Joseph William Pate
- Bats Left, Throws Left
- Height 5' 10", Weight 184 lb.
- School Tulane University
- Debut April 15, 1926
- Final Game July 19, 1927
- Born June 6, 1892 in Alice, TX USA
- Died December 26, 1948 in Fort Worth, TX USA
Joe Pate, pitching mostly for the Ft. Worth Panthers, was among the most successful pitcher in the Texas League history. In 13 seasons, he won 195 games and lost 93. For five years, starting in 1920, he won 20 or more games in each season. Twice he won 30 games, 1921 and 1924 respectively. He is the only pitcher in the history of the Texas League to have won 30 games twice.
At the age of 34 in 1926, Connie Mack invited him to the majors. Pitching for the A's, he appeared in 79 games during the next two years. He went 9-0 in his first year. He won no more games in the majors. The next year he lost 3 games, and his era mushroomed.
Finished as a major leaguer, Pate returned to Texas. He was with Fort Worth for 1927-28, the Shreveport Sports in 1931 and was a Texas League Umpire from 1933-39.
- Led 1913 Texas-Oklahoma League with 23 W
- Led 1920 Texas League with 26 W and 1.71 ERA
- Led 1921 Texas League with 30 W
- Led 1924 Texas League with 30 W