Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 7:10 AM
Virginia Beach Convention Center
1000 19th Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Jim Palmer pitched for the Baltimore Orioles for 19 years. He holds the club’s career victory record with 268 wins. The Orioles retired his #22 in 1985. Palmer won at least 20 games in eight seasons. He is a 3-time Cy Young Award winner and received four Gold Gloves. He was inducted into Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame in 1990.
A six-time all-star, Palmer was an excellent postseason pitcher, pitching in six World Series and winning three rings, going 8-3 with a 2.61 ERA between the World Series and the ALCS.
When Palmer beat the Philadelphia Phillies in Game 3 of the 1983 World Series, he became the first pitcher in history to win a Fall Classic game in three different decades (1966, 1970, 1971, and 1983). He threw a no-hitter against Oakland in 1969. Remarkably, Palmer never surrendered a grand slam in his entire career.
After winning Major League Baseball’s top award for pitchers – the Cy Young Award – in 1973 and 1975, Palmer earned it again in 1976. It was a historic achievement for the Orioles ace, as he became the first three-time winner in the history of the American League. The Dodgers’ Sandy Koufax and the Mets’ Tom Seaver were the only hurlers in either league to accomplish the feat before Palmer.
Jim Palmer currently is a color commentator on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) for Baltimore Orioles games. Tidewater Council BSA is proud to welcome this Hall of Famer to its Annual Community Leadership Breakfast at the Virginia Beach Convention Center at 7:10 AM on Wednesday, March 22, 2017.
Tidewater Council’s Annual Community Leadership Breakfast is designed to honor and support the efforts of thousands of volunteers who provide a quality year-round Scouting program to youth in Hampton Roads and northeastern North Carolina. All proceeds remain local and benefit the youth served by Tidewater Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Please contact Tidewater Council Development Director, Susan Miley-Petrehn, Chairman Craig Cope or any council field executive to learn more about being a table host or sponsorship opportunities. Call (757) 497-2688 or email Susan.Miley-Petrehn@scouting.org.