1969 HEADLINE: Jim Palmer Hurls No-Hitter!!!
On this day in 1969, Jim Palmer and his Baltimore Orioles teammates were at home to face the Oakland Athletics. 2 of the better teams in the American League, both rosters were full of All-stars and future Hall of Famers.
But on this day, it was Palmer’s star that shined the brightest!!
Palmer threw a complete game against the O’s, allowing no hits in the process. Taking his amazing record to 11-2 on the year, Palmer gave up 0 runs while striking out 8 and walking 6.
The Orioles won the game 8-0, with help from the offense of Brooks Robinson, Frank Robinson, and Don Bufurd. And Palmer, a talented athlete himself, helped his cause at the plate too – he went 2-for-3 on the day while also scoring a run and driving in another!
Happy Anniversary Mr. Palmer!!!