Jim Palmer

Jim Palmer

About Jim Palmer

James Alvin 'Jim' Palmer (born October 15, 1945) is an American retired right-handed pitcher who played all of his 19 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the Baltimore Orioles (-, -) and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990. The winningest pitcher in the majors during the 1970s with 186, he 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 was also the youngest to pitch a shutout in a World Series at age 20 in 1966.