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51 minutes ago, rudyrooster said:

Great article.  I guess Palmer has a photographic memory.  Just amazing.

He did say something about facing Reggie Jackson in the 1971 playoffs.

The Orioles played the Twins in the 1971 ALCS.   They didn't face Reggie and the A's in the playoffs until 1973 and 1974.

So Jim's memory is good, but he's not QUITE Marilu Henner.



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18 minutes ago, orioles22 said:

Twins in 69 and 70. A's in 71.

Remember it well.   Vida Blue was a big deal that year.

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Pretty much nailed Jim Rice's batting average against him, .218.

He is absolutely hysterical.  I've been laughing reading this whole thing, it's been great.


DL: You’ve mentioned solo home runs a couple of times. Was going right after hitters with the bases empty a team-wide approach with the Orioles?

JP: Nah, it just made sense. I mean, I was pretty good at math. 


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7 hours ago, Moose Milligan said:

But Palmer seems to think he could touch 97-98.  I didn't think he was ever regarded as that hard of a thrower, was he?

From what I've heard, he threw pretty hard early in his career, but he had an arm injury when he was 22 that robbed him of that velocity.  I'm not sure if it was 97 though...

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