Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1990
Jim Palmer was the high-kicking, smooth-throwing hurler of Baltimore's six championship teams of the 1960s, '70s and '80s. His impressive numbers include 268 victories, a .638 winning percentage, eight 20-win seasons and a 2.86 ERA over 19 seasons. He also pitched his entire career without allowing a grand slam. Intensity was the trademark of this three-time Cy Young Award winner, who combined intelligence, strength, competitiveness and consistency to become the Orioles' all-time winningest pitcher.