Joe Pate pitched eight of his 12 years in the Texas League with the Fort Worth Cats, producing an excellent record. The lefthander pitched 386 games, winning 193 and losing 91. In 2,534 innings, he struck out 970 batters. His remarkable career included six consecutive seasons, 1920-1925, in which he won 20 or more games for a total of 153 victories. He played on seven first-place Fort Worth clubs and on six pennant winners. By the end of his career, he was known as the only pitcher to win 30 games twice (1921, 1924). He finished with a career winning percentage of .680. Pate was inducted into the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 1972.