Richard Paul Palm
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 3½", Weight 190 lb.
- High School Belmont (MA) High School
- Debut July 11, 1948
- Final Game July 21, 1948
- Born February 13, 1925 in Boston, MA USA
- Died July 24, 2011 in Scituate, MA USA
Pitcher Mike Palm played three games in the majors for the Boston Red Sox in 1948. In the minors from 1946-1948, he went 13-8, then 14-8 and then again 14-8 as part of a seven-year minor league career.
While with the 1948 Red Sox, he was 23, six years younger than teammate Ted Williams.
His birth name was not Mike, but a high school coach (whose own nickname was Mike) began calling him that. As a child, Palm remembered seeing Babe Ruth hit a home run in 1935. Mike played minor league ball briefly in 1943 but then served in World War II, in the U.S. Army Air Corps.