Jim Palmer Won 20 Or More Games In 8 Different Seasons!!!
For me, the mark of a truly dominant pitcher has more to do with how successful they are versus what the radar gun says after they throw a baseball.
And 1 of the easiest ways to measure success is in wins.
Jim Palmer won 268 games during his big league career. And during those 19 seasons, he reached or eclipsed the 20-wins plateau in 8 of them.
A look at the numbers:
|Year||# of Starts||# of Wins|
During his playing days, Palmer pitched in a 4-man rotation. Starting close to 40 games a year was expected of him, and because of his great athletic ability as well as his staying healthy for the majority of his playing days, he gave the Orioles a strong #1 starter for close to 2 decades!!!