Wednesday, May 28, 2014

1978 Topps Baseball #160 - Jim Palmer

  • Jim Palmer had his eighth (and last) 20-win season in 1978. Jim was an AL All Star (he started the game and allowed three runs in 2 2/3 innings) and won a Gold Glove award. Palmer completed 19 of his 38 starts and led the AL with 296 innings pitched.
  • 1978 Stats: 21-12, 2.46 ERA in 38 starts
  • 1978 Highlights:
    • Apr 15 - Pitched a 2-hit shutout against the Milwaukee Brewers in his first start of the season. Jim struck out seven batters and walked only one in Baltimore's 7-0 victory.
    • June 1 - Shut out the AL East rival New York Yankees 1-0 on two  hits.
    • Sept 23 - Pitched a complete game and earned his 20th win of the season as the Orioles beat the Detroit Tigers 6-1.