34 Facts About Juan Marichal

1. Juan Marichal was the easy choice for pitcher with the good guys.

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2. Juan Marichal is a man respected and admired by all who know him.

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3. Juan Marichal has stayed in baseball and sports in general since retiring as a player.

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4. Juan Marichal was having his usual fine year for the first half.

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5. Juan Marichal left high school after the eleventh grade and spent a year in Santo Domingo.

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6. Juan Marichal tended the family's horses, goats, and donkeys, and spent his free time fishing and swimming in the Yaque del Norte River.

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7. Juan Marichal led the National League in wins, complete games shutouts and innings pitched twice and led in ERA in 1969 with a 2.10 average.

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8. Juan Marichal spent 14 seasons with the San Francisco Giants and a total of 16 years in the big leagues, finishing his career doing one-year stints with the Red Sox and Dodgers, respectively.

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9. Juan Marichal added, "I was invited by my idol, Juan Marichal, to attend the event as a spectator, not as a participant.

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10. In 2008, Juan Marichal was filmed at a cockfight in the Dominican Republic along with New York Mets pitcher Pedro Martinez.

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11. Juan Marichal was passed over for election to the Baseball Hall of Fame during his first two years of eligibility, by all accounts because the Baseball Writers' Association of America voters still held his attack on Roseboro against him.

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12. Juan Marichal was selected the Most Valuable Player of the 1965 game in Minneapolis, in which he pitched three shutout innings and faced the minimum nine batters, giving up one hit.

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13. Juan Marichal pitched a no-hitter on June 15, 1963, and was named to nine All-Star teams.

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14. Juan Marichal played in the 1962 World Series against the New York Yankees and the 1971 National League Championship Series against the Pittsburgh Pirates (losing his only start).

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15. Juan Marichal finished his career with 243 victories, 142 losses, 244 complete games, 2,303 strikeouts and a 2.89 ERA over 3,507 innings pitched.

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16. In 1970, Juan Marichal experienced a severe reaction to penicillin which led to back pain and chronic arthritis.

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17. Juan Marichal explained that Koufax would not throw at batters for fear of hurting them due to the velocity of his pitches.

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18. Juan Marichal came to bat in the third inning expecting Koufax to throw at him.

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19. Juan Marichal allowed eight hits in the 16 innings, striking out 10, and saddling eventual career home run king Hank Aaron with an 0-for-6 collar.

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20. Juan Marichal led the league twice in shutouts, throwing 10 of them in 1965.

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21. Juan Marichal finished in the top 10 in ERA seven consecutive years, starting in 1963 and culminating in 1969, in which year he led the league.

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22. Juan Marichal enjoyed similar success through the 1969 season, posting more than 20 victories in every season except 1967, and never posting an ERA higher than 2.76.

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23. Juan Marichal appeared in every All-Star game of the 1960s beginning in 1962.

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24. Juan Marichal ended up with a one-hit shutout, walking one and striking out 12.

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25. Juan Marichal made an immediate impression: in his debut, on July 19, 1960 against the Philadelphia Phillies, he took a no hitter into the eighth inning only to surrender a two-out single to Clay Dalrymple.

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26. Juan Marichal entered the major leagues on July 19, 1960 with the San Francisco Giants as the second native pitcher to come from the Dominican Republic.

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27. Juan Marichal was discovered by Ramfis Trujillo, the son of late Dominican dictator Rafael Leonidas Trujillo.

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28. Juan Marichal left high school after being recruited to play for the United Fruit Company team in 1956.

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29. In 1954, sixteen-year-old Juan Marichal joined a summer league in Monte Cristi, playing for a team called Las Flores.

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30. Juan Marichal lived near the Yaque del Norte River and often spent time swimming and fishing.

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31. Juan Marichal has two brothers, Gonzalo and Rafael, and a sister, Maria.

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32. Juan Marichal was born on October 20, 1937, in the small farming village of Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic, the youngest of Francisco and Natividad Marichal's four children.

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33. Juan Marichal was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.

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34. Juan Marichal played for the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers for the final two seasons of his career.

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