Though born in New York City, Jim Palmer was raised first in California and then in Arizona where, as a high school student, he excelled in football, baseball, and basketball. At age 18 he signed with the Baltimore Orioles and pitched for them from 1965 to 1984, winning…more
He was named to six AL All-Star Teams.
He appeared on the back cover of a 1983 book titled "Not Just Another Pretty Face - An Intimate Look at America's Top Male Models."
He is married to Susan Schimtd.
He went to high school in Scottsdale, Arizona.
He has two daughters and a step-son.
Jim Palmer resides in Baltimore, Maryland and in Juno Beach, Florida.
He relaxes by listening to music and reading books.
He has served for over two decades as a national sports chairman for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Since 1993, he has been the spokesman for The Money Store, a home euqity lender.
In September 1997, he was hired to be the broadcaster for the first ever Major League Sporting Event filmed in digital format which aired live in Washington, D.C.
In 1994, he was inducted into the Little League Baseball's Hall of Excellence.
Since 1992, he has been broadcasting Baltimore Orioles games for HTS, a mid-Atlantic cable network.
In 1966, he became the youngest player ever to pitch a shutout in a World Series game.
He won the Gold Glove Award four times.
He was adopted at birth.
He wore the number 22 during his career.
He was given the nickname "Cakes."
He was signed by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1963.
He made his MLB debut April 17, 1965.
He is listed at 6'3 and 196 lbs.
He won the Cy Young Award three times.
He won 268 games during his career.
He was elected into the Hall of Fame in 1990.
He played for the Baltimore Orioles.
He bat and threw right-handed.
He played the position of pitcher.