Courtesy of the Ernie Harwell Sports Collection, Detroit Public Library

Palmer elected to Hall, 26 years ago today

Jim Palmer
Jim Palmer
Jim Palmer, who threw a no-hitter for the Baltimore Orioles in 1969, was elected to the Hall of Fame, 26 years ago today.

At Memorial Stadium on Wednesday, August 13, 1969, Palmer no-hit the Oakland Athletics for an 8-0 win. Palmer walked six batters while striking out eight to improve to 11-2 on the season. He finished the year with a 16-4 record and a 2.34 ERA. Palmer won his Cy Young Awards in 1973, ’75 and ’76.