Jim Palmer Speaker Profile
Hall Of Fame Pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles
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Jim Palmer Biography
Jim Palmer was born October 15, 1945, nicknamed "Cakes" and is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He played his entire 19-year major league baseball career for the ++Baltimore Orioles++ (1965-1967 & 1969-1984). He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.
As of 2008, Palmer and his wife Susan have homes in Palm Beach, Florida, and in California. In 2006, Palmer also acquired a penthouse condominium in Little Italy, Baltimore, which he uses while in Baltimore for Orioles' broadcasts.
In a 19-year career, Palmer compiled a 268-152 record with 2,212 strikeouts, a 2.86 ERA, 521 games started, 211 complete games, and 53 shutouts in 3,948 innings. Palmer's career earned run average (2.856) is the third lowest among starting pitchers whose careers began after the advent of the Live Ball Era in 1920, behind only Whitey Ford (2.75) and Sandy Koufax (2.75), and miniscually ahead of Andy Messersmith (2.861) and Tom Seaver (2.862). He never allowed a grand slam in his major-league career nor did he ever allow back-to-back homers. In six ALCS and six World Series, he posted an 8-3 record with 90 strikeouts, and an ERA of 2.61 and two shutouts in 17 games. His final major-league victory was noteworthy: Pitching in relief in the third game of the 1983 World Series, he worked methodically through the Phillies' celebrity-studded batting order, giving up no runs and contributing hugely to a close and crucial Oriole win. Jim Palmer has the distinction of being the only Oriole to have played in every single World Series six total in the team's history (66,69,70,71,79,83) his career began the year before the Orioles first WS appearance and his career ended in 84 after their final WS appearance.
In 1999, he ranked No. 64 on The Sporting News' list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was nominated as a finalist for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.
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Posted on 29 December 2012 | 12:55 am
Three-time Cy Young Award-winner Jim Palmer will be featured at next month's Houston Collector's Show to be held at Reliant Arena in Houston, Texas. Palmer has a long list of accolades, including being a three-time World Series Champion and a six-time All-Star, retiring in 1984 after spending a nearly two-decades long career with the Baltimore Orioles. He was inducted into the Hall of...[Read More]
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