Bob Patterson
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"Robert Chandler Patterson" is a former professional baseball player. He played all or part of thirteen seasons in Major League Baseball between 1985 and 1998, primarily as a relief pitcher/middle-relief pitcher. He played for the San Diego Padres (1985), Pittsburgh Pirates (1986–92), Texas Rangers (baseball)/Texas Rangers (1993), Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim/California Angels (1994–95) and Chicago Cubs (1996–98). He batted right-handed and threw left-handed.

In his career, Patterson posted a 39–40 record with a 4.08 earned run average/ERA and 28 save (baseball)/saves in 559 games pitched/appearances, including a 2.68 strikeout-to-walk ratio (483-to-180), 175 games finished, and 617? innings pitched/innings.

During his career, Patterson was known as the Glove Doctor: many players, even from opposing teams, would ask Patterson to repair their broken gloves. Patterson would spend his time in the bullpen during games repairing and relacing gloves, sometimes incorporating coat hangers, tongue depressers, and extra leather.

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