On This Day

Juan Marichal

Full Name: Juan Antonio Marichal Sánche, nicknamed "The Dominican Dandy"
Profession: Baseball Hall of Fame Pitcher

Nationality:
Dominican Republic
Dominican

Why Famous: 10 × MLB All-Star; NL wins leader 1968; MLB ERA leader 1969; no-hitter 1963; SF Giants

Born: October 20, 1937
Birthplace: Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic
Age: 83 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Libra

Historical Events

  • 1960-05-19 SF Giants rookie Juan Marichal beats Philadelphia Phillies, 2-0 on debut at Candlestick Park; first National League hurler since 1900 to debut with a one-hitter
  • 1963-05-11 LA Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax throws his second career no-hitter; beats Juan Marichal and the SF Giants, 8-0
  • 1963-06-15 SF Giants future Baseball Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal no-hits Houston Colt .45s, 1-0
  • 1963-07-02 SF Giants legend Willie Mays breaks up classic Juan Marichal vs Warren Spahn pitching dual, homering in 16th inning off Spahn for 1-0 win vs Milwaukee Braves
  • 1965-07-13 36th MLB All Star Game, Metropolitan Stadium, Minnesota: NL wins, 6-5; MVP: Juan Marichal, SF Giants, P
  • 1967-07-14 Houston Astro Eddie Matthews hits his 500th HR, off SF Giant Juan Marichal
  • 1983-01-12 Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1983-07-31 Brooks Robinson, Juan Marichal, George Kell and Walter Alston inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame

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