|Right fielder / Pinch hitter|
December 3, 1953 |
Los Angeles, California
|June 2, 1980, for the Toronto Blue Jays|
|Last MLB appearance|
|June 10, 1981, for the Toronto Blue Jays|
Runs batted in
|Toronto Blue Jays (1980–1981)|
Robert Wayne Pate (born December 3, 1953) is a former outfielder in Major League Baseball who played from 1980 to 1981 for the Montreal Expos. Listed at 6' 3", 200 lb., he batted and threw right handed.
Pate split his first three professional seasons between the Quebec Metros and Denver Bears before joining the big team. His most productive season came in 1979, when he hit a slash line of .323/.383/.485 in 118 games with Denver, ending second in the Triple-A American Association batting race behind Keith Smith (.350), while ranking second in hits (157), ninth in total bases (220) and tenth in runs scored (85).
Overall, Pate slashed .301/.380/.458 with 67 homers and 398 RBI in 693 minor league games from 1977–1983. In between, he played winter ball with the Cardenales de Lara club of the Venezuelan League during the 1979–1980 season.
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