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==Playing career==
 
==Playing career==
Palmer has been considered one of the best pitchers in Orioles—and major-league—history. He was a mainstay in the rotation during Baltimore's six pennant-winning teams in the 1960s (1966 & 1969), 1970s (1970, 1971 & 1979) and 1980s (1983). Also, he is the only pitcher in big-league history to [[Win (baseball statistics)|win]] [[World Series]] games in three decades (1966, 1970–71, 1983). One of his most amazing feats is that during his 19-year major league career of 575 games (including 17 postseason games), he never surrendered a grand slam. He was sidelined several times by arm, shoulder and back problems, but still won 20 games in 8 different seasons (1970-1973 & 1975-1978) and in 4 other seasons went 15-10 (1966), 16-4 (1969), 16-10 (1980) and 15-5 (1982). He was one of four 20-game winners in the Orioles starting rotation in 1971, only the second rotation in major league history to include four 20-game winners, along with the [[1920 Chicago White Sox]]. He was the only one of 4 20-game winners to repeat in [[1972]]. Jim Palmer is also the last surviving member of the 4 20-game winners. [[Dave McNally]] died in [[1998]], [[Pat Dobson]] died in [[2006]], and [[Mike Cuellar]] died in [[2010]]. Palmer is the only righthanded pitcher of the lively ball era - since 1920 - to win 20 games 8 different times (lefties [[Warren Spahn]] and [[Lefty Grove]] 8 did it), with righthanders [[Bob Lemon]] and [[Ferguson Jenkins]] doing it 7 times. Palmer won spots on 6 all-star teams, 4 Gold Gloves, 3 Cy Young Awards, and 2 ERA titles. He led the American League in victories three times. [[Tom Seaver]] and Jim Palmer were widely considered to be the best major league pitchers during the 1970s - but Palmer was not known to many until he began advertising [[jockey shorts]]. Palmer retired in 1984 as a member of the defending World Champions. He was elected to the [[Baseball Hall of Fame]] in 1990 along with [[Joe Morgan]].
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Palmer has been considered one of the best pitchers in Orioles -- and major-league -- history. He was a mainstay in the rotation during Baltimore's six pennant-winning teams in the 1960s (1966 & 1969), 1970s (1970, 1971 & 1979) and 1980s (1983). Also, he is the only pitcher in big-league history to [[Win (baseball statistics)|win]] [[World Series]] games in three decades (1966, 1970-71, 1983). One of his most amazing feats is that during his 19-year major league career of 575 games (including 17 postseason games), he never surrendered a grand slam. He was sidelined several times by arm, shoulder and back problems, but still won 20 games in 8 different seasons (1970-1973 & 1975-1978) and in 4 other seasons went 15-10 (1966), 16-4 (1969), 16-10 (1980) and 15-5 (1982). He was one of four 20-game winners in the Orioles starting rotation in 1971, only the second rotation in major league history to include four 20-game winners, along with the [[1920 Chicago White Sox]]. He was the only one of 4 20-game winners to repeat in [[1972]]. Jim Palmer is also the last surviving member of the 4 20-game winners. [[Dave McNally]] died in [[1998]], [[Pat Dobson]] died in [[2006]], and [[Mike Cuellar]] died in [[2010]]. Palmer is the only righthanded pitcher of the lively ball era - since 1920 - to win 20 games 8 different times (lefties [[Warren Spahn]] and [[Lefty Grove]] 8 did it), with righthanders [[Bob Lemon]] and [[Ferguson Jenkins]] doing it 7 times. Palmer won spots on 6 all-star teams, 4 Gold Gloves, 3 Cy Young Awards, and 2 ERA titles. He led the American League in victories three times. [[Tom Seaver]] and [[Jim Palmer]] were widely considered to be the best major league pitchers during the 1970's - but Palmer was not known to many until he began advertising [[jockey shorts]]. Palmer retired in 1984 as a member of the defending World Champions. He was elected to the [[Baseball Hall of Fame]] in 1990 along with [[Joe Morgan]].
   
 
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