Patterson pitched for 13 seasons in the majors, going 39-40 with 28 saves and a 4.08 ERA. He broke in with the San Diego Padres in 1985, but only spent a year in America’s Finest City, before joining the Pittsburgh Pirates the next season. Patterson stayed in Pittsburgh until 1993 when he joined the Texas Rangers. He pitched for the California Angels for two seasons beginning the next year before concluding his career in 1998 after a three-year run with the Chicago Cubs. Patterson had arguably the best season of his career while pitching for the Pirates in 1992. He won six games that year and had nine saves, while posting a 2.92 ERA in 64.2 innings.
Doug Drabek won 22 games in 1990. He picked up his 20th win at Wrigley Field on September 19. Patterson pitched the last 1.1 innings of the game against the Cubs, striking out two and not giving up a run, to preserve an 8-7 Pirates win.
Patterson pitched in three consecutive National League Championship Series for the Pirates from 1990-1992. He appeared in five games and had a 1.93 ERA.
Bob Patterson – career stats