Orioles Card "O" the Day

An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Jim Palmer, 2005 Upper Deck Sweet Spot Classic #42

It's Jim Palmer's 68th birthday today. He won exactly 268 total games as a major leaguer. He had an earned run average of 2.68 in 1971, when he made the All-Star team and was one of the American League Champion Orioles' record four 20-game winners. He also earned 68.1 WAR (Wins Above Replacement) over his career as a pitcher, 35th-best all-time. From 1965 through 1984, the only season in which Palmer didn't appear in a single game with the O's was 1968, when he was rehabbing from surgery. He came back better than ever in 1969: 16-4, 2.34 ERA in 26 games.

What does this all mean? Nothing, probably. But what if it does?

1 comment:

jacobmrley said...

I give this post a 6 out of 8.