If you ever sat in the stands behind home plate and watched Jim Palmer pitch, you would have marveled at a mound master in complete control of the batter's box.
Baltimore Oriole great Jim Palmer ranks with the best of pitchers in the last 50 years. He won 20 or more games in eight seasons, won over 15 games in twelve different years and gave up less than 3.00 earned a game for ten years. Jim Palmer was a smooth throwing symbol of Baltimore's six Championship teams of the 1960s, 1970s & 80's. He pitched 3,948 career innings and did not yield a single grand-slam homer. Palmer won the Cy Young Award in 1973 when he posted a 22-9 mark, ERA of 2.40. He won the Cy Young Award again in 1975 and 1976. His record in post season play was an impressive 8-3. Jim Palmer career statistics include a 268-152 record with an outstanding ERA of 2.86. Jim Palmer pitched his whole career with the Baltimore Orioles. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1990. baseballhistorian.com