Jim Palmer


Jim Palmer Brief Biography

Jim Palmer
James Alvin Palmer (born October 15, 1945) is a retired American right-handed pitcher who played all of his 19 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Baltimore Orioles (1965–67, 1969–84) and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in . Palmer was the winning pitcher in 186 games in the 1970s, the most wins in that decade by any MLB pitcher. He also won at least twenty games in each of eight seasons and received three Cy Young Awards and four Gold Gloves during the decade. His 268 career victories are currently an Orioles record. A six-time American League (AL) All-Star, he was also one of the rare pitchers who never allowed a grand slam in any major league contest.

Palmer appeared in the postseason eight times and was a vital member of three World Series Champions, six AL pennant winners and seven Eastern Division titleholders. He is the only pitcher in the history of the Fall Classic with a win in each of three decades. He is also the youngest to pitch a complete-game shutout in a World Series just nine days short of his 21st birthday in 1966. He was one of the starters on the last rotation to feature four 20-game winners in a single season in 1971.

Jim Palmer News

• The Almanac for Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2018
• The Almanac for Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2017
• Famous birthdays for Oct. 15: Bailee Madison, Keyshia Cole, Emeril Lagasse, Penny Marshall, Tanya Roberts, Tito Jackson, Linda Lavin
• The Almanac for Oct. 15, the 289th day of 2016



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