Jim Palmer Net Worth

Jim Palmer Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Jim Palmer net worth is
$3 Million

Jim Palmer Wiki Biography

James Alvin Palmer was born on 15 October 1945, in New York City, USA, and is a retired professional baseball player, best known for playing in Major League Baseball (MLB) as a pitcher. He played exclusively with the Baltimore Orioles, and all of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Jim Palmer? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $3 million mostly earned through a successful career in professional baseball spanning 19 years. He has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, after winning numerous awards over the course of his career. He now works as a color commentator, and all of these achievements have ensured the position of his wealth.

Jim Palmer Net Worth $3 million

When he was around nine years old, Jim moved to California and started playing baseball there through a youth league. He showed talent while attending Scottsdale High School, and after matriculating, he signed a minor league contract.

In the 1960s, Jim eventually played in the major leagues, and got his first win against the Yankees in 1965. He joined the starting rotation of the Baltimore Orioles in 1966, and in the same year would become the youngest pitcher to win a complete-game during the World Series. His net worth started increasing dramatically at this point, after they defeated the Los Angeles Dodgers with a score of 6-0.
However, in the next two seasons Jim struggled with arm injuries, and was sent to minor-league rehabilitation. He had to undergo surgery, and only started to get back into top form in 1968. In 1969, he performed exceptionally once again, recording numerous wins.

In the next two seasons, Baltimore would win two more championships. Jim won 21 games in 1972 and over the next three years he would perform at his peak. He topped numerous statistics in the American League, going on to win four consecutive Gold Glove Awards. In the 1980s, Palmer was held back by minor injuries, though he still performed well and became a veteran presence. In 1983, he would win another World Series becoming the pitcher with the longest period of time in between World Series wins. During the 1984 season, he was released by the Orioles which led him to retire.

During his final years as a player, he was already doing color commentary, and in 1985 joined ABC as part of the announcing team, going on to cover numerous events as part of the team. Thanks to his work as a commentator, his net worth continued to increase. In 1990, he considered working as a major league manager but opted instead to go to ESPN as an analyst. The following year, he attempted a comeback, but an injury during spring training decided him to retire permanently. He returned to broadcasting in 1994, once again for the ABC.
In 2012, he decided to auction off his three Cy Young Award trophies and four Gold Glove Awards. He did so to help the education of his grandchildren.

For his personal life, it is known that he married Susan Ryan after matriculating from high school in 1964; they have two daughters, but their marriage ended in 1984. Jim then married Joan H. Palmer in 1990, which also ended in divorce, in 2000. His third marriage is to Susan Schmidt since 2007 – they have homes in Florida, California, and Palm Beach, and Palmer also has a penthouse condominium in Little Italy, Baltimore.

Net Worth$3 Million
Date Of Birth15 October 1945
Place Of BirthNew York City, New York, United States
Height1.91 m
Weight89 kg
ProfessionBaseball pitcher
SpouseSusan Schmidt (m. 2007), Joan H. Palmer (m. 1990–2000), Susan Ryan (m. 1964–1984)
ChildrenJamie Palmer, Kelly Palmer
ParentsMoe Wiesen, Polly Kiger Wiesen, Max Palmer
MoviesThe Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!
1Hairy chest
1Adopted by Moe Wiesen, a Harrison, New York garment industry executive, and his wife Polly shortly after his birth. Polly moved the family to California after Moe's death, where she met and married Max Palmer, whose last name Jim took.
2Inducted into the Orioles Hall of Fame in 1986.
3Made major league debut on 17 April 1965.
4Finished in top 10 in voting for American League MVP in 1973 and 1975-1976.
5Won American League Cy Young Award 3 times (1973 and 1975-1976). Finished in top 10 in voting for same award 1970, 1972, 1977-1978 and 1982.
6Named to 6 American League All Star Teams (1970-1972, 1975, 1977-1978).
7Member of 1966, 1970 and 1983 World Series Champion Baltimore Orioles teams. Member of 1969, 1971 and 1979 American League Champion Baltimore Orioles teams. Member of 1973 and 1974 American League Eastern Division Champion Baltimore Orioles team.
8Pitcher for Baltimore Orioles (1965-1967 and 1969-1984).
9Baltimore Orioles Career Strikeouts Leader(2,212).
10Baltimore Orioles Career Innings Pitched Leader(3,948).
11Baltimore Orioles Career Wins Leader(268).
12Only pitcher to win World Series games in three decades (60s, 70s and 80s).
13Tried making a comeback in 1991 during exhibition season with the Orioles, but retired again on 12 March 1991.
14Never gave up a grand slam in his career.
15His career almost ended prematurely until he had arm surgery in 1968. He restarted his Hall of Fame career in 1969.
16Appeared on the back cover of a 1983 book titled: "Not Just Another Pretty Face - An Intimate Look at America's Top Male Models."


Veep2012TV SeriesJim Palmer
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!1988The Baseball Announcer


Great Performances2014TV SeriesHimself - Baseball Hall of Famer
Legends: Oakland A's, the Forgotten Dynasty2012DocumentaryHimself
Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend2011DocumentaryHimself
Prime 92010-2011TV SeriesHimself
Life Happens2010DocumentaryHimself
2008 MLB All-Star Game2008TV SpecialHimself - Pre-Game Hall of Fame Ceremony
Commander in Chief2005TV SeriesHimself
Costas Now2005TV SeriesHimself - Panelist
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2004TV Series documentaryHimself
The Tim McCarver Show2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
100 Years of the World Series2003Video documentaryHimself
Beyond the Glory2003TV Series documentaryHimself
Pete Rose on Trial2003TV Movie documentaryWitness for the prosecution
George Lopez2002TV SeriesHimself
2 Minute Drill2001TV SeriesHimself
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHimself
MLB on FOX1996TV SeriesHimself
1995 National League Championship Series1995TV SeriesHimself - Color Commentator
1995 MLB All-Star Game1995TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
1993 MLB All-Star Game1993TV SpecialHimself - AL Honorary Captain
The Chuck Woolery Show1991TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with David Letterman1983-1991TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1989TV SeriesHimself
1989 World Series1989TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Color Commentator / Pregame Analyst / Pregame ANalyst
The Pat Sajak Show1989TV SeriesHimself - Guest
1988 National League Championship Series1988TV SeriesHimself - Color Commentator
1988 MLB All-Star Game1988TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator / Pregame Analyst
1986 American League Championship Series1986TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Color Commentator
1986 MLB All-Star Game1986TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator / Pregame Analyst
Greatest Sports Legends1986TV SeriesHimself
Greats of the Game1985TV SeriesGuest
1985 World Series1985TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Color Commentator / Pregame Analyst
1984 American League Championship Series1984TV SeriesHimself - Color Commentator
1984 MLB All-Star Game1984TV SpecialHimself - Color Commentator
HTS: Baltimore Orioles Baseball1984TV SeriesHimself - Commentator
1983 World Series1983TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Baltimore Orioles Pitcher
1983 American League Championship Series1983TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Baltimore Orioles Pinch Runner
1982 American League Championship Series1982TV SeriesHimself - Color Commentator
The Regis Philbin Show1982TV SeriesHimself
1981 World Series1981TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Color Commentator / Pregame Host
1980 American League Championship Series1980TV SeriesHimself - Color Commentator
1979 World Series Video: Pittsburgh Pirates vs Baltimore Orioles1979VideoHimself - Baltimore Orioles Pitcher
1979 American League Championship Series1979TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Baltimore Orioles Pitcher
1978 American League Championship Series1978TV SeriesHimself - Color Commentator
1978 MLB All-Star Game1978TV SpecialHimself - AL Pitcher
1977 MLB All-Star Game1977TV SpecialHimself - AL Pitcher
Monday Night Baseball1976TV SeriesHimself (1984-1988)
The Mike Douglas Show1976TV SeriesHimself - Pro Baseball Player
1974 American League Championship Series1974TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Baltimore Orioles Pinch Runner / Himself - Baltimore Orioles Pitcher
1973 American League Championship Series1973TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Baltimore Orioles Pitcher
1972 MLB All-Star Game1972TV SpecialHimself - AL Pitcher
1971 World Series1971TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Baltimore Orioles Pitcher
1971 American League Championship Series1971TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Baltimore Orioles Pitcher / Himself - Baltimore Orioles Pinch Runner
1971 MLB All-Star Game1971TV SpecialHimself - AL Pitcher
1970 World Series1970TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Baltimore Orioles Pitcher
1970 American League Championship Series1970TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Baltimore Orioles Pitcher
1970 MLB All-Star Game1970TV SpecialHimself - AL Pitcher
1969 World Series1969TV SeriesHimself - Baltimore Orioles Pitcher
1969 American League Championship Series1969TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Baltimore Orioles Pitcher
1966 World Series1966TV Mini-SeriesHimself - Baltimore Orioles Pitcher

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DHL Presents Major League Baseball Hometown Heroes2006TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
The Last Season: The Life and Demolition of Baltimore's Memorial Stadium2002DocumentaryHimself

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