Juan Marichal falls; It is out of danger

The first Dominican to reach the Cooperstown Hall of Fame remains under medical observation in a health institution in his country

Multiple Dominican media have reported since the afternoon of this Tuesday, April 12, that the first Dominican to arrive in Cooperstown in history, former pitcher John Marichalis hospitalized at the Advanced Medicine Diagnostic Center, Medical Conferences and Telemedicine (CEDIMAT) in Santo Domingo, after suffering a fall.

Marichalwho recently spoke about his contagion of COVID-19 and whoever pointed out that he underwent a medical procedure at the end of last year, is close to turning 85, so the news powerfully calls the attention of baseball lovers within the Dominican Republic.

According to the initial report published by CDN, as well as the newspaper El Caribe and confirmed by ESPNDigital, John Marichal He is out of danger and resting under medical observation after suffering a fall at home. According to El Caribe, Dr. Hubiel Lopez, the former player’s family doctor, confirmed the information. He pointed out that the studies carried out have not yielded evidence that there is any permanent damage or injury.

The doctor also indicated that upon arrival at the hospital he was confined in the intensive care unit, but after showing a positive evolution he was transferred to a private room where he will be treated until further notice, but it is expected that Marichal be discharged between now and Wednesday, April 13.

The legendary Dominican pitcher came to Cooperstown Hall of Fame in 1983, after a 16-season career in the Major Leagues that began in 1960. He accumulated 243 wins with 142 losses in 471 games pitched, where he worked for 3,507 innings and obtained an ERA of 2.89. He finished his MLB career with 2,303 strikeouts, 709 walks and 3,153 hits allowed, which translates to a WHIP of 1.101.

He was selected ten times to participate in the Stars game from MLBwhere it was as Most valuable Player on one occasion and achieved an ERA title in 1969 (2.10 in 37 games).

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Juan Marichal falls; It is out of danger