Jim Palmer

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James Alvin Palmer (born October 15, 1945) is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played 19 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles (1965–1967, 1969–1984).wikipedia
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James Alvin Palmer (born October 15, 1945) is an American former professional baseball pitcher who played 19 years in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Baltimore Orioles (1965–1967, 1969–1984).
This era of the club featured several future Hall of Famers who would later be inducted representing the Orioles, such as third baseman Brooks Robinson, outfielder Frank Robinson, starting pitcher Jim Palmer, first baseman Eddie Murray, shortstop Cal Ripken Jr., and manager Earl Weaver.

1990 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting

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He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.
elected two, Joe Morgan and Jim Palmer.

1971 Baltimore Orioles season

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He was one of the starters on the last rotation to feature four 20-game winners in a single season in 1971.
As of 2016, the 1971 Orioles are one of only two Major League Baseball clubs (the 1920 Chicago White Sox being the other) to have four 20-game winners in a season: Jim Palmer, Dave McNally, Mike Cuellar, and Pat Dobson.

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In Game 2 of that World Series, at Dodger Stadium, he became the youngest pitcher (20 years, 11 months) to win a complete-game, World Series shutout, defeating the defending world champion Dodgers 6–0.
Jim Palmer was the last American League pitcher to achieve this mark with 10 in 1975, and John Tudor was the last National League pitcher with 10 in 1985, not including the 11th shutout that Tudor threw in the World Series that year.

Scottsdale High School

Showing talent playing American Legion Baseball at the amateur level, upon graduating from Arizona's Scottsdale High School in 1963, Palmer signed a minor-league contract at the age of 18.

Dave McNally

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Palmer, Wally Bunker and Dave McNally pitched shutouts in the next three games. In, Palmer returned healthy, rejoining an Orioles rotation that included 20-game winners Dave McNally and Mike Cuellar.
McNally's shutout capped a World Series in which Baltimore pitchers set a Fall Classic record by pitching 33⅓ consecutive shutout innings, beginning with Moe Drabowsky's 6⅔ scoreless innings in relief of McNally (Drabowsky entered the game in the third inning and issued a bases-loaded walk that scored Lou Johnson—the Dodgers' second and last run of this Series) in Game One, followed by shutouts from Jim Palmer and Wally Bunker.

1969 World Series

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The heavily favored Orioles were beaten in the 1969 World Series by the New York Mets with Palmer taking the loss in Game 3.
The Orioles were led by star sluggers Frank Robinson and Boog Powell, who each hit over 30 home runs and drove in over 100 runs; third baseman Brooks Robinson, perhaps the best-fielding hot-corner player in baseball history; and pitchers Mike Cuellar, Dave McNally, and Jim Palmer, who combined for 63 victories.

1983 World Series

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His final major-league victory was noteworthy: pitching in relief of Mike Flanagan in the third game of the 1983 World Series, he faced the Phillies' celebrity-studded batting order and gave up no runs in a close Oriole win.
After winning fifteen games in 1982, 37-year-old pitcher Jim Palmer started only eleven games in 1983, winning five and losing four.

ESPN on ABC

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Since his retirement as an active player in 1984, Palmer has worked as a color commentator on telecasts of MLB games for ABC and ESPN and for the Orioles on Home Team Sports (HTS), Comcast SportsNet (CSN) Mid-Atlantic and the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN).

Rawlings Gold Glove Award

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He also won at least 20 games in eight different seasons and won three Cy Young Awards and four Gold Gloves during the decade.

1985 World Series

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Palmer announced the 1985 World Series, where he was supposed to team with Michaels and Howard Cosell, whom Palmer had worked with on the previous year's ALCS.
Also, this was the first World Series to feature television commentator Tim McCarver, who called the games for ABC with Al Michaels and Jim Palmer.

1966 World Series

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In Game 2 of that World Series, at Dodger Stadium, he became the youngest pitcher (20 years, 11 months) to win a complete-game, World Series shutout, defeating the defending world champion Dodgers 6–0. He is also the youngest to pitch a complete-game shutout in a World Series, doing so nine days before his 21st birthday in 1966.

Moe Drabowsky

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The Dodgers' last run was against Moe Drabowsky in the third inning of Game 1.
That would be the last run the Dodgers scored in the entire series, however, as the Orioles would sweep the them 4–0, the Orioles' next three wins coming on shutouts from Jim Palmer, Wally Bunker, and McNally.

Wally Bunker

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Palmer, Wally Bunker and Dave McNally pitched shutouts in the next three games.
In Game 3 of that Series, Bunker outdueled Claude Osteen with a six-hit, 1-0 shutout, which was sandwiched between shutouts by Jim Palmer and Dave McNally as the Orioles set a Series record by not allowing a run for 33 1⁄3 consecutive innings.

Al Michaels

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From to, Palmer formed an announcing team with Al Michaels and Tim McCarver at ABC.
In 1986, Michaels was also on hand for what he says was "the greatest of all the thousands of games I've done." On October 12 at Anaheim Stadium, Michaels along with Jim Palmer called Game 5 of the American League Championship Series.

Mike Cuellar

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In, Palmer returned healthy, rejoining an Orioles rotation that included 20-game winners Dave McNally and Mike Cuellar.
With the acquisition of Cuellar, joining the likes of Jim Palmer and Dave McNally, and sluggers Frank Robinson, Brooks Robinson and Boog Powell, the Orioles began one of the strongest sequences of years in professional baseball in 1969.

Sandy Koufax

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The underdog Orioles swept the series over a Los Angeles team that featured Sandy Koufax, Don Drysdale and Claude Osteen.
Baltimore's twenty-year-old Jim Palmer pitched a four-hitter and the Orioles won 6–0.

Pat Dobson

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In, Cuellar went 24–8, McNally 24–9, Palmer 20–10; in the trio went 20–9, 21–5 and 20–9, respectively, with Pat Dobson going 20–8.
Dobson posted a 20–8, 187, 2.90 season record, and was part of the Orioles' "Big Four" pitching staff along with Dave McNally (21–5), Mike Cuellar (20–9), and Jim Palmer (20–10).

Tim McCarver

From to, Palmer formed an announcing team with Al Michaels and Tim McCarver at ABC.
His work at NBC was followed by stints with ABC (where he teamed with Don Drysdale on backup Monday Night Baseball games in 1984 and Al Michaels and Jim Palmer from 1985 to 1989 and again from 1994 to 1995 under the "Baseball Network" umbrella) and CBS (where he teamed with Jack Buck from 1990 to 1991 and Sean McDonough from 1992 to 1993).

The Baseball Network

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From to, Palmer returned to ABC (this time, via a revenue sharing joint venture between Major League Baseball, ABC and NBC called The Baseball Network) to once again broadcast with Tim McCarver and Al Michaels.
Tim McCarver, who had just spent four years at CBS, returned as an analyst along with Jim Palmer.

1989 World Series

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Palmer was present at San Francisco's Candlestick Park on October 17, when the Loma Prieta earthquake hit prior to Game 3 of the World Series.
Michaels, McCarver, and third man in the booth Jim Palmer grabbed for whatever they could to brace themselves and grabbed on to one another's legs, leaving all three men with thigh bruises.

Mike Flanagan (baseball)

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His final major-league victory was noteworthy: pitching in relief of Mike Flanagan in the third game of the 1983 World Series, he faced the Phillies' celebrity-studded batting order and gave up no runs in a close Oriole win.
Both he and Jim Palmer worked with rotating play-by-play announcers Gary Thorne and Jim Hunter.

Major League Baseball on ABC

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While still an active player, Palmer did color commentary for ABC for their coverage of the 1978, 1980 and 1982 American League Championship Series, 1981 American League Division Series between Oakland and Kansas City, and the 1981 World Series.
During the regular season, McCarver teamed with Don Drysdale (who teamed with Earl Weaver and Reggie Jackson for the 1984 NLCS) on backup games while Al Michaels, Jim Palmer and Earl Weaver/Howard Cosell formed ABC's number one broadcasting team.

1982 American League Championship Series

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While still an active player, Palmer did color commentary for ABC for their coverage of the 1978, 1980 and 1982 American League Championship Series, 1981 American League Division Series between Oakland and Kansas City, and the 1981 World Series.

1981 American League Division Series

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While still an active player, Palmer did color commentary for ABC for their coverage of the 1978, 1980 and 1982 American League Championship Series, 1981 American League Division Series between Oakland and Kansas City, and the 1981 World Series.