Bob Patterson (baseball)

Robert Chandler Patterson (born May 16, 1959) is an American former professional baseball player. He played all or part of thirteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) between 1985 and 1998, primarily as a middle-relief pitcher. He played for the San Diego Padres (1985), Pittsburgh Pirates (1986–92), Texas Rangers (1993), California Angels (1994–95) and Chicago Cubs (1996–98). He batted right-handed and threw left-handed.

Bob Patterson
1987 Rob Broder Rookies Bob Patterson.jpg
Born: (1959-05-16) May 16, 1959 (age 62)
Jacksonville, Florida
Batted: Right
Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 2, 1985, for the San Diego Padres
Last MLB appearance
July 11, 1998, for the Chicago Cubs
MLB statistics
Win–loss record39–40
Earned run average4.08

In his career, Patterson posted a 39–40 record with a 4.08 ERA and 28 saves in 559 appearances, including a 2.68 strikeout-to-walk ratio (483-to-180), 175 games finished, and 617+13 innings.

He was a good fielding pitcher in his major league career. He committed only one error in 98 total chances for a .990 fielding percentage.

During his career, Patterson was known as the Glove Doctor: many players, even from opposing teams, would ask Patterson to repair their broken gloves. Patterson would spend his time in the bullpen during games repairing and relacing gloves, sometimes incorporating coat hangers, tongue depressors, and extra leather.[citation needed]

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