Pat Underwood

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Patrick John Underwood

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Pitcher Pat Underwood was selected by the Detroit Tigers as the second overall pick in the 1976 amateur draft. He made his major league debut on May 31, 1979, pitching against his brother Tom Underwood of the Toronto Blue Jays. Pat pitched 8 1/3 scoreless innings to get the win. He was the winning pitcher for the Tigers in the first game of the doubleheader against the Chicago White Sox at Comiskey Park on the infamous Disco Demolition Night on July 12th; there was no winning pitcher for the second game, as it was awarded to the Tigers by forfeit.

He retired as a player in 1985 due to an elbow injury and was inducted into the Indiana Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005.

His father John Underwood also played minor league baseball, and his nephew J.D. Underwood was taken in the 2013 amateur draft.

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