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1983 HEADLINE: Jim Palmer Captures The Final Win Of His Major League Career

1983 HEADLINE: Jim Palmer Captures The Final Win Of His Major League Career

On this day in 1983, Jim Palmer secured the final win of his legendary major league career.

Getting the start in the second game of a double-header, Palmer was facing the New York Yankees at Memorial Stadium and in front of 44,000+ fans.

Palmer was his true vintage self in this outing.  He went seven innings and allowed just 2 hits and 2 runs versus the stacked Yankees lineup.  He walked three batters and struck out two en route to a 3-2 victory.

The win was the 268th and final victory of Palmer’s Hall of Fame career.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Palmer!!!

Palmer 1983

1972 HEADLINE: Jim Palmer Snags 100th Major League Win

1972 HEADLINE: Jim Palmer Snags 100th Major League Win

On this day in 1972, Jim Palmer captured the 100th victory of his major league career.

In Milwaukee and facing the Brewers at County Stadium, Palmer and the Orioles took the field in front of just under 6,000 fans.

Palmer put in a solid outing going into the ninth inning before turning it over to his bullpen to seal the 4-3 victory and his 100th career win.

His numbers on the day: 8.1 innings of work, 7 hits allowed, 3 runs scored, 1 strikeout and 0 walks.

Congrats on #100 Mr. Palmer!!

Jim Palmer photo

1983 HEADLINE: Steve Carlton Captures 300th Win!!!

1983 HEADLINE: Steve Carlton Captures 300th Win!!!

On this day in 1983 Steve Carlton recorded the 300th win of his amazing baseball career.

‘Lefty’ and his Phillies teammates were on the road in St. Louis as they prepared to battle the Cardinals.  Ironically, it was the Cardinals that Carlton broke into the major leagues with…  In the game, Carlton was dominant.  He pitched 8 solid innings while allowing 7 hits and 2 runs.  And since he is one of the game’s greatest strikeout artists, he also added 12 more K’s to his resume while also collecting a hit as well.

Congratulations on #300!!!!

1983 HEADLINE: Ferguson Jenkins Captures Final Win Of His Career, #284

1983 HEADLINE: Ferguson Jenkins Captures Final Win Of His Career, #284

On this day in 1983, Fergie Jenkins recorded the final win of his 19-year major league career.

The win, #284 of his career and #6 of the 1983 baseball season, came in a 7-6 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field.

Jenkins entered the game in a relief role and blew the save allowing two runs to the Pirates in the top of the seventh inning giving the Bucs the lead.  But, the Cubs scored two runs in the bottom half of the inning giving the Cubs the lead and putting Jenkins on track for the win.

On the night, Jenkins threw 1.2 innings allowing 2 hits and 2 runs while walking 2 batters and striking out 2 others.  He lasted long enough to secure the victory, with Lee Smith picking up the save.

Happy Anniversary Mr. Jenkins!!!

Jenkins 1983

1970 HEADLINE: Vida Blue Hurls No-Hitter In Just 8th Big League Start!!!

1970 HEADLINE: Vida Blue Hurls No-Hitter In Just 8th Big League Start!!!

On this day in 1970, Vida Blue threw a no-hitter for the Oakland A’s.  Amazingly, it was just the eight start of his major league career.

At home and in front of a crowd that just eclipsed 4,000 fans, the 20-year old Blue put on quite a performance.

The numbers – 9 innings pitched, 0 hits allowed, 1 walk, 9 strikeouts, and most importantly an Oakland Athletics victory!!!

Happy Anniversary Mr. Blue!!!

Happy Birthday Orel Hershiser!!!

Happy Birthday Orel Hershiser!!!

It is amazing to think that today Orel Hershiser is 56 years old today!!!  It makes me feel older just thinking about it…

Hershiser will be remembered most for his outstanding 1988 season.  With 23 wins, 15 complete games, and a Gold Glove award, he was the unanimous choice for the National League’s Cy Young award.  Orel led the Los Angeles Dodgers into the playoffs that season as well.  In the National League championship series, Hershiser pitched in 4 of the 7 games and earned the NLCS MVP award.  In the World Series against the heavily favored Oakland Athletics, Hershiser again dominated 2 games and won the World Series MVP award.

His most notable individual accomplishment may be the 59 straight innings pitched without giving up a single run during the 1988 season.  This record still stands today and should remain in tact for quite some time.

Hershiser enjoyed some success after leaving the Dodgers in 1994.  He was a big part of the Cleveland Indians pitching crew that took the Indians to the 1997 World Series.  But for me, and many others, Orel Hershiser will always be remembered as a LA Dodger.  And in the last year of his career in the majors, 2000, Orel returned to LA but was nowhere near as effective as he was during his first stint with the club.

Happy Birthday Orel Hershiser!!!

SIGNING RESULTS: Hall Of Famer & Orioles Legend, Mr. Jim Palmer

SIGNING RESULTS: Hall Of Famer & Orioles Legend, Mr. Jim Palmer

This one has been in the works for 6+ months as the original signing was supposed to take place during Spring Training.  But, due to schedule conflicts and busy schedules, it did not take place until late August.

Thankfully, I am a patient man who has a lot of respect and trust in the organizer of this signing.

So, now more than six months later, I can finally show off my newest addition to my Jim Palmer memorabilia collection – Signed baseball number 4.

Have a look:

PALMER BLACK HOF BALL

 

As you can see this is the Rawlings Black baseball, with Gold stitching.  I opted for a Gold paint pen, knowing how nice it looks when complete.  This is my third ‘Black Ball’ in my collection, and each one looks nice and clean!

Jim Palmer is such a highly decorated pitcher that I could probably go after a few more signed baseballs to help me commemorate his playing days.  And if the chance comes up for me to get a few more again, I will do just that.

Thank you Mr. Palmer, this one is a beauty!!