Pat Underwood

1980 Topps

The number two pick in the 1976 Major League Baseball draft, Underwood went on to spend four seasons pitching in the big leagues for the Detroit Tigers between 1979-1983. In 113 games he compiled a 13-18 record with eight saves and a 4.43 ERA. His best year came for the Tigers in 1980. He pitched in 49 games that season and earned three wins and six saves to go with his career-low 3.59 ERA.


Underwood squared off against his brother Tom who was pitching for the Toronto Blue Jays in his big league debut on May 30, 1979. He out-dueled Tom, pitching 8 and 1/3 innings while not allowing a run to lead Detroit to a 1-0 victory.

The Houston Astros selected Floyd Bannister with the first pick in the 1976 draft. He was featured in a Swings and Misses on August 8, 2018.

We had better luck with Underwood’s favorite teammate, Lynn Jones. He was featured in July of this year.

Pat Underwood – career stats

1981 Fleer


Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

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