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Jim PalmerTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1964-1984 MLB Years: 1965-1984
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Major Award Winner
World Series Champion

PositionsP-596Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJames Alvin Palmer
Height6-3Weight196BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 15,1945 [73.001]PlaceNew York,New York
High SchoolScottsdale (Scottsdale,AZ)
CollegeArizona State University (Tempe,AZ)

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 1963 by the Baltimore Orioles.
Signing Bonus$50,000Signing ScoutsHarry Dalton
MLB DebutApril 17,1965 [19.184]
OrganizationsBAL [21] Awards14Awards Voting16-791
TBC Player ID16312Retrosheet IDpalmj001MLBAM ID120196
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Player Notes:   Threw a no-hitter on August 13,1969 against the Oakland Athletics ... Opening Day Starter for Baltimore Orioles in 1974-1977,1979-1980 ... The Baltimore Orioles retired his #22 on September 1, 1985 ... Inducted into Baltimore Orioles Hall of Fame in 1986
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts45Walks59Hittable73SO/BB53vsPower73Hitting20Durability67Team.584Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1964nullInd--Rel181132.51190190000129.075423601301070001.595.23--9.077.470.82.786-
1965Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22S/R19543.7227621007192.0754938656754001.427.340.595.487.341.34.5563.56
1966Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22ST2015103.46303006000208.0176838021911477001.287.600.913.936.351.62.6003.76
1967nullA+--Rel21112.00505000027.02066010160001.116.67--3.335.331.60.500-
1967nullAAA--Rel210011.5720200007.012990560002.4315.43--6.437.711.20--
1967Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--Rel0113.97707000034.0321515015220001.388.47--3.975.821.47.500-
1967Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22ST21312.94990210049.0341816620232001.106.241.103.674.221.15.7504.42
1968nullA+--Rel22000.0020200008.04200950001.634.50--10.135.630.56--
1968nullAA--Rel22024.32606000025.0181312019260001.486.48--6.849.361.37.000-
1968nullAAA--Rel220013.5020200004.04660860003.009.00--18.0013.500.75--
1968Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor--Rel0024.3810010000037.0262118036370001.686.32--8.769.001.03.000-
1969Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22ST231642.342623311610181.0131484711641237101.086.510.553.186.121.92.8003.00
1970Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22ST2420102.713939017500305.026398922110019910301.197.760.622.955.871.99.6673.21
1971Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22ST252092.683737020300282.02319484191061848201.207.370.613.385.871.74.6903.15
1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22ST2621102.073636018300274.0219736321701844101.057.180.692.306.042.63.6772.82
1973Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22ST272292.403837119611296.02258679161131587001.146.830.493.434.801.40.7103.34
1974Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22ST287123.27262605200178.217678651269844001.378.870.603.484.231.22.3683.67
1975Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22ST2923112.0939381251011323.0253877520801934001.037.050.562.235.382.41.6762.94
1976Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22ST3022132.514040023600315.02551018820841595001.087.290.572.404.541.89.6293.25
1977Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22ST3120112.913939022300319.026310610324991937001.137.420.682.795.451.95.6453.44
1978Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22ST3221122.463838019600296.0246948119971385101.167.480.582.954.201.42.6363.47
1979Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22ST331063.30232217010155.214466571243671001.208.330.692.493.871.56.6253.70
1980Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22ST3416103.98343314000224.02381089926741092001.399.561.042.974.381.47.6154.28
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22ST35783.75222205000127.011760531446353101.288.270.993.252.470.76.4674.56
1982Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22ST361553.13363248211227.0195857922631032101.147.730.872.504.081.63.7503.90
1983Hagerstown SunsCaroA+bal-ST37203.46220000013.0136532110001.159.002.081.387.625.501.000-
1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22S/R37544.2314113001076.28642361119341101.3710.101.292.233.991.79.5564.48
1984Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22S/R38039.17532002017.222191821742002.2111.211.028.662.040.24.0006.67
MLB Totals - 19 Season(s)Filter2681522.8655852137211531543945.033491395125330313112212851101.187.630.692.995.041.69.6380.87
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter334.0719217000084.0714238353700001.487.610.325.687.501.32.500-
AAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter0012.27404000011.0161515013120002.6413.09--10.649.820.92--
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter024.32606000025.0181312019260001.486.48--6.849.361.37.000-
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter312.06927000048.0371411321320001.216.940.563.946.001.52.750-
Ind Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1132.51190190000129.075423601301070001.595.23--9.077.470.82.786-
Baltimore Orioles Totals - 19 Season(s)Filter2681522.8655852137211531543945.033491395125330313112212851101.187.630.692.995.041.69.638-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings1582.863129212310220.0187787017731235101.187.630.692.995.041.69.6520.87
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings884.07505450000220.018611010081391830001.487.610.325.687.501.32.500-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1965Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22p1929262500130011000000.192.222.308.5308127.267.116.154.2393.7037.0410.003.7026.0020.00
1966Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22p20367311710150033302000.096.132.151.28311278.154.055.096.1313.8542.3111.001.2873.0028.57
1967Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22p21913211001002903000.077.200.154.3542118.250.077.231.18011.1150.004.500.000.00100.00
1969Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22p23276451330060033002101.203.235.250.48516370.371.047.094.2234.2942.8610.000.000.0023.08
1970Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22p2444113131700190024807000.150.165.177.342201122.250.027.044.1571.6439.3424.000.82113.005.88
1971Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22p2538102720100910341011000.196.219.206.425211116.328.010.049.1982.5935.3413.670.000.005.00
1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22p-p263698122231080023606000.224.240.276.516274106.355.052.071.2351.8933.9618.000.000.0018.18
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter2194895285913411016207031101.174.200.215.41510513537.293.041.076.0002.9838.5512.940.56163.0015.29
Average MLB - Per 162 games1623623863712301012153023101.174.200.215.4157810397.293.041.076.0002.9838.5512.940.56163.0015.29

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1965Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal19P27-92617312623.8850.850.25-----2993.116.7
1966Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal20P30-2081426124140.9761.330.19-----3683.318.8
1967Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal21P9-4929-111111.0001.220.22-----9100.05.6
1969Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal23P26-181711111918.9470.690.10-----2796.316.0
1970Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal24P39-3052142246563.9691.620.21-----4488.624.1
1971Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal25P37-2822741537368.9321.840.24-----3897.423.4
1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26P36-2741437345451.9441.420.1914382.4136100.023.4
1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal26P36-2741437345451.9441.420.19-----36100.023.4
1973Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal27P38-2962435236159.9671.550.20161061.5238100.023.5
1974Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal28P26-1781533124948.9801.850.27-----26100.016.0
1975Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal29P39-3233052678882.9322.100.25-----39100.024.5
1976Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal30P40-3152749127776.9871.900.24-----40100.024.7
1977Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal31P39-3192048257068.9711.740.21-----39100.024.2
1978Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal32P38-2962743257270.9721.840.24-----38100.023.6
1979Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal33P23-1551023-133331.0001.430.21-----23100.014.5
1980Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal34P34-2241437265351.9621.500.23-----34100.021.0
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal35P22-1271226-238381.0001.730.30-----22100.021.0
1982Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal36P36-2271637235553.9641.470.23-----36100.022.2
1983Hagerstown Suns CaroA+bal37P2--24--661.0003.00------2100.01.5
1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal37P14-76581-1413.9290.930.17-----14100.08.6
1984Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal38P5-1713-1441.0000.800.24-----5100.03.1
MLB Totals for P - 19 season(s)-   P594-42183066143757957920.9611.550.22301369.835940.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P2--24--661.0003.00------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1965Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal1927----------
1966Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2030----------
1967Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal219----------
1969Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2326----------
1970Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2439----------
1971Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2537----------
1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2672----------
1973Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2738----------
1974Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2826----------
1975Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2939----------
1976Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal3040----------
1977Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal3139----------
1978Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal3238----------
1979Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal3323----------
1980Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal3434----------
1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal3522----------
1982Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal3636----------
1983Hagerstown Suns CaroA+bal372----------
1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal3714----------
1984Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal385----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1966Baltimore OriolesWorld SeriesMLB20100.001109.0403600.784.000.003.006.002.000.001.000
1969Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB23102.001109.01022401.3310.000.002.004.002.000.001.000
1969Baltimore OriolesWorld SeriesMLB23016.001006.0544501.507.500.006.007.501.250.00.000
1970Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB24101.001109.07131201.117.000.003.0012.004.000.001.000
1970Baltimore OriolesWorld SeriesMLB24104.6020015.21189901.326.320.005.175.171.000.001.000
1971Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB25103.001109.0733801.117.000.003.008.002.670.001.000
1971Baltimore OriolesWorld SeriesMLB25102.6520017.015591501.417.940.004.767.941.670.001.000
1973Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB27101.8431014.211381501.346.750.004.919.201.880.001.000
1974Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB28011.001109.0411400.564.000.001.004.004.000.00.000
1979Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB33003.001009.0732301.007.000.002.003.001.500.00.000
1979Baltimore OriolesWorld SeriesMLB33013.6020015.01865801.5310.800.003.004.801.600.00.000
1983Baltimore OriolesWorld SeriesMLB37100.001002.0201101.509.000.004.504.501.000.001.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 6 yrs411.96808500059.74601301946001.096.940.002.876.942.420.00.800
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 6 yrs423.20909100064.75502303144001.337.650.004.316.121.420.00.667

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1966Baltimore OriolesWorld SeriesMLB2014000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
1969Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB2315000000000300000.000.000.000.000005.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00
1969Baltimore OriolesWorld SeriesMLB2312000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
1970Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB2414111001000000000.250.250.500.750214.250.250.2500.000.000.000.000.00100.00
1970Baltimore OriolesWorld SeriesMLB2427110000000300000.143.143.143.286107.250.000.0000.0042.860.000.000.000.00
1971Baltimore OriolesChamp. SeriesMLB2525110000000100000.200.200.200.400105.250.000.0000.0020.000.000.000.000.00
1971Baltimore OriolesWorld SeriesMLB2524000002002200000.000.333.000.333006.000.000.50033.3333.331.000.000.000.00
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs414221001000400000.143.143.214.3573114.200.071.0710.0028.570.000.000.0050.00
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 4 yrs617110002002700000.059.158.059.2171019.100.000.11810.5336.843.500.000.000.00

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
1984Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal38Broadcaster1628577.52519.05Joe Altobelli
1985Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal39Broadcaster1618378.51616.04Earl Weaver,Cal Ripken,Joe Altobelli
1986Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal40Broadcaster1627389.45122.57Earl Weaver
1987Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal41Broadcaster1626795.41431.06Cal Ripken
1988Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal42Broadcaster16154107.33534.57Frank Robinson,Cal Ripken
1989Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal43Broadcaster1628775.5372.02Frank Robinson
1990Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal44Broadcaster1617685.47211.55Frank Robinson
1991Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal45Broadcaster1626795.41424.06Johnny Oates,Frank Robinson
1992Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal46Broadcaster1628973.5497.03Johnny Oates
1993Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal47Broadcaster1628577.52510.03Johnny Oates
1994Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal48Broadcaster1126349.5636.52Johnny Oates
1995Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal49Broadcaster1447173.49315.03Phil Regan
1996Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal50Broadcaster1628874.5434.02Davey JohnsonLost ALCS (Yankees)
1997Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal51Broadcaster1629864.605--1Davey JohnsonLost ALCS (Indians)
1998Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal52Broadcaster1627983.48835.04Ray Miller
1999Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal53Broadcaster1627884.48120.04Ray Miller
2000Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal54Broadcaster1627488.45713.54Mike Hargrove
2001Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal55Broadcaster1616398.39132.54Mike Hargrove
2002Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal56Broadcaster1626795.41436.54Mike Hargrove-
2003Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal57Broadcaster1627191.43830.04Mike Hargrove-
2004Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal58Broadcaster1627884.48123.03Lee Mazzilli-
2005Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal59Broadcaster1627488.45721.04Lee Mazzilli,Sam Perlozzo-
2006Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal60Broadcaster1627092.43227.04Sam Perlozzo
2007Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal61Broadcaster1626993.42627.04Sam Perlozzo,Dave Trembley
2008Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal62Broadcaster1616893.42228.55Dave Trembley
2009Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal63Broadcaster1626498.39539.05Dave Trembley
2010Baltimore OriolesALMLBMLBbal64Broadcaster1626696.40730.05Buck Showalter,Juan Samuel,Dave Trembley
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [14]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1973American League Cy Young Award1
1975AL Player of the Month (August) ... American League Cy Young Award ... American League Player of the Week (August 11-August 17)3
1976American League Cy Young Award ... American League Gold Glove (Pitcher) ... American League Player of the Week (September 6-September 12)3
1977American League Gold Glove (Pitcher) ... American League Player of the Week (April 11-April 17)2
1978American League Gold Glove (Pitcher) ... American League Player of the Week (May 22-May 28)2
1979American League Gold Glove (Pitcher)1
1982AL Pitcher of the Month (August) ... American League Player of the Week (August 30-September 5)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
1984-05-17Released by Orioles. 
1963-08-16ContractSigned as undrafted amateur Free Agent by Orioles. 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.