Jim Palmer | County Leitrim

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Full Name: James Alvin Palmer

Born: October 15, 1945 New York City, NY

Irish Roots: Leitrim and Clare

Family Name: Geheran and Moroney

Surname Origins: Moroney is an anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Maolruanaidh, a personal name meaning ‘devotee of (Saint) Ruanadh’ (see Rooney).


  • 3x World Series Winner
  • 3x Cy Young Award Winner
  • 3x AL Wins Leader
  • 2x AL ERA Leader


  • National Baseball Hall of Fame (1990)
  • Irish American Baseball Hall of Fame (2023)


Jim’s biological parents,  Michael Joseph Geheran and Mary Ann Moroney were born in Leitrim and Clare, respectively.