A speedy outfield ballhawk, Orlando Palmeiro debuted in the major league with the California Angels in 1995. His versatility in the outfield on defense and his ability to lay off bad pitches kept him in favor with Angels management and fans alike for 8 seasons, 1995 thru 2002. Orlando Palmeiro walked enough times in his career that he has compiled a very fine .352 on-base-pct.
In later years he used his defense excellence to earn a spot in the Cardinals and Astros lineups. In 2006 with Houston he was second in the majors with 20 pinch hits and 3rd with 13 RBI.baseballhistorian.com