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