Martin William "Marty" Pattin
(born April 6, 1943) is an American
former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher
. He pitched for the California Angels
(1968), Seattle Pilots
(1969), Milwaukee Brewers
(1970–1971), Boston Red Sox
(1972–1973), and the Kansas City Royals
(1974–1980). During a 13-year baseball career, Pattin compiled 114 wins
, 1,179 strikeouts
, and a 3.62 earned run average
. He had a pitching motion that resembled Denny McLain
with a high leg kick.
Pattin was born in Charleston, Illinois
and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Eastern Illinois University
. A member of the EIU Panthers baseball team, he struck out 22 batters in a game. He joined the California Angels in 1968 and then was part of the Seattle Pilots in 1969, which later became the Milwaukee Brewers in 1970.
In Milwaukee, Pattin finished with a 14-12 record and a 3.39 ERA in 1970, and was named an All-Star
in 1971, when he finished with a 14-14 record and a 3.12 ERA. At the end of the season, he was sent to the Boston Red Sox in a 10-player mega-trade that included Ken Brett
, Billy Conigliaro
, Tommy Harper
, Jim Lonborg
and George Scott
. He won 32 games in two seasons with the Red Sox, including a no-hit
bid foiled in 1972, when A's Reggie Jackson
hit a single
off him with one out in the ninth inning.
According to fellow pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee
, Pattin had a habit of throwing up after the first inning of nearly every game he pitched with the Red Sox.
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