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Juan Antonio Marichal Sanchez

 
 
Juan Antonio Marichal Sanchez Marker - main panel image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
1. Juan Antonio Marichal Sanchez Marker - main panel
Inscription.  
San Francisco N.L., 1960-1973
Boston A.L., 1974
Los Angeles N.L., 1975

High kicking right-hander from the Dominican Republic won 243 games and lost only 143 over 16 seasons. Won 20 games six times and no-hit Houston in 1963. Led N.L. in complete games and shutouts twice and in ERA with 2.10 in 1969. Completed 244 games during his career, striking out 2,303 and finishing with 2.89 ERA.

(This is a replica of the official transcription created for Marichal's Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 1983. It is on display in the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York.)

If you don't get Marichal out of the game by the third inning, forget it. He is going to beat you. - Curt Gowdy

If Marichal doesn't get one pitch over, he has nine others to throw at you. Juan Marichal is the best pitcher in baseball. - Ed Kranepool

I still think that bunting against Marichal is a good idea. The only trouble is, he won't give you a pitch you can bunt. - Jim Wynn

He can throw all day and hit a space no wider than two inches - in, out, up or down. I've never seen anyone as good

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By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
2. Juan Antonio Marichal Sanchez Marker - quotes panel
as that. - Pete Rose

When you really have to win a game, Marichal gives me confidence. Juan rises to the occasion. He thrives on competition. The tougher the situation, the better he is. - Alvin Dark

(career statistics not transcribed)
 
Erected 2005.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Hispanic AmericansSports.
 
Location. 37° 46.636′ N, 122° 23.426′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Third Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: San Francisco CA 94158, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Francis "Lefty" O'Doul Third Street Bridge (here, next to this marker); Willie Howard Mays, Jr. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Steamboat Point (about 400 feet away); Southbeach Shoreline – 1852 (about 600 feet away); Rammaytush (about 700 feet away); The Garcia and Maggini Warehouse (about 700 feet away); Chutchui and Sitlintac (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gaylord Jackson Perry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Francisco.
 
More about this marker. The marker is mounted to the base of the Juan Marichal statue outside of the Lefty O'Doul Gate of Oracle Park.
 
Also see . . .  Juan Marichal (Wikipedia). "Juan Antonio Marichal Sánchez (born October 20, 1937) (nicknamed The

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By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
3. Juan Antonio Marichal Sanchez Marker - wide view
Dominican Dandy) is a Dominican former professional baseball player. He played as a right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, most notably for the San Francisco Giants. Marichal was known for his high leg kick, pinpoint control and intimidation tactics, which included aiming pitches directly at the opposing batters' helmets. Marichal also played for the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers for the final two seasons of his career. Although he won more games than any other pitcher during the 1960s, he appeared in only one World Series game and he was often overshadowed by his contemporaries Sandy Koufax and Bob Gibson in post-season awards. Marichal was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983." (Submitted on December 22, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.) 
 
Juan Antonio Marichal Sanchez Statue image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, December 17, 2020
4. Juan Antonio Marichal Sanchez Statue
Juan Marichal image. Click for full size.
Baseball Digest (October, 1962, via Wikipedia), 1962
5. Juan Marichal
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 22, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 22, 2020, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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