James Alvin Palmer
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 190 lb.
Born: October 15, 1945 in New York, NY
High School: Scottsdale HS (Scottsdale, AZ)
Schools: Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ), Towson University (Towson, MD)
Signed by the Baltimore Orioles as an amateur free agent in 1963.
Debut: April 17, 1965 (Age 19.184, 9,949th in MLB history)
vs. BOS 2.0 IP, 1 H, 1 SO, 2 BB, 0 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1965 season [*]
Team: Orioles 1965-1984
Agents: Ed Keating, previously: Ron Shapiro? [*]
Last Game: May 12, 1984 (Age 38.210)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1990 (411/444 ballots).
View Jim Palmer Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).
View Player Bio from the SABR BioProject
About biographical information
Career Home Runs
For all seasons after 1973, the play-by-play data is complete (summary of missing data for
). For some games from 1954 to 1973, we do not have
Jim Palmer: 3 Career Home Runs
0 leading off,
1 go ahead (For more accurate walk-off HR totals, see the Batting Event Finder)
|Gms w/ this # = 0|
are not shown.
|1965 HRs||#car||#yr||#gm||Date||@Bat|| ||Pitcher||Score||Inn||Out||RoB||RBI||BOP||Pos||WPA||bWE||Notes||Play Description|
|1||1||1||1||1965-05-16||BAL||NYY||Jim Bouton||behind 2-4||b 4||1||1--||2||9||1||0.239||53%||Home Run; Johnson Scores/unER|
|1966 HRs||#car||#yr||#gm||Date||@Bat|| ||Pitcher||Score||Inn||Out||RoB||RBI||BOP||Pos||WPA||bWE||Notes||Play Description|
|2||2||1||1||1966-04-13||BAL||@||BOS||Dave Morehead||ahead 2-0||t 2||2||-2-||2||9||1||0.141||84%||Home Run; Johnson Scores|
|1970 HRs||#car||#yr||#gm||Date||@Bat|| ||Pitcher||Score||Inn||Out||RoB||RBI||BOP||Pos||WPA||bWE||Notes||Play Description|
|3||3||1||1||1970-05-27||BAL||CLE||Rich Hand||tied 0-0||b 3||0||---||1||9||1||0.121||67%||Home Run|
About the SABR Home Run Encyclopedia
Much of the data on Baseball-Reference.com's Home Run Logs comes
from the Tattersall/McConnell Home Run Log, a database of all homers
hit in the major leagues since 1876. This project was begun in the
1940's by John C. Tattersall and was continued after Tattersall's
death in 1981 by Bob McConnell, one of SABR's original 16 members.
David Vincent, another SABR member, has since assumed the leadership
of the project. Baseball-Reference.com has licensed this remarkable
database from the Society for American
Baseball Research. All credit for the data therein goes to the
intrepid researchers who digitized this data from archival sources.
For years from 1914 to 2015, RetroSheet play-by-play data has
been used whenever the home run occurred in a game for which we have
complete play-by-play data.
There are a handful of cases where the home run logs totals do not
agree with the totals on our player pages. We are working to
reconcile all of those differences, but believe that in all cases the
Home Run Encyclopedia is correct.