Pat Jarvis (baseball)
March 18, 1941 |
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|August 4, 1966 for the Atlanta Braves|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 23, 1973 for the Montreal Expos|
|Earned run average||3.58|
Robert Patrick Jarvis (born March 18, 1941, at Carlyle, Illinois) is a retired American 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. He also gave up Willie Mays' 599th and Ernie Banks' 500th 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. He currently runs an organic nursery in Rutledge, Georgia.
- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference
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