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Full Name: James Alvin Palmer Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 3"/190 First Game: April 17, 1965
Birthdate: October 15, 1945 Final Game: May 12, 1984
Birthplace: New York, New York MLB Experience: 19 years
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
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Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990


Biography

Born on October 15, 1945 in New York, New York, Jim Palmer (James Alvin Palmer) played for the Baltimore Orioles for his entire 19 year career. Palmer broke into the bigs on April 17, 1965 with the Baltimore Orioles, and put up a 3.72 ERA in 92 innings pitched in 1965, his rookie year.

Most people believe that Jim Palmer's best season was 1975, when he posted a 2.09 ERA, won 23 games and struck out 193 batters.

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1965 BAL A 27 6 5 4 3.72 75 49 38 0 0 1 92 75 6 56 1 4 2
1966 BAL A 30 30 15 10 3.46 147 83 80 6 0 0 208.1 176 21 91 1 7 0
1967 BAL A 9 9 3 1 2.94 23 18 16 2 1 0 49 34 6 20 0 2 0
1969 BAL A 26 23 16 4 2.34 123 48 47 11 6 0 181 131 11 64 1 7 1
1970 BAL A 39 39 20 10 2.71 199 98 92 17 5 0 305 263 21 100 4 10 1
1971 BAL A 37 37 20 9 2.68 184 94 84 20 3 0 282 231 19 106 6 8 4
1972 BAL A 36 36 21 10 2.07 184 73 63 18 3 0 274.1 219 21 70 1 4 1
1973 BAL A 38 37 22 9 2.40 158 86 79 19 6 1 296.1 225 16 113 5 7 3
1974 BAL A 26 26 7 12 3.27 84 78 65 5 2 0 178.2 176 12 69 4 4 3
1975 BAL A 39 38 23 11 2.09 193 87 75 25 10 1 323 253 20 80 4 4 2
1976 BAL A 40 40 22 13 2.51 159 101 88 23 6 0 315 255 20 84 5 5 8
1977 BAL A 39 39 20 11 2.91 193 106 103 22 3 0 319 263 24 99 1 7 3
1978 BAL A 38 38 21 12 2.46 138 94 81 19 6 0 296 246 19 97 1 5 1
1979 BAL A 23 22 10 6 3.30 67 66 57 7 0 0 155.2 144 12 43 0 1 0
1980 BAL A 34 33 16 10 3.98 109 108 99 4 0 0 224 238 26 74 0 2 3
1981 BAL A 22 22 7 8 3.75 35 60 53 5 0 0 127.1 117 14 46 1 3 2
1982 BAL A 36 32 15 5 3.13 103 85 79 8 2 1 227 195 22 63 1 2 4
1983 BAL A 14 11 5 4 4.23 34 42 36 0 0 0 76.2 86 11 19 0 1 0
1984 BAL A 5 3 0 3 9.17 4 19 18 0 0 0 17.2 22 2 17 1 2 0
Total 558 521 268 152 2.86 2212 1395 1253 211 53 4 3948 3349 303 1311 37 85 38

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1965 BAL A P 27 6 92 6 17 3 1 0 3 6 2 0 .885
1966 BAL A P 30 30 208.1 14 26 1 2 0 5 11 12 0 .976
1967 BAL A P 9 9 49 2 9 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 1.000
1969 BAL A P 26 23 181 7 11 1 1 0 0 9 7 0 .947
1970 BAL A P 39 39 305 21 42 2 4 0 1 20 5 0 .969
1971 BAL A P 37 37 282 27 41 5 3 0 3 17 11 1 .932
1972 BAL A P 36 36 274.1 14 37 3 4 0 1 14 3 1 .944
1973 BAL A P 38 37 296.1 24 35 2 3 0 2 16 10 0 .967
1974 BAL A P 26 26 178.2 15 33 1 2 0 1 18 6 1 .980
1975 BAL A P 39 38 323 30 52 6 7 0 1 29 11 1 .932
1976 BAL A P 40 40 315 27 49 1 2 0 1 33 15 3 .987
1977 BAL A P 39 39 319 20 48 2 5 0 2 15 30 1 .971
1978 BAL A P 38 38 296 27 43 2 5 0 2 18 17 1 .972
1979 BAL A P 23 22 155.2 10 23 0 1 0 1 6 4 0 1.000
1980 BAL A P 34 33 224 14 37 2 6 0 2 20 10 1 .962
1980 BAL A DH 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1981 BAL A P 22 22 127.1 12 26 0 2 0 0 10 4 1 1.000
1982 BAL A P 36 32 227 16 37 2 3 0 0 10 12 4 .964
1983 BAL A P 14 11 76.2 5 8 1 0 0 0 8 2 0 .929
1984 BAL A P 5 3 17.2 1 3 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 1.000
Total DH 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total P 558 521 3948 292 577 34 53 0 27 265 164 15 .962

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1965 BAL A 29 26 2 5 1 3 .192 .222 .308 0 0 1 10 0 0 0 0 0
1966 BAL A 36 73 11 7 1 5 .096 .132 .151 1 0 3 33 0 2 0 0 0
1967 BAL A 9 13 2 1 0 1 .077 .200 .154 1 0 2 9 0 3 0 0 0
1969 BAL A 27 64 5 13 0 6 .203 .235 .250 3 0 3 30 0 2 0 0 1
1970 BAL A 44 113 13 17 1 9 .150 .165 .177 0 0 2 48 0 7 0 0 0
1971 BAL A 38 102 7 20 0 9 .196 .219 .206 1 0 3 41 0 11 1 0 0
1972 BAL A 36 98 12 22 0 8 .224 .240 .276 3 1 2 36 0 6 0 0 0
1973 BAL A 38 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 BAL A 26 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 BAL A 39 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 BAL A 40 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 BAL A 39 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 BAL A 38 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 BAL A 23 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1980 BAL A 37 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 BAL A 22 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 BAL A 36 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 BAL A 14 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 BAL A 5 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 576 489 52 85 3 41 .174 .200 .215 9 1 16 207 0 31 1 0 1

Transactions

  • Signed as an amateur free agent by Baltimore Orioles (August 16, 1963).
  • Released by Baltimore Orioles (May 17, 1984).

Trivia

  • During the course of his nineteen-year career as a pitcher, Palmer never surrendered a grand slam.


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