Jim Palmer Speaker Profile
Jim Palmer Biography
Jim Palmer was born October 15, 1945, nicknamedCakes and is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher.He played his entire 19-year major league baseball career for the BaltimoreOrioles (19651967 & 1969-1984). He was elected to the Baseball Hall ofFame in 1990.
As of 2008, Palmer and his wife Susan have homes in PalmBeach, Florida, and in California. In 2006, Palmer also acquired a penthousecondominium in Little Italy, Baltimore, which he uses while in Baltimore forOrioles' broadcasts.
In a 19-year career, Palmer compiled a 268152 record with 2,212 strikeouts, a2.86 ERA, 521 games started, 211 complete games, and 53 shutouts in 3,948innings. Palmer's career earned run average (2.856) is the third lowest amongstarting pitchers whose careers began after the advent of the Live Ball Era in1920, behind only Whitey Ford (2.75) and Sandy Koufax (2.75), and miniscuallyahead of Andy Messersmith (2.861) and Tom Seaver (2.862). He never allowed agrand slam in his major-league career nor did he ever allow back-to-backhomers. In six ALCS and six World Series, he posted an 83 record with 90strikeouts, and an ERA of 2.61 and two shutouts in 17 games. His finalmajor-league victory was noteworthy: Pitching in relief in the third game ofthe 1983 World Series, he worked methodically through the Phillies'celebrity-studded batting order, giving up no runs and contributing hugely to aclose and crucial Oriole win. Jim Palmer has the distinction of being the onlyOriole to have played in every single World Series six total in the team'shistory (66,69,70,71,79,83) his career began the year before the Orioles firstWS appearance and his career ended in 84 after their final WS a
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