Monday, June 27, 2016
no. 547 - pat dobson
Who is the man: Pat Dobson pitched the 1970 season for the Padres, serving as San Diego's ace for one season before being traded to the Orioles after the season.
Can ya dig it: Why, in fact, Dobson is wearing a Padres uniform (and hat) in this photo! (EDIT: Probably actually a Tigers hat).
Right on: Are we keeping you awake, Pat?
You see that cat Dobson is a bad mother: Dobson won 20 games in his first season with the Orioles in 1971, becoming part of the famed Baltimore rotation with four 20-game winners.
Shut your mouth: Dobson wasn't afraid to speak his mind and it got him in trouble sometimes. While with the Tigers, he complained in the offseason that general manager Jim Campbell was afraid to make trades. That offseason, Campbell traded Dobson to the Padres.
No one understands him but his woman: Dobson met his wife, Kathe, when he was in his first years in minor league baseball, with the Tigers' affiliate in Durham, N.C. Kathe was a hostess for the Durham Bulls.
(A word about the back): The airbrushed Oriole on Dobson's cap looks slightly perturbed.