1973 HEADLINE: Jim Palmer Notches Career Strikeout 1,000
On this day in 1973 , the Baltimore Orioles traveled to Michigan to battle the Detroit Tigers in a double-header.
The Game 1 start for the Orioles went to Jim Palmer who was looking to make history with his start. He entered the game with 999 career strikeouts, one away from a major career milestone.
And he did not take long to deliver!
In the bottom of the third inning, Palmer struck out 3B Aurelio Rodriguez for career strikeout 1,000. He would go on to strike out just one more batter during that game as the Tigers won the game 5-3.
Congratulations on #1,000, Mr. Palmer!!!