Hard-nosed Pat Jarvis was the Braves' number-three starter behind Phil Niekro and
Ron Reed in the late 1960s. He won between 13 and 16 games a year from 1967 to 1970
and had just one losing ML season (1971, 6-14). In the 1969 LCS, Jarvis started and
lost the final game to the Mets. He was a rodeo rider before playing baseball.
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»May 12, 1970: At Wrigley, Ernie Banks becomes the 8th member of the 500 home run club, connecting off Pat Jarvis during a 4–3 eleven-inning Cub win over the Braves. It his 1,600th career RBI. Frank Secory, an ex-Cub, is umpiring this game, and he was one of the umpires in the 1953 game in which Banks hit is first homer. Billy Williams' homer in the 9th ties the game and Ron Santo's RBI single in the 11th wins it. Atlanta's Rico Carty, meanwhile, has three singles and has hit in 30 consecutive games.