by James Finn Garner
Yesterday in 1971, Jim Palmer shut out the Indians 5-0, becoming the fourth member of the ’71 Orioles’ pitching staff — after Dave McNally, Mike Cuellar and Pat Dobson — to win 20 or more games. The only previous staff to boast four 20-game winners was the 1920 Chicago White Sox.
Cuellar, McNally, Palmer and Dobson:
These are the men who’ll finish the job, son
To keep hitters down or stifle a rally,
Call Palmer, Dobson, Cuellar, McNally.
Batters looking so dead, they might need an embalmer
McNally, Cuellar, Dobson and Palmer.
If any could beat them, don’t know who they are,
Dobson, McNally, Palmer and Cuellar.
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