Bob Pate

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Bob Pate
Right fielder / Pinch hitter
Born: (1953-12-03) December 3, 1953 (age 63)
Los Angeles, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
June 2, 1980, for the Toronto Blue Jays
Last MLB appearance
June 10, 1981, for the Toronto Blue Jays
MLB statistics
Games
At bats
Runs scored
31
45
  3
Hits
Runs batted in
12
  5
Batting average
On-base percentage
.267
.314
Teams
 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.[1]

Born in Los Angeles, California, Pate attended Arizona State University and Mesa Community College. He was selected by the Blue Jays in the fourth round of the 1976 MLB Draft.[1]

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).[2]

In part of two seasons for Toronto, Pate posted a .267 average with five runs batted in without home runs in 31 games.[1]

Overall, Pate slashed .301/.380/.458 with 67 homers and 398 RBI in 693 minor league games from 1977–1983.[3] In between, he played winter ball with the Cardenales de Lara club of the Venezuelan League during the 1979–1980 season.[4]

Following his playing career, Pate coached for the Burlington Expos in 1987.[5]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c MLB Statistics and History.Baseball Reference. Retrieved on January 14, 2017.
  2. ^ 1979 American Association Batting Leaders. Baseball Reference. Retrieved on January 14, 2017.
  3. ^ MiLB Statistics and History.Baseball Reference. Retrieved on January 14, 2017.
  4. ^ Venezuelan Winter League Statistics. Pura Pelota. Retrieved on January 14, 2017.
  5. ^ Biography. Baseball Reference Bullpen. Retrieved on January 14, 2017.

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