Kansas City scout Whitey Herzog had only to look in the A’s backyard to find Dobson, a 6’4″ fireballer. Dobson threw a Northwest League no-hitter his first pro season (1965), but was disabled much of his rookie 1966 season with a rotator cuff strain. He returned to win in double figures for five straight ML seasons. In 1970, Dobson led the AL with 40 starts, going 16-15. He was on his way to 20 wins in 1971 with a 15-5 record in August, but recurring shoulder problems cut short his season, and eventually ended his career.