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Jim Palmer was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in first year of eligibility in 1990. During his brilliant two-decade career with the Baltimore Orioles, Jim won 268 games with a career ERA of 2.86. He won at least 20 games in a season eight times, won 3 Cy Young Awards, 4 Gold Gloves, and pitched in 5 All-Star Games. In 1966, he became the youngest pitcher to throw a shutout in a World Series game when he blanked the legendary Sandy Koufax and the Los Angeles Dodgers, 6-0. He is the only pitcher to win a World Series game in three different decades (1966, 1970, 1983). Palmer never gave up a grand slam in 19 years as a major league pitcher. Upon retirement as a player, Jim began a broadcasting career and is regarded as one of the top analysts in baseball broadcasting today.
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