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Pat Jarvis
Born: (1941-03-18) March 18, 1941 (age 80)
Carlyle, Illinois
Batted: Right
Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 4, 1966, for the Atlanta Braves
Last MLB appearance
September 23, 1973, for the Montreal Expos
MLB statistics
Win–loss record85–73
Earned run average3.58

Robert Patrick Jarvis (born March 18, 1941) is an American former professional baseball player. He was a Major League Baseball starting pitcher who played eight seasons for the Atlanta Braves and the Montreal Expos from 1966 to 1973 in the National League.


Jarvis was born in Carlyle, Illinois and attended Carlyle High School. He pitched collegiately at Murray State University. Originally signed by the Chicago Cubs, he was traded to the Braves in 1963 and was voted that team's top rookie for 1966.

Over a four-season span from 1967–70, Jarvis was one of the National League's top starting pitchers, winning 60 games. He was Atlanta's starting pitcher in Game 3 of the 1969 National League Championship Series, played at Shea Stadium in New York City. A first-inning Hank Aaron home run staked Jarvis to a 2-0 lead, but he ended up the losing pitcher in a 7-4 defeat to the New York Mets.

He won just 19 games in his final three seasons before ending his career with the Montreal Expos in 1973.

Standing 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm) tall and weighing 180 pounds (82 kg), he gained the nickname "The Little Bulldog" during his time in the major league.

After retiring from baseball, Jarvis served in several government positions in the state of Georgia, including Sheriff of Dekalb County. In 1999 he was convicted of fraud and served 15 months in federal prison. He currently runs an organic nursery in Rutledge, Georgia.