Tuesday, September 9, 2014

MISSING IN ACTION-"IN ACTION" #5: 1972 JIM PALMER

Let's go and give Baltimore pitching great Jim Palmer an "In Action" card in the 1972 Topps set:


Palmer was coming into his own around this time, well on his way to Hall of Fame induction with six 20-win seasons, three Cy Young Awards and some really unsettling Jockey ad campaigns ;)
It's still amazing to see that between 1969 and 1978, he posted a sub-3.00 earned run average nine of those ten years!
If not for his missed 1968 season along with added time on the D.L. in 1967, he would have easily been a 300 game winner.
But I guess that's just the stat geek in me. Didn't hinder his eventual legendary status.

2 comments:

  1. Great photo. He is largely forgotten or seldom talked about now but he was as dominant a pitcher as there was in the 1970's. Classy guy from what I can remember and yes those awkward Jockey commercials were unsettling. LOL.

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  2. I used to love watching him pitch

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