Marty Pattin

Marty Pattin

Marty Pattin
Born: (1943-04-06) April 6, 1943
Charleston, Illinois
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 14, 1968, for the California Angels
Last MLB appearance
October 1, 1980, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
Win–loss record 114–109
Earned run average 3.62
Strikeouts 1,179
Career highlights and awards

Martin William "Marty" Pattin (born April 6, 1943) is an American former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He pitched for the California Angels (1968), Seattle Pilots (1969), Milwaukee Brewers (1970–1971), Boston Red Sox (1972–1973), and the Kansas City Royals (1974–1980). During a 13-year baseball career, Pattin compiled 114 wins, 1,179 strikeouts, and a 3.62 earned run average. He had a pitching motion that resembled Denny McLain with a high leg kick.

Pattin was born in Charleston, Illinois and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Eastern Illinois University. A member of the EIU Panthers baseball team, he struck out 22 batters in a game. He joined the California Angels in 1968 and then was part of the Seattle Pilots in 1969, which later became the Milwaukee Brewers in 1970.

In Milwaukee, Pattin finished with a 14–12 record and a 3.39 ERA in 1970, and was named an no-hit bid foiled in 1972, when A's Reggie Jackson hit a single off him with one out in the ninth inning.

According to fellow pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee, Pattin had a habit of throwing up after the first inning of nearly every game he pitched with the Red Sox.

Sent to the Kansas City Royals in exchange for Dick Drago in 1974, Pattin divided his playing time between starting and relieving. He was named American League pitcher of the month twice during the 1975 campaign, in June as a starter and in September as a reliever. He retired after being granted free agency following 1980 season.

After Pattin's retirement as a player, he remained involved with the sport as a coach. He was the head coach of the University of Kansas baseball team from 1982–1987.[1]

There is a bar called Marty's just off the campus of Eastern Illinois University, named for Pattin.

See also


  1. ^ Reader, Bill. "Seattle Pilots ... Where are they now?", The Seattle Times, July 9, 2006.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference, or The Baseball Cube
  • Baseball Library
  • Fenway: A Biography in Words and Pictures
  • Retrosheet
  • The 100 Greatest Royals of All-Time, #53 Marty Pattin
  • Eastern Illinois Retires Pattin's Jersey