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Pat Combs

Pat Combs
Born: (1966-10-29) October 29, 1966 (age 49)
Newport, Rhode Island
Batted: Left Threw: Left
MLB debut
September 5, 1989 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
July 7, 1992 for the Philadelphia Phillies
Career statistics
Win–loss record 17–17
Earned run average 4.22
Strikeouts 190

Patrick Dennis Combs (born October 29, 1966) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher who played for the Philadelphia Phillies between 1989 and 1992.

Combs, who statistically has drawn comparisons to pitcher John Keefe, attended Hastings High School in Houston, Texas and later attended Baylor University, where he had a 3.8 grade point average in 1988, and Rice University.

In 1988, he was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the first round (11th overall). He had one "golden" season-that being his first professional year. In 1989, he had reached every level of professional baseball, from A-ball to the major leagues. For the Class A Clearwater Phillies, he went 2-1 with a 1.30 ERA in 6 games. For the Double-A Reading Phillies, he went 8-7 with a very respectable 3.38 ERA in 19 games. For the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Red Barons, he went 3-0 with a 0.37 ERA. Continuing with the Phillies, Combs went 4-0 with a 2.09 ERA in 6 games. Taking his success into consideration, the next year the Phillies placed Combs in the starting rotation. Combs, however, was not able to maintain his streak. He went 10-10 with 4.07 ERA, with 86 walks and only 108 strikeouts. His performance continued to decline and he had an ERA of 7.71 in his final season.

Two times in his professional career Combs walked more than he struck out. In 1991, he walked 43 and struck out 41; in 1992 he walked 12 and struck out 11.

Currently, Combs resides in Richmond, Texas near Houston, and works as a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley.[1]


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