Elected to the Hall of Fame on his first ballot in 1990, Jim Palmer received 411 of the 444 votes counted.
With a pitching resume that could compare with the game’s greatest, the fact that Palmer fell short of the 300 wins mark by 32 victories did not hurt his reputation as one of the greatest pitchers from the 60’s, 70’s, and into the 80’s.
A true class act that stayed loyal to one team over the course of his career, Palmer still holds several Baltimore Oriole pitching records and remains a team favorite 25+ years since his retirement!!!
Congratulations on a fantastic career and Happy Birthday Mr. Jim Palmer!!!!