Marichal, Juan

Juan Antonio Marichal Sanchez
Born: October 20, 1937, Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic
Played For: 
San Francisco Giants (1960-1973), Boston Red Sox (1974), Los Angeles Dodgers (1975)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Baseball Writers: 1983

The pride of both the Dominican Republic and the Giants, Juan Antonio Marichal Sanchez won 243 games and lost only 142 over 16 marvelous seasons. The high-kicking right-hander enjoyed six 20-win seasons, hurled a no-hitter in 1963 and was named to nine All-Star teams. The Dominican Dandy twice led the National League in complete games and shutouts, finishing 244 contests during his career, while fanning 2,303 and compiling a 2.89 ERA. After his playing days, Marichal became minister of sports in his homeland.

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Induction Speech

Did You Know: 
that on July 19, 1960, San Francisco Giants pitcher Juan Marichal made his Major League debut with a 2-0, one-hit victory over the Phillies?
I have five pitches. Fast ball, change, curve, slider, screwball. I don't know any hitters. Catcher, he tells me what to do. I can get any pitch I want over the plate.