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
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.