No one tops Palmer when it comes to pitching in an Orioles uniform for life. He finished with a career 2.86 ERA – where he sits in 4th place with pitchers who have over 3,000 innings. In fact, Palmer pitched almost 4,000 innings – 3,948 to be exact. He is one of 6 pitchers who won 20 games in 8 seasons.
He played in the three World Series games and is the proud owner of three rings. He threw a shut out in 1966 when he was only 20 years old. And, after winning in 1983, he was the only pitcher to win a ring in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. He never won an MVP, but he did win three Cy Young Awards. He threw 53 shut outs and 211 complete games. As a pitcher, he won four Gold Glove Awards. They just don’t make pitchers today like Palmer.