In my book, Wally Bunker has another claim to Oriole immortality: It wasn't Koufax (who had lost to Palmer the game before), but Bunker did beat Claude Osteen with a 1-0 complete-game shutout in the third game of the '66 World Series. With a sore-armed 4.29 regular season ERA and only 142 innings pitched, Bunker was definitely the weak link in the WS rotation, but he delivered an utter gem.
But an uncannily identical batting line the next year with the Os (15 homers, 70 RBIs, .247/.334/.384) was good enough for a 106 OPS+ and a fourth-place RoY finish a mere 4 points behind Ken Griffey, Jr. (the O's Gregg Olson won, it was the "Why Not?" season). Despite 20 errors and a negative dWAR, I do indeed remember him being a slick fielder at third.
My father once played slow pitch softball in a Men's over 60 League. Most of the guys can still hit and throw, but as we get old, we lose our ability to run. Once my father drilled a line drive to right center that looked like a good, clean, hit... until the Right Fielder threw him out at first base.
I yelled, "Dad, that's embarrassing... getting thrown out at first on a hit to Right Center like that!"
He said, "You missed last week... they threw me out on a hit to Left Center...."....