Jim Palmer

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James Alvin "Jim" 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 (1965–1967, 1969–1984) and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990. 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.

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Filmography

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Selected Jim Palmer film and TV show credits.

Acting Credits

2012
Veep (2012) (TV Show)
Jim Palmer

2011
Himself

2009
Prime 9 (2009) (TV Show)
Himself

2008
2008 MLB All-Star Game (2008) (TV Movie)
Himself - Pre-Game Hall of Fame Ceremony

2005
Costas Now (2005) (TV Show)
Himself - Panelist

2004
Retrosexual: The 80's (2004) (TV Show)
Himself

2002
The Tim McCarver Show (2002) (TV Show)
Himself - Guest

1999
ESPN SportsCentury (1999) (TV Show)
Himself

1996
MLB on FOX (1996) (TV Show)
Himself

1995
1995 MLB All-Star Game (1995) (TV Movie)
Himself - Color Commentator

1995
Himself - Color Commentator

1993
1993 MLB All-Star Game (1993) (TV Movie)
Himself - AL Honorary Captain

1989
The Pat Sajak Show (1989) (TV Show)
Himself

1988
Baseball Announcer

1988
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988) (TV Show)
Himself

1988
1988 MLB All-Star Game (1988) (TV Movie)
Pregame Analyst, Himself - Color Commentator

1988
Himself - Color Commentator

1986
1986 MLB All-Star Game (1986) (TV Movie)
Himself - Color Commentator, Pregame Analyst

1985
1985 World Series (1985) (TV Show)
Himself - Color Commentator 

1984
1984 MLB All-Star Game (1984) (TV Movie)
Himself - Color Commentator

1984
Himself - Color Commentator

1982
Himself - Color Commentator

1981
1981 World Series (1981) (TV Show)
Himself - Color Commentator 

1978
1978 MLB All-Star Game (1978) (TV Movie)
Himself - AL Pitcher

1978
Himself - Color Commentator

1977
1977 MLB All-Star Game (1977) (TV Movie)
Himself - AL Pitcher

1976
Monday Night Baseball (1976) (TV Show)
Himself

1974
Himself - Baltimore Orioles Pinch Runner 

1972
1972 MLB All-Star Game (1972) (TV Movie)
Himself - AL Pitcher

1971
1971 World Series (1971) (TV Show)
Himself - Baltimore Orioles Pitcher

1971
1971 MLB All-Star Game (1971) (TV Movie)
Himself - AL Pitcher

1970
1970 MLB All-Star Game (1970) (TV Movie)
Himself - AL Pitcher

1970
1970 World Series (1970) (TV Show)
Himself - Baltimore Orioles Pitcher

Quotes

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List of Jim Palmer quotes.

Losing is no disgrace if you've given your best.


You can't win if nobody catches the ball in the outfield. You're only as good as the team you have behind you.


Your memorabilia becomes more significant. It does put you in a different category.


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Magazine issues featuring Jim Palmer on the cover.
  • Sports Illustrated Magazine [United States] (21 July 1975)

Pitching Stats

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Major League pitching statistics for Jim Palmer.
Year Team W-L ERA G GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO
1965 BAL 5-4 3.72 27 6 0 0 1 92 75 49 38 56 75
1966 BAL 15-10 3.46 30 30 6 0 0 208 176 83 80 91 147
1967 BAL 3-1 2.94 9 9 2 1 0 49 34 18 16 20 23
1969 BAL 16-4 2.34 26 23 11 6 0 181 131 48 47 64 123
1970 BAL 20-10 2.71 39 39 17 5 0 305 263 98 92 100 199
1971 BAL 20-9 2.68 37 37 20 3 0 282 231 94 84 106 184
1972 BAL 21-10 2.07 36 36 18 3 0 274 219 73 63 70 184
1973 BAL 22-9 2.40 38 37 19 6 1 296 225 86 79 113 158
1974 BAL 7-12 3.27 26 26 5 2 0 178 176 78 65 69 84
1975 BAL 23-11 2.09 39 38 25 10 1 323 253 87 75 80 193
1976 BAL 22-13 2.51 40 40 23 6 0 315 255 101 88 84 159
1977 BAL 20-11 2.91 39 39 22 3 0 319 263 106 103 99 193
1978 BAL 21-12 2.46 38 38 19 6 0 296 246 94 81 97 138
1979 BAL 10-6 3.30 23 22 7 0 0 155 144 66 57 43 67
1980 BAL 16-10 3.98 34 33 4 0 0 224 238 108 99 74 109
1981 BAL 7-8 3.75 22 22 5 0 0 127 117 60 53 46 35
1982 BAL 15-5 3.13 36 32 8 2 1 227 195 85 79 63 103
1983 BAL 5-4 4.23 14 11 0 0 0 76 86 42 36 19 34
1984 BAL 0-3 9.17 5 3 0 0 0 17 22 19 18 17 4
Career 268-152 - 558 521 211 53 4 - 3349 1395 1253 1311 2212

Fielding Stats

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Major League fielding statistics for Jim Palmer.
Year Team G GS Inn PO A E DP Fld%
1965 BAL 29 6 92 6 17 3 1 0.885
1966 BAL 36 30 208 14 26 1 2 0.976
1967 BAL 9 9 49 2 9 0 1 1.000
1969 BAL 27 23 181 7 11 1 1 0.947
1970 BAL 44 39 305 21 42 2 4 0.969
1971 BAL 38 37 282 27 41 5 3 0.932
1972 BAL 36 36 274 14 37 3 4 0.944
1973 BAL 38 37 296 24 35 2 3 0.967
1974 BAL 26 26 178 15 33 1 2 0.980
1975 BAL 39 38 323 30 52 6 7 0.932
1976 BAL 40 40 315 27 49 1 2 0.987
1977 BAL 39 39 319 20 48 2 5 0.971
1978 BAL 38 38 296 27 43 2 5 0.972
1979 BAL 23 22 155 10 23 0 1 1.000
1980 BAL 34 33 224 14 37 2 6 0.962
1981 BAL 22 22 127 12 26 0 2 1.000
1982 BAL 36 32 227 16 37 2 3 0.964
1983 BAL 14 11 76 5 8 1 0 0.929
1984 BAL 5 3 17 1 3 0 1 1.000
Career 573 521 - 292 577 34 53 -

Batting Stats

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Major League batting statistics for Jim Palmer.
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG
1965 BAL 29 26 2 5 0 0 1 3 0 1 10 0.192 0.222 0.308
1966 BAL 36 73 11 7 1 0 1 5 0 3 33 0.096 0.132 0.151
1967 BAL 9 13 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 9 0.077 0.200 0.154
1969 BAL 27 64 5 13 3 0 0 6 0 3 30 0.203 0.235 0.250
1970 BAL 44 113 13 17 0 0 1 9 0 2 48 0.150 0.165 0.177
1971 BAL 38 102 7 20 1 0 0 9 1 3 41 0.196 0.219 0.206
1972 BAL 36 98 12 22 3 1 0 8 0 2 36 0.224 0.240 0.276
1973 BAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1974 BAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1975 BAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1976 BAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1977 BAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1978 BAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1979 BAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1980 BAL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1981 BAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1982 BAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1983 BAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
1984 BAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
Career 222 489 52 85 9 1 3 41 1 16 207 - - -

First NameJim
Middle NameAlvin
Last NamePalmer
Full Name at BirthJames Alvin Palmer
Other NamesCakes
Age68
Date of BirthOctober 15, 1945
BirthplaceNew York, NY
Height6' 3" (190 cm)
Weight190 lbs (86.2 kg)
Star SignLibra
NationalityAmerican
High SchoolScottsdale (Scottsdale, AZ)
OccupationFormer Major League Baseball Player
Occupation CategoryBaseball
PositionPitcher
BatsRight
ThrowsRight
MLB Debut17 April 1965
Last MLB Game12 May 1984
Hall of FameInducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1990 (411/444 ballots).

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