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Just two years after he thought of giving up acting to run his own fence-building company (“Work was slow, and I had a truck”), the former pro-baseball player has suddenly found himself a TV heartthrob.
“I got a marriage proposal [in the mail] from a 14-year-old that made me fall off the couch in my trailer, it was so funny and heartwarming,” he says.
“One day he was there and the next I was helping him carry boxes to his car.” A star pitcher in high school, Patterson quit the team his sophomore year, after his father’s departure. “I grew my hair long, started playing the guitar.” During his freshman year at Rutgers University in 1977, Patterson decided to try baseball again.
“My roommate kept telling me it was a waste of God-given talent not to play,” he says.
“He has always treated single mothers like heroes,” says Wiest, a paralegal in Haddonfield, N. “He understands how tough it is, and he’s been very helpful since he became successful, just as he always promised.” The youngest of four (Judy, 49, is a San Diego teacher; Barbara, 54, a Baltimore homemaker), Patterson also remembers his own pain when his father, Frank, 76, a former boxer turned advertising executive, and mother, Hope, 73, a homemaker, split when he was 15.
“I guess they just fell out of love,” says the New Jersey native, who remains close to both parents.
“There was a scene where I was supposed to bark at someone,” he says.
“And I did it so loud that [costar] Alexis [Bledel] swallowed her gum. ’ ” Patterson; 43, can be forgiven a little overexuberance.
Now the hard part, he says, is adjusting to success. My accountant worships me because I’m so cautious with my money.” Patterson, who lives in the same West Hollywood one-bedroom apartment he rented when he first arrived from New York City in 1992, is also cautious with his heart.
“So I decided to give it a shot.” Dropping out of Rutgers, Patterson began playing ball for community colleges in Florida and Arizona.
Drafted to the minor leagues in 1980, he spent the next eight years pitching for the AAA and AA teams of the New York Yankees, the Atlanta Braves and the Texas Rangers.
In 1983 he married Vera Davich, then a student, but the union lasted less than two years. “We weren’t mature enough to be married.” Although he was called up several times, Patterson never threw a pitch in the big leagues.
When the Dodgers cut him in 1987, legend and former Dodger Sandy Koufax, then a team coach, took him aside.