May 16, 1959 |
|September 2, 1985, for the San Diego Padres|
|Last MLB appearance|
|July 11, 1998, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Earned run average||4.08|
Robert Chandler Patterson (born May 16, 1959) is a former professional baseball player. He played all or part of thirteen seasons in Major League Baseball between 1985 and 1998, primarily as a middle-relief pitcher. He played for the San Diego Padres (1985), Pittsburgh Pirates (1986–92), Texas Rangers (1993), California Angels (1994–95) and Chicago Cubs (1996–98). He batted right-handed and threw left-handed.
During his career, Patterson was known as the Glove Doctor: many players, even from opposing teams, would ask Patterson to repair their broken gloves. Patterson would spend his time in the bullpen during games repairing and relacing gloves, sometimes incorporating coat hangers, tongue depressers, and extra leather.
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