» May 16, 1965: Oriole teenager Jim Palmer picks up his first major league win, topping the Yankees, 75. Palmer also bangs his first major league homer, a two-run drive off Jim Bouton, to give himself the victory margin.
» June 13, 1966:
Orioles pitchers Jim Palmer (63) and Eddie Watt combine to blank the Yankees 80 and give Baltimore an AL lead it will not relinquish.
» June 23, 1966: At Yankees Stadium, Jim Palmer beats the Yankees, 52, for an Oriole victory.
» July 1, 1967:
Baltimore's Jim Palmer gives up a grand slambut its in the minors. Sent to Rochester (International League) to rehabilitate from back problems, Rochester manager Earl Weaver starts the 21-year-old against Buffalo, in a game moved to Niagara Falls because of racial disturbances on Buffalo's east side. Palmer is given a 70 lead, but the Bisons score five runs in the 3rd, four coming home on a grand slam by Johnny Bench. Rochester hangs on to win, 108.
» April 13, 1969: After two years of arm trouble, the O's Jim Palmer shuts out the Senators, 20, on a four-hitter. It is Palmer's first appearance for the Orioles since September 19, 1967.
» April 21, 1969: Jim Palmer wins his 3rd straight, allowing four hits, as the Orioles clobber the Indians, 110.
» August 13, 1969: Baltimore's Jim Palmer leaves no doubt about his comeback with a 80 no-hitter against Oakland. Reggie Jackson, leading the American League with 42 home runs, walks three times, as the A's drop two games behind the Twins in the West. Palmer, now 11-2, pushes the O's lead to a comfortable 14 1/2 games.
» April 29, 1970: Baltimore's Paul Blair collects three homers and six RBIs in an 182 rout of the White Sox. Elrod Hendricks and Boog Powell also homer, each with two men on to back Jim Palmer.
» September 11, 1970:
Sonny Siebert and Jim Palmer each pitch 12 innings, but Eddie Watt gets the win for Baltimore by pitching the 13th in the 32 win. Boston's Sparky Lyle is the loser giving up hits to the two batters he faces.
» September 20, 1970: Jim Palmer wins his 20th game, defeating the Indians, 70. The Orioles are the first club since 1956 to have three 20-game winners.
» October 5, 1970: Johnny Bench and Tony Perez homer as the Reds beat the Pirates 32, while Jim Palmer pitches Baltimore to a 61 win over Minnesota. Both teams thus complete sweeps of their respective LCS and advance to the World Series.
» September 26, 1971: Jim Palmer becomes the 4th member of the Orioles 1971 pitching staff to notch his 20th victory, shutting out the host Indians, 50. Only one other team in ML historythe 1920 White Soxboasted four 20-game winners.
» June 29, 1972: Jim Palmer's 8-game win streak ends as the Yanks chase the ace in the 2nd inning of a 43 win. Mel Stottlemyre, with relief from Sparky Lyle, gains his 7th win.
» September 8, 1972:
Mickey Lolich wins his 20th game of the year as Detroit tips the Orioles, 43. The Tigers jump on Jim Palmer (18-8) for three runs in the 1st inning. Seelbach pitches the last three 1/3 innings of shutout ball for the save.
» April 15, 1973: Brewer rookie Gorman Thomas hits his first ML homer, off Jim Palmer, to tie the O's in 9th, and Milwaukee wins it in the 11 on Pedro Garcia's game-winner, The Orioles split for the day by taking the nitecap.
» June 16, 1973: The Orioles Jim Palmer retires the first 25 batters before Ken Suarez singles with one out in the 9th. Palmer holds on for a 2-hit 91 win over the Rangers.
» July 27, 1973:
In the first game of a twinbill, Cleveland's George Hendrick singles in the 8th to stop Jim Palmer's no-hit bid. Palmer and the O's coast to a 90 win. The Tribe takes the nitecap, 52, with Bob Reynolds getting the W.
» October 6, 1973: Jim Palmer fans 12 in shutting out the A's 60 in the opening game of the American League Championship Series. Meanwhile, Tom Seaver fans 13 and takes a 10 lead into the 8th inning of the National League opener, only to be beaten by home runs by Pete Rose and Johnny Bench. The Reds top the Mets 21.
» November 14, 1973: Reggie Jackson wins the AL MVP Award unanimously. The Oakland star led the league in runs (99), home runs (32), RBI (117), and slugging (.531). Jim Palmer is named the AL Cy Young winner.
» March 18, 1974: At Pompano Beach, singer Charlie Pride plays for the Texas Rangers against Jim Palmer and the Orioles. The former Negro Leaguer grounds out and singles in two at-bats, as the O's coast, 142.
» August 5, 1975:
Red Sox pitcher Roger Moret, scheduled to pitch today, crashes his car in Connecticut at 4:30 a.m. He's okay and starts, but his Red Sox lose to the Orioles and Jim Palmer, 30.
» November 4, 1975: The Orioles Jim Palmer wins his 2nd Cy Young Award, after pacing the American League in wins (23), shutouts (10), and ERA (2.09).
» April 9, 1976: In a classic Opening Day pitchers' duel between the Orioles Jim Palmer and the Red Sox Fergie Jenkins, who would combine for 552 ML wins, Palmer prevails 10.
» August 10, 1976: Jim Palmer one-hits the Twins, as the O's win, 20. Mike Cubbage's single in the 2nd is the only hit.
» November 5, 1976:
Baltimore's Jim Palmer easily outpoints Detroit's sensational rookie Mark Fidrych to win the AL Cy Young Award.
» June 22, 1977:
The Red Sox bang five homers (Scott, Rice, Fisk 2, Hobson), all off Jim Palmer, to beat Baltimore, 54. The Sox have now won 12 of their last 13 games and set homer records for eight games (29), seven games (26), and six games (24). The Sox reach 100 homers, the earliest they ever have.
» July 19, 1977: At Yankee Stadium, the National League scores four times in the opening inning off Jim Palmer, en route to a 75 All-Star Game victory. Don Sutton, hurling three scoreless innings, is named the game's MVP.
» August 12, 1977: For the 2nd straight day, Oakland's Manny Sanguillen foils a no-hit bid. Today's single is off the Orioles Jim Palmer, who settles for a 2-hit 60 victory. Yesterday's hit was off the Yankees Mike Torrez, who finished with a 30 two-hitter.
» June 10, 1978: The Orioles score in the 9th inning against the A's to give Jim Palmer his 3rd 10 victory in 18 days. The Baltimore ace shut down Detroit on May 24th and New York on June 1st.
» September 4, 1978:
At Baltimore, the Orioles top the Red Sox, 41, behind Jim Palmer. Rookie Bob Sprowl pitches credibly in his ML debut, but takes the loss.
» April 6, 1979:
At Baltimore, manager Earl Weaver wins his 1,000th game as a skipper, as the O's open with a 53 win over the White Sox. Jim Palmer allows three hits to win. Rich Dauer, who ended the 1978 season by driving in a run in 10 straight games, adds another game to the streak with an infield out.
» April 10, 1980:
The Orioles win their season opener, 53, over the White Sox. Jim Palmer outpitches Steve Trout.
» April 15, 1980: Before a crowd of 50,244, the Orioles' biggest Opening Day crowd, Jim Palmer stops the Royals 122.
» November 4, 1980: Steve Carlton joins Sandy Koufax, Tom Seaver, and Jim Palmer as the only pitchers to win three Cy Young Awards, garnering 23 of 24 first-place votes to take National League honors. Carlton was 24-9 with a 2.34 ERA and led the NL with 286 strikeouts.
» May 25, 1982:
Jim Palmer (2-2) wins his 250th career game for Baltimore, 103 over the Rangers. Gary Roenicke has a pair of home runs and John Lowenstein adds one.
» May 30, 1982: Toronto's Jim Gott beats Jim Palmer and the Orioles, 60. Cal Ripken starts his streak of 8243 consecutive innings played which will end in 1987.
» June 7, 1982:
The O's Jim Palmer tops the Brewers, 72, giving up five hits, to even his record at 33. Palmer will win his next nine games.
» September 4, 1982: At Baltimore, Jim Palmer one-hits the Twins 30 for Baltimore to get his 11th consecutive victory. The only hit is Gary Gaetti's 2-out single in the 5th inning. It is Palmer's 2nd career one-hitter against the Twins.
» November 3, 1982: Pete Vuckovich becomes the Brewers' 2nd consecutive American League Cy Young Award winner, edging Jim Palmer. Vuckovich was 18-6 with a 3.34 ERA for the AL champions, and has the highest winning percentage in the majors for the past two seasons.
» October 14, 1983: The Orioles rally to win game three by a 32 margin. Jim Palmer wins and his batterymate Rick Dempsey has two doubles.
» May 16, 1984:
The Orioles release veteran pitcher Jim Palmer, who was 03 with a 9.17 ERA this season. Palmer is asked to retire and accept a job with the organization, but he declines, hoping to find a roster spot on another ML team.
» November 11, 1987: Roger Clemens becomes the first pitcher since Jim Palmer in 1975-76 to win consecutive Cy Young Awards, collecting 21 of 28 first-place votes to easily beat runner-up Jimmy Key.
» September 22, 1989: Dave Stewart becomes the first pitcher since Jim Palmer (1975-78) to win 20 games in three straight seasons by beating the Twins 52. It is also Stewart's 100th ML win.
» January 9, 1990: Jim Palmer, a 3-time American League Cy Young Award winner, and Joe Morgan, a 2-time National League MVP, are elected to the Hall of Fame in their first years of eligibility.
» August 5, 1990: Hall of Fame induction ceremonies for Jim Palmer and Joe Morgan are rained out in Cooperstown, NY. The ceremony will be conducted the following day at a local high school.
» September 14, 1990:
Oakland's Dave Stewart wins his 20th game of the season 91 over the Twins to become the first pitcher since Jim Palmer (1975-78) to post four straight 20-game seasons.
» March 11, 1991: Jim Palmer, who is in the Orioles camp as a non-roster player, has a shaky outing against the Red Sox, giving up five hits and two runs in two innings. Palmer, who retired in 1984, will retire again tomorrow, citing a hamstring injury.