Pat Jarvis (baseball)

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Pat Jarvis
Born: (1941-03-18) March 18, 1941 (age 73)
Carlyle, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 4, 1966 for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 23, 1973 for the Montreal Expos
Career statistics
Win-Loss record 85–73
Earned run average 3.58
Innings 1,284

Robert Patrick Jarvis (born March 18, 1941) is an American former professional baseball player. He was a Major League Baseball starting pitcher who played eight seasons for the Atlanta Braves and the Montreal Expos from 1966 to 1973 in the National League. Jarvis, who stood 5 feet 10 inches (1.78 m) tall and weighed 180 pounds (82 kg), is best known for being Nolan Ryan's first strikeout victim on September 11, 1966.[1] He also gave up Willie Mays' 599th[2][3] and Ernie Banks' 500th[4] home runs.

After retiring from baseball, Jarvis served several terms as sheriff of DeKalb County, Georgia, in suburban Atlanta. He was ultimately convicted of corruption charges associated with the management of the DeKalb County jail.[5] He currently runs an organic nursery in Rutledge, Georgia.


  1. ^ Milo Hamilton. Making Airwaves: 60+ Years at Milo's Microphone. Sports Publishing LLC. p. 157. ISBN 1-59670-027-0. 
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  3. ^ Retrosheet
  4. ^ Retrosheet
  5. ^ The Associated Press, 12-21-2000

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