Patrick Edward Dobson Jr.
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3", Weight 190 lb.
- High School Lancaster (NY) High School
- Debut May 31, 1967
- Final Game September 19, 1977
- Born February 12, 1942 in Buffalo, NY USA
- Died November 22, 2006 in San Diego, CA USA
He was signed by the Detroit Tigers in 1959 but didn't break into the majors until 1967. He pitched in the 1968 World Series for the Tigers, and in the 1971 World Series for the Orioles, for whom he went 20-8 as a member of a staff with four 20 game winners, joining Mike Cuellar, Dave McNally and Jim Palmer. In 1974 he won 19 games for the New York Yankees, and in 1976 he won 16 games for the Cleveland Indians. Dobson was an All-Star in 1972.
After his playing career ended, Dobson was pitching coach for the Nashville Sounds in 1980-1981 and the Milwaukee Brewers from 1982 to 1984. He later held the same position with the San Diego Padres from 1988 to 1990, the Kansas City Royals in 1991, and the Baltimore Orioles in 1996. He was employed by the San Francisco Giants as an advance scout at the time of his death in 2006 from leukemia, one day after receiving his diagnosis.
During the 1989-1990 season, he managed the Fort Myers Sun Sox of the Senior Professional Baseball Association. He also managed the Sun Sox the next year until the league ceased operations in December of 1990.
- AL All-Star (1972)
- 15 Wins Seasons: 4 (1971, 1972, 1974 & 1976)
- 20 Wins Seasons: 1 (1971)
- 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 7 (1970-1976)
- Won a World Series with the Detroit Tigers in 1968