Baltimore Orioles: Top ten pitchers in franchise history
Courtesy of Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Pat Dobson – This one’s a bit strange in that Pat Dobson only pitched for the O’s for two seasons: 1971-72. So how exactly can he be considered one of the greatest pitchers in team history? Like Palmer and Cuellar, he’s one of the four twenty-game winners in 1971. Yeah, that kind of hits a note with me.
Dobson actually has a losing record throughout his entire career, at .486. However he has a respectable 3.54 ERA, and went 36-26 over his two seasons in Baltimore. Dobson also pitched for the NY Yankees, Cleveland, Detroit, Atlanta, and San Diego. While perhaps many of his numbers were somewhat pedestrian, he won’t be forgotten in Baltimore and will always be considered one of the best pitchers to wear the Oriole uniform.
Dobson passed away in 2006, however prior to his death he also spent some time as a coach in the Orioles’ organization. He was always warmly welcomed in Baltimore, both at Memorial Stadium and Camden Yards.
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