This day in baseball: Palmer’s debut

Orioles pitcher Jim Palmer, aged nineteen, made his Major League debut on May 16, 1965 when he came on in relief to pitch 3.2 innings. The O’s defeated the Yankees, 7-2, and Palmer recorded his first major league win. To top it all off, Palmer also managed to hit a two-run home run off Yankees starting pitcher Jim Bouton in the fourth inning. Palmer would finish the season with a 5-4 record.


2 thoughts on “This day in baseball: Palmer’s debut

  1. Fun fact: The three starters for the O’s in the ’66 World Series–Palmer, Dave McNally, and Wally Bunker–averaged just over 21 years of age. I have ties older than that.

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