Jim Palmer Celebrity Life
Jim Palmer, born on 15th October 1945, is a professional American baseball player who won 3 Cy Young Awards (1973, 1975–76) as the American League’s best pitcher, with a lifetime earned-run average of 2.86, a record of 268–152 and 2,212 career strikeouts. He played with AL's Baltimore Orioles throughout his career (1965–84) and led the franchise to its first World Series title in 1966.
In each of 8 seasons (1970–73, 1975–78), Palmer, using a high kick for his pitching delivery, claimed 20 or more victories. He also earned 2 ERA awards, recording 2.40 in 1973 and 2.09 in 1975, and his excellent ability culminated in 4 Gold Glove Awards (1976–79).
A 6-time All-Star, Palmer was out for most of the season of 1967 and all of the season of 1968, and struggles in the early 1980s led to the release of Palmer in May 1984. He momentarily ended his baseball broadcasting career in 1991 to attempt a comeback, but in spring training, he was injured. In 1990, he was inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
In 1975, Palmer was back at peak performance, winning 23 games, throwing 10 shutouts, and managing a 2.09 ERA, all top American League scores. Palmer suffered from arm fatigue and various minor injuries in the next 6 of the 1980s seasons, but he still supported the pitching staff with a stable veteran presence.
The 17 years between Palmer’s 1966 and 1983 World Series win is considered to be the time period between 1st and last pitching victories of a pitcher in major league history. He was also the only pitcher in the history of major league baseball to have won games in the World Series in three decades. In the Orioles history, Palmer is also the only player to have appeared in all 6 World Series appearances.
Palmer retired during the season of 1984 after having been released by Baltimore and in 1990, he was elected to the Hall of Fame. Palmer tried a comeback with the Orioles in 1991 but retired permanently after giving 5 hits and 2 runs in a spring training game in 2 innings.
He retired with a record of 268–152 (win-loss) and an ERA of 2.86. Palmer was ranked No. 64 on the list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players in The Sporting News in 1999 and was chosen as a finalist for the All-Century Major League Baseball Team.
In 1964, Palmer married Susan Ryan shortly after graduating from high school and he has 2 daughters with her, Jamie and Kelly. Palmer got married to Susan Earle in 2007, who has an autistic son. In 2006, Palmer bought a penthouse condo in Baltimore’s Little Italy, which he uses for Orioles’ broadcasts when in Baltimore.
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