Jim Palmer

Jim Palmer, Color Analyst


A Baltimore Orioles pitching legend and Hall-of-Famer, Jim Palmer has served as an analyst for Orioles Television for 16 seasons. He has worked as an analyst on ABC-TV for 13 years and also spent time with ESPN, where he was nominated for a CableACE award after one season.

Without doubt the finest pitcher in Orioles history, Palmer is one of the six players to have his uniform number (22) retired. In the 20 years (1965-‘84) he spent with the Orioles, Palmer put his name atop the record books for wins (268), losses (152), games (558), innings pitched (3,948), shutouts (53), complete games (211), strikeouts (2,212), and walks (1,311).

He earned three Cy Young Awards (1973, 1975, 1976). Palmer also started and went the distance to win pennant clinching games four times (1966, 1969, 1970, 1971) and was 8-3 in postseason play.

In 1966, at 20 years old, Palmer became the youngest pitcher ever to throw a World Series shutout, and in 1983 he became the only hurler to win a World Series game in each of three decades.