Thursday, October 20, 2011

Happy Birthday to the Dominican Dandy

Juan Antonio Marichal Sanchez
Born: October 20, 1937

Quick Bio, courtesy of the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum:

The pride of both the Dominican Republic and the San Francisco 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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