Jim Palmer is a pitcher I remember best for his battles with his manager Earl Weaver , but I also remember him for winning, he won as many CY Youngs as Tom Seaver (3) and won 3 World Champions in 3 decades…1966, 1970and 1983. He was a pitching staff in 1971 where 4 pitchers won 20 games or more …the 4 pitchers…Mike Cuellar 24 wins, Dave Mc Nally 24 wins, Pat Dobson 20 wins and Jim Palmer 20 wins. Palmer won 268 games in a 19 year career with the Baltimore Orioles, in addition 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.
He was as good as his numbers suggest and he was well aware of it as well.
Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…spotlights …one of the all time great pitchers …Jim Palmer
|April 17, 1965, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Last MLB appearance|
|May 12, 1984, for the Baltimore Orioles|
|Earned run average||2.86|
|Career highlights and awards|