A Baltimore Oriole for his entire 19 year career, Jim Palmer is the best MLB athlete to ever wear the jersey number 22.
Palmer won more than 20 games eight separate times during his MLB career. His high mark in wins came in 1975 when he put up 23 to go along with a 2.09 ERA. Palmer put up the following career marks during his 19 years in the bigs.
- 268 wins
- 2.68 ERA
- 2,212 strikeouts
- 53 shutouts
- 211 complete games
- 3 time Cy Young Award winner (1973, 1975 and 1976)
- 3 time World Series champion
Jim Palmer was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.
Did you know.......Palmer's jersey number 22 has been retired by the Baltimore Orioles?