar, Dobson, McNally, and Palmer):

http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/al/baltios/oriolespitchers.jpg

...and here is Dobson:

http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/al/baltios/dobsono.jpg

I've read that the Orioles tried to give Dobson a boost on his way to 20 wins by starting him the last game before the All Star Break and again in the first game after the break.

LINEDRIVER
11-24-2006, 02:32 AM
I've read that the Orioles tried to give Dobson a boost on his way to 20 wins by starting him the last game before the All Star Break and again in the first game after the break.

The Orioles used a 4-man rotation in '71. I did some further checking and it appears that Dobson was making his regularly scheduled start on the Sunday before the All-Star Break. Dobson won that Sunday game and his record stood at 10-4. His next start came four days later on the Thursday after the All-Star Break.

Orioles' starting pitchers Jim Palmer and Mike Cuellar pitched in the All-Star game in Detroit.

(I'm guessing Orioles' mgr Earl Weaver chose to keep Dobson in his normal turn because he wanted Palmer & Cuellar to rest a bit and because Dobson was on a tear)

Dobson won his last 7 starts BEFORE the break and his first five starts AFTER the break. He went 5-1 in June and 8-0 in July.

RedsBaron
11-24-2006, 08:53 AM
Here are the four 20-game winners (Cuellar, Dobson, McNally, and Palmer):

http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/al/baltios/oriolespitchers.jpg

...and here is Dobson:

http://www.sportsecyclopedia.com/al/baltios/dobsono.jpg

I've read that the Orioles tried to give Dobson a boost on his way to 20 wins by starting him the last game before the All Star Break and again in the first game after the break.

Wow! Those orange O's uniforms hurt my eyes!

RANDY IN INDY
11-24-2006, 09:20 AM
That was a wonderful rotation. RIP Pat Dobson. Those uni's certainly were bright. Boog must have looked really sharp in those.;)

RedsBaron
11-24-2006, 09:48 AM
Those uni's certainly were bright. Boog must have looked really sharp in those.;)

Boog Powell in those uni's must have looked like a giant pumpkin.

RFS62
11-24-2006, 09:50 AM
Boog Powell in those uni's must have looked like a giant pumpkin.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/74/GreatPumpkin.jpg

macro
11-24-2006, 10:00 AM
The Orioles used a 4-man rotation in '71. I did some further checking and it appears that Dobson was making his regularly scheduled start on the Sunday before the All-Star Break. Dobson won that Sunday game and his record stood at 10-4. His next start came four days later on the Thursday after the All-Star Break.

Orioles' starting pitchers Jim Palmer and Mike Cuellar pitched in the All-Star game in Detroit.

(I'm guessing Orioles' mgr Earl Weaver chose to keep Dobson in his normal turn because he wanted Palmer & Cuellar to rest a bit and because Dobson was on a tear)

That would make sense. I guess someone had the wrong perception of what was going on.

And those uniforms were wild, even for the 70s! :laugh:

Gallen5862
11-24-2006, 08:28 PM
RIP Pat Dobson.