See Jim Palmer for the American basketball player (basketball). Jim Parmer is not to be confused with him. James Alvin Palmer (born October 15, 1945) is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher who spent 19 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles (1965-1967, 1969-1984). At the time of his retirement in 1985, he was the oldest active MLB player.
He made his debut on April 17, 1965 vs New York Yankees at Memorial Stadium, Baltimore. The Orioles were defeated 1-4. He completed his first season by going 7-8 with a 4.46 ERA in 29 games (29 starts).
The following year, he improved his stats to go 16-12 with a 3.67 ERA. He finished second in MVP voting behind San Francisco Giants' Willie Mays.
In 1967, he had another good season finishing with an 11-10 record and a 3.38 ERA. It was also during this season that he recorded his first career hit, an infield single off Los Angeles Dodgers' Charlie Hough.
In 1968, he had one of his least successful seasons so far going 6-11 with a 5.40 ERA. He ended up seventh in MVP voting.
In 1969, he continued with his poor performance closing out the season with a 6-12 record and a 5.40 ERA. He finished eighth in MVP voting.
Palmer, Jim James Alvin Palmer (born October 15, 1945) is a former American right-handed pitcher who spent his entire 19-year MLB career (1965-67, 1969-84) with the Baltimore Orioles and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990. He is considered one of the best pitchers in Orioles history.
He made his debut on April 17, 1965, against the Chicago White Sox at age 21 and earned his first victory two days later. The Orioles were then in last place with a record of 42-100 when he took the mound for their final game of the season against Detroit. Palmer gave up five runs (four earned) in six innings pitched as the Tigers beat the Orioles 11-5. In 1966, he went 16-12 with a 3.32 ERA and led the league in complete games (20). In 1967, he had another good year with a 14-13 record and 3.42 ERA but finished second in voting for the MVP Award behind Boston's Carl Yastrzemski. He returned to form in 1968 by going 20-6 with a 2.63 ERA and winning the AL Cy Young Award.
In 1969, Palmer won the first of four straight ERA titles with a 2.73 mark. He also led the league in wins for the third time in four years.
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A single-signed Jim Palmer baseball is valued between $50 and $75. A autographed portrait of Jim Palmer is valued between $40 and $60. Larger and more desirable photographs may command a higher price.
1990 Inductions into the Jim Palmer Hall of Fame
Palmer was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.
Palmer has worked as a color commentator on MLB telecasts for ABC and ESPN, as well as for the Orioles on Home Team Sports (HTS), Comcast SportsNet (CSN) Mid-Atlantic, and the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network, since his retirement as an active player in 1984. (MASN)...
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