Wednesday, August 31, 2016
no. 570 - jim palmer
Who is the man: Jim Palmer staked his claim as a certified star in 1970 by winning 20 games for the first time in his career (what would be the first of eight 20-win seasons in nine years).
Can ya dig it: Obviously this card has been around the town a little bit, but I'm in no hurry to upgrade.
Right on: It looks like a casual day of spring training there.
You see that cat Palmer is a bad mother: Palmer led the decade of the 1970s in victories and is the Orioles' all-time victories leader. For those of you who don't care about victories, Palmer also never allowed a grand slam in his 19-year career.
Shut your mouth: Orioles manager Earl Weaver in one of his back-and-forth insult sessions with Palmer once said, "Someone once asked me if I have any physical incapacities of my own. 'Sure I do,' I said. 'One big one -- Jim Palmer.'""
No one understands him but his woman: Palmer has been married three times. Two of those women are named Susan.
(A word about the back): I get giddy anytime I see anyone with 300-plus innings pitched in a season.