|Born: November 7, 1958|
|August 13, 1981, for the Chicago White Sox|
|Last MLB appearance|
|October 6, 1985, for the Chicago Cubs|
|Earned run average||5.20|
Patterson was signed by the Chicago White Sox as an amateur free agent in June 1979. He made his MLB debut in 1981 for the Chicago White Sox shortly after the settlement of the baseball strike. In his debut on August 13, he was the starting pitcher facing the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park, but lasted only 12⁄3 innings surrendering 6 runs on 6 hits (including a 2-run home run to Carl Yastrzemski) en route to a 9–6 loss. He failed make the Major League roster in 1982, spending the season with the Edmonton Trappers in the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. After the season, he was traded to the Chicago Cubs for Tye Waller.
Patterson played for the Chicago Cubs organization for the next three seasons (1983–1985) splitting his time between the Major Leagues (as a September call-up) and the Iowa Cubs in the Triple-A American Association. On September 8, 1985, Pete Rose hit his 4,191st hit against Patterson with a single in the first inning of a Reds' 5–5 called game against Chicago, which according to independent research, was actually the hit that broke the all-time hits record. On March 31, 1986, he was released by the Cubs.
Patterson finished his professional career pitching for the Tecolotes de los Dos Laredos in the Mexican League in 1986. In between, he played winter ball in the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.
- "Aug 13, 1981, White Sox at Red Sox Play by Play and Box Score". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. August 13, 1981. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
- "Reggie Patterson Statistics and History". baseball-reference.com. sports-reference.com. Retrieved August 9, 2014.
- "Sep 8, 1985, Reds at Cubs Play by Play and Box Score". Baseball-Reference.com. sports-reference.com. September 8, 1985. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or Baseball-Reference, or Baseball Reference (Minor and Mexican leagues), or Retrosheet, or Pura Pelota (Venezuelan Winter League)
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