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Jim Palmer

Hall-of-Famers as Seen Through Player Won-Lost Records: Jim Palmer

Jim Palmer was elected to the Hall of Fame in his 1st year of eligibility, 1990, with 92.6% of the vote.

The first table below presents Jim Palmer's career as measured by Player won-lost records.

Jim Palmer
Basic Player Won-Lost Records
Value Decomposition
Season Team Age Games pWins pLosses pWin Pct. pWOPA pWORL eWins eLosses eWin Pct. eWOPA eWORL
1965BAL19
29
4.24.70.471-0.2
0.3
5.05.50.478-0.20.4
1966BAL20
36
14.614.00.5100.8
2.0
12.914.20.477-0.21.0
1967BAL21
9
2.53.10.453-0.2
0.1
2.93.40.457-0.20.1
1969BAL23
27
13.07.90.6203.0
4.0
11.79.20.5581.72.7
1970BAL24
44
20.815.70.5703.3
4.8
19.216.80.5332.03.5
1971BAL25
38
20.114.80.5773.5
5.1
18.716.50.5322.03.5
1972BAL26
36
19.313.80.5843.6
5.0
18.015.60.5362.03.5
1973BAL27
38
18.311.50.6143.6
5.0
17.513.20.5712.43.8
1974BAL28
26
9.510.40.479-0.3
0.6
10.410.10.5050.31.2
1975BAL29
39
20.612.40.6234.2
5.8
19.413.20.5953.34.8
1976BAL30
40
19.613.60.5903.1
4.6
18.514.00.5692.43.8
1977BAL31
39
19.113.50.5853.0
4.6
19.613.90.5853.14.8
1978BAL32
38
17.913.50.5702.3
3.8
17.814.10.5571.93.4
1979BAL33
23
8.66.20.5791.3
1.9
9.57.00.5751.42.1
1980BAL34
34
11.911.30.5130.4
1.4
12.813.40.488-0.21.0
1981BAL35
22
6.67.90.455-0.5
0.2
7.17.70.479-0.20.6
1982BAL36
36
15.010.30.5942.6
3.7
13.410.70.5561.62.7
1983BAL37
14
4.24.10.5090.1
0.5
4.24.90.465-0.30.2
1984BAL38
5
0.81.60.331-0.4
-0.3
1.01.60.381-0.3-0.2
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
CAREER (reg. season)
573
246.4190.20.56433.3
53.3
239.6205.00.53922.542.9
------ ------ ------ ------ ------
PostSeason (career)
20
7.95.50.587 2.08.07.30.521 1.3
------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------ ------
COMBINED
593
254.3195.70.564
55.3
247.6212.40.539 44.1


The Baltimore Orioles have played in six World Series in their first 63 years of existence. Jim Palmer appeared in all six of them, pitching a complete-game shutout in Game 2 of the 1966 World Series at age 20, and pitching two shutout innings in Game 3 of the 1983 World Series to earn the win the day before his 38th birthday.

For his career, Jim Palmer appeared in the postseason 8 times, appearing in 17 games. Outside of his first appearance, the last 16 postseason games of Palmer's career came during the "Divisional Era", the period from 1969 - 1993 when there were four divisions, the winners of which were the only teams to make the postseason.

The next table shows the top ten players in postseason pWins over replacement level (pWORL) of the Divisional Era.

Top 10: Postseason pWORL
(Divisional Era, 1969 - 1993)
pWins pLosses pWinPct pWORL
1Jim Palmer7.35.30.5801.8
2Pete Rose Sr.9.36.60.5851.7
3Ken Holtzman5.33.10.6301.6
4Johnny Bench6.03.90.6071.5
5Reggie Jackson10.08.10.5501.5
6Fernando Valenzuela4.73.30.5931.3
7Dave Henderson5.33.20.6201.3
8Davey Lopes6.65.20.5581.3
9Lenny Dykstra4.92.80.6311.2
10Joe L. Morgan6.75.40.5541.2




All articles are written so that they pull data directly from the most recent version of the Player won-lost database. Hence, any numbers cited within these articles should automatically incorporate the most recent update to Player won-lost records. In some cases, however, the accompanying text may have been written based on previous versions of Player won-lost records. I apologize if this results in non-sensical text in any cases.

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