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Dave McNally dies of cancer

BILLINGS, Mont., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Former Baltimore Orioles pitching ace Dave McNally, a three-time All-Star who had a string of four straight 20-win seasons, died Sunday in his hometown of Billi

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2002 with 77 to follow.
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Atlanta 5, Pittsburgh 1

ATLANTA, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Greg Maddux, earning his first win in more than a month as he dominated the Pittsburgh for the second time in less than a week, allowed one run in eight innings

Oakland 9, Detroit 1

DETROIT, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Barry Zito tossed seven scoreless innings and John Mabry homered twice Friday night as the Oakland Athletics won their 10th straight with an easy 9-1 victory ov

Atlanta 4, Milwaukee 0

ATLANTA, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Greg Maddux pitched six scoreless innings and Chipper Jones and Gary Sheffield drove in runs Thursday night as the Atlanta Braves stopped the Milwaukee Brewers,

Cy Young Award winners

NEW YORK, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Major League Baseball Cy Young Award winners

The Almanac

Today is Monday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2001 with 77 to follow.
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Jim Palmer
Baseball Hall of Famer Jim Palmer talks with reporters at the Leatherstocking Golf Course on Induction Weekend in Cooperstown, NY on July 24, 2004. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

James Alvin "Jim" Palmer (born October 15, 1945), nicknamed "Cakes", is a former Major League Baseball right-handed pitcher. He played his entire 20-year baseball career for the Baltimore Orioles (1965–1984). He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.

As of 2008, Palmer and his wife Susan have homes in Palm Beach, Florida, and in California. In 2006, Palmer also acquired a penthouse condominium in Little Italy, Baltimore, which he uses while in Baltimore for Orioles' broadcasts.

Palmer was born in New York, New York; shortly after his birth, Palmer was adopted by Moe Wiesen, a garment industry executive, and his wife Polly from Harrison, N.Y. After his adoptive father died in 1955, the 9-year-old Jim, his mother and his sister moved to California, where he began playing in youth-league baseball. In 1956, his mother married actor Max Palmer, from whom Palmer took his last name. Showing talent at the amateur level, upon graduating from Scottsdale High School, (Scottsdale, AZ) in 1963, Palmer signed a minor-league contract at the age of 18. Before heading to the minor leagues, Palmer was initiated into the Sigma Chi Fraternity at Arizona State University, although he never attended ASU.

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