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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
James Alvin Palmer
Stat Years
1964-1984  [mlb] 1965-1984
Height/Weight
6-3 / 196
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (596)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
High School
Scottsdale (Scottsdale,AZ)
Colleges
Arizona State University (Tempe, Arizona)
Draft
Signed as undrafted free agent by the Baltimore Orioles in 1963
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Harry Dalton
MLB Debut
1965-04-17 - Boxscore  (Age: 19.184)
Service Time
Organizations
BAL [19]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 16312 ... retro id: palmj001 ... mlbam id: 120196
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1964AberdeenNorthernInd----181---1132.5119000000129.075423601301070001.595.230.009.077.472.930.82.786
    1964Indy TotalsbyYearIndy----181---1132.51190000190129.075423601301070001.595.230.009.077.472.930.82.786
    1965Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22192Log - Sp - Ext - Perf543.7227600721192.0754938656754021.427.340.595.487.344.791.34.556
    1965MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----191Log - Sp - Ext - Perf543.7227600721192.0754938656754021.427.340.595.487.344.791.34.556
    1966Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22203Log - Sp - Ext - Perf15103.46303060000208.1176838021911477001.287.600.913.936.353.591.62.600
    1966MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----201Log - Sp - Ext - Perf15103.46303060000208.3176838021911477001.287.610.913.946.363.591.62.600
    1967MiamiFSLA+----214---112.00500000027.02066010160001.116.670.003.335.332.001.60.500
    1967RochesterILAAA----214---0011.5720000007.012990560002.4315.430.006.437.7111.571.20.000
    1967Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22214Log - Sp - Ext - Perf312.94992100049.0341816620232001.106.241.103.674.223.311.15.750
    1967Minor Totals: byYearAAA/A+----212---113.97700007034.0321515015220001.388.470.003.975.823.971.47.500
    1967MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----211Log - Sp - Ext - Perf312.94992100049.0341816620232001.106.241.103.674.223.311.15.750
    1968MiamiFSLA+----225---000.0020000008.04200950001.634.500.0010.135.632.250.56.000
    1968ElmiraEastAA----225---024.32600000025.0181312019260001.486.480.006.849.364.681.37.000
    1968RochesterILAAA----225---0013.5020000004.04660860003.009.000.0018.0013.5013.500.75.000
    1968Minor Totals: byYearA+/AAA/AA----223---024.3810000010037.0262118036370001.686.320.008.769.005.111.03.000
    1969Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22236Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1642.342623116130181.0131484711641237111.086.510.553.186.122.391.92.800
    1969MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1642.342623116130181.0131484711641237111.086.510.553.186.122.391.92.800
    1970Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22247Log - Sp - Ext - Perf20102.713939175000305.026398922110019910311.197.760.622.955.872.891.99.667
    1970MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf20102.713939175000305.026398922110019910311.197.760.622.955.872.891.99.667
    1971Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22258Log - Sp - Ext - Perf2092.683737203000282.02319484191061848241.207.370.613.385.873.001.74.690
    1971MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf2092.683737203000282.02319484191061848241.207.370.613.385.873.001.74.690
    1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal22269Log - Sp - Ext - Perf21102.073636183000274.1219736321701844111.057.180.692.306.042.392.63.677
    1972MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf21102.073636183000274.3219736321701844111.057.190.692.306.042.402.63.677
    1973Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal222710Log - Sp - Ext - Perf2292.403837196111296.12258679161131587031.146.830.493.434.802.611.40.710
    1973MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf2292.403837196111296.32258679161131587031.146.840.493.434.802.611.40.710
    1974Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal222811Log - Sp - Ext - Perf7123.27262652000178.217678651269844031.378.870.603.484.233.931.22.368
    1974MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf7123.28262652000178.717678651269844031.378.890.613.484.243.941.22.368
    1975Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal222912Log - Sp - Ext - Perf23112.0939382510111323.0253877520801934021.037.050.562.235.382.422.41.676
    1975MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf23112.0939382510111323.0253877520801934021.037.050.562.235.382.422.41.676
    1976Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal223013Log - Sp - Ext - Perf22132.514040236000315.02551018820841595081.087.290.572.404.542.891.89.629
    1976MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf22132.514040236000315.02551018820841595081.087.290.572.404.542.891.89.629
    1977Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal223114Log - Sp - Ext - Perf20112.913939223000319.026310610324991937031.137.420.682.795.452.991.95.645
    1977MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----311Log - Sp - Ext - Perf20112.913939223000319.026310610324991937031.137.420.682.795.452.991.95.645
    1978Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal223215Log - Sp - Ext - Perf21122.463838196000296.0246948119971385111.167.480.582.954.202.861.42.636
    1978MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----321Log - Sp - Ext - Perf21122.463838196000296.0246948119971385111.167.480.582.954.202.861.42.636
    1979Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal223316Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1063.30232270110155.214466571243671001.208.330.692.493.873.821.56.625
    1979MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----331Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1063.31232270110155.714466571243671001.208.350.702.493.893.831.56.625
    1980Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal223417Log - Sp - Ext - Perf16103.98343340010224.02381089926741092031.399.561.042.974.384.341.47.615
    1980MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----341Log - Sp - Ext - Perf16103.98343340010224.02381089926741092031.399.561.042.974.384.341.47.615
    1981Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal223518Log - Sp - Ext - Perf783.75222250000127.111760531446353121.288.270.993.252.474.240.76.467
    1981MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----351Log - Sp - Ext - Perf783.75222250000127.311760531446353121.288.280.993.262.484.250.76.467
    1982Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal223619Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1553.13363282141227.0195857922631032141.147.730.872.504.083.371.63.750
    1982MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----361Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1553.13363282141227.0195857922631032141.147.730.872.504.083.371.63.750
    1983Hagerstown SunsCaroA+bal-3720---203.46220000013.0136532110001.159.002.081.387.624.155.501.000
    1983Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal223720Log - Sp - Ext - Perf544.2314110013076.28642361119341101.3710.101.292.233.994.931.79.556
    1983Minor Totals: BALbyYearA+----371---203.46220000013.0136532110001.159.002.081.387.624.155.501.000
    1983MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----371Log - Sp - Ext - Perf544.2514110013076.78642361119341101.3810.161.302.244.024.961.79.556
    1984Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal223821Log - Sp - Ext - Perf039.17530022017.222191821742002.2111.211.028.662.049.680.24.000
    1984MLB Totals: BALbyYearMLB----381Log - Sp - Ext - Perf039.42530022017.722191821742002.2711.511.058.902.099.940.24.000
    MLB Totals (19 yrs)2681522.8655852121153153743,948.0334913951253303131122128511381.187.630.692.995.043.181.69.638
    American League Totals (19 yrs)2681522.8655852121153153743,948.0334913951253303131122128511381.187.630.692.995.043.181.69.638
    Minor League Totals334.0719200017084.0714238353700001.487.610.325.687.504.501.32.500
    Minor: Ind Totals1132.51190000190129.075423601301070001.595.230.009.077.472.930.82.786
    Minor: A+ Totals312.06920007048.0371411321320001.216.940.563.946.002.631.52.750
    Minor: AA Totals024.32600006025.0181312019260001.486.480.006.849.364.681.37.000
    Minor: AAA Totals0012.27400004011.0161515013120002.6413.090.0010.649.8212.270.92.000
    Baltimore Orioles Totals (19 yrs)2681522.8655852121153153743,948.0334913951253303131122128511381.187.630.692.995.043.181.69.638
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1965Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2219pL-S-E-P129262500130011000000.192.222.308.5302781.154.116.2673.7037.0410.0026.03.7020.0
    1966Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2220pL-S-E-P2367311710150033302000.096.132.151.28378112.096.055.1543.8542.3111.0073.01.2828.6
    1967Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2221pL-S-E-P3913211001002903000.077.200.154.3541821.231.077.25011.1150.004.500.00.00100.0
    1969Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2223pL-S-E-P4276451330060033002101.203.235.250.48570163.094.047.3714.2942.8610.000.00.0023.1
    1970Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2224pL-S-E-P544113131700190024807000.150.165.177.342122201.044.027.2501.6439.3424.00113.00.825.9
    1971Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2225pL-S-E-P638102720100910341011000.196.219.206.425116211.049.010.3282.5935.3413.670.00.005.0
    1972Baltimore OriolesALMLBbal2226p-pL-S-E-P73698122231080023606000.224.240.276.516106274.071.052.3551.8933.9618.000.00.0018.2
    MLB Totals (7 yrs)2194895285913411016207031101.174.200.215.41553710513.076.041.2932.9838.5512.94163.00.5615.3
    American League Totals (7 yrs)2194895285913411016207031101.174.200.215.41553710513.076.041.2932.9838.5512.94163.00.5615.3
    Baltimore Orioles Totals (7 yrs)2194895285913411016207031101.174.200.215.41553710513.076.041.2932.9838.5512.94163.00.5615.3
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1965Baltimore OriolesALMLB19P27092.0617312623.8850.900.2516.793.17
    1966Baltimore OriolesALMLB20P300208.11426124140.9761.300.1918.883.38
    1967Baltimore OriolesALMLB21P9049.0290111111.0001.200.225.6100.013
    1969Baltimore OriolesALMLB23P260181.0711111918.9470.700.1016.096.310
    1970Baltimore OriolesALMLB24P390305.02142246563.9691.600.2124.188.65
    1971Baltimore OriolesALMLB25P370282.02741537368.9321.800.2423.497.43
    1972Baltimore OriolesALMLB26P360274.11437345451.9441.400.1923.4100.07
    1972Baltimore OriolesALMLB26P360274.11437345451.9441.400.1923.4100.07
    1973Baltimore OriolesALMLB27P380296.12435236159.9671.600.2023.5100.03
    1974Baltimore OriolesALMLB28P260178.21533124948.9801.800.2716.0100.07
    1975Baltimore OriolesALMLB29P390323.03052678882.9322.100.2524.5100.02
    1976Baltimore OriolesALMLB30P400315.02749127776.9871.900.2424.7100.02
    1977Baltimore OriolesALMLB31P390319.02048257068.9711.700.2124.2100.03
    1978Baltimore OriolesALMLB32P380296.02743257270.9721.800.2423.6100.05
    1979Baltimore OriolesALMLB33P230155.210230133331.0001.400.2114.5100.09
    1980Baltimore OriolesALMLB34P340224.01437265351.9621.500.2321.0100.06
    1981Baltimore OriolesALMLB35P220127.112260238381.0001.700.3021.0100.06
    1982Baltimore OriolesALMLB36P360227.01637235553.9641.500.2322.2100.06
    1983Hagerstown SunsCaroA+37P200.02400661.0003.000.001.5100.022
    1983Baltimore OriolesALMLB37P14076.258101413.9290.900.178.6100.010
    1984Baltimore OriolesALMLB38P5017.21301441.0000.800.233.1100.012
    MLB Totals - (P)59404,2193066143757957920.9611.500.220.00.00
    A+ Totals - (P)2002400661.0003.000.000.00.00
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    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1965MLB27----------
    1966MLB30----------
    1967MLB9----------
    1969MLB26----------
    1970MLB39----------
    1971MLB37----------
    1972MLB72----------
    1973MLB38----------
    1974MLB26----------
    1975MLB39----------
    1976MLB40----------
    1977MLB39----------
    1978MLB38----------
    1979MLB23----------
    1980MLB34----------
    1981MLB22----------
    1982MLB36----------
    1983MLB14----------
    1983Minor2----------
    1984MLB5----------
    Totals596----------