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Pat Underwood vs. Tom Underwood


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Today is Pat Underwood's 58th birthday.

Whenever I here his or his brother's name (Tom Underwood), I always think back to a This Week in Baseball episode that I saw in the late 70's in regard to Pat's major league debut.

I remember that the younger brother was making his major league debut against his older brother, and that they were arm-in-arm after the game, celebrating the younger brother's first major league win in his career debut.

I wanted to make sure that I was correct, and sure enough, when I looked it up on baseball reference, Pat Underwood's career debut was indeed against his older brother Tom, in May of 1979.


It was, appropriately enough, a real pitcher's duel.

Tom pitched a complete-game, ceding only 1 run ..... but that wasn't good enough, as his younger brother Pat out-dueled him by throwing 8.33 shutout innings himself in a 1-0 victory for the Tigers over the Blue Jays.

Happy birthday, Tom. :)

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