Wednesday, June 22, 2016

NICKNAMES OF THE 1970S: "THE DOMINICAN DANDY" JUAN MARICHAL

Time to go and give former San Francisco Giants great Juan Marichal, aka “The Dominican Dandy” a nickname card in my on-going series of great “Nicknames of the 1970’s”:


I used the 1970 template since Marichal was coming off of yet another 20-win season in 1969, giving him six such campaigns in seven years!
He would go on to collect 243 wins, 2303 strikeouts, 52 shutouts and a sparkling 2.89 earned run average over 16-seasons, getting named to nine all-star teams.
If it wasn’t for a couple of guys named Koufax and Gibson, we’d be looking at the first 3-time Cy Young winner here.
Nevertheless he would find his way into Cooperstown’s doors in 1983, and rightfully so as one of the greats of the Major League mound.

1 comment:

  1. When the Reds played the A's in the 1990 World Series, Marichal was working for Oakland while his son-in-law, Jose Rijo, pitched two gems in the Reds' 4-game sweep.

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