MLB: Juan Marichal had one of the best seasons in the history of Gigantes

Ten pitchers have entered the Hall of Fame wearing the San Francisco Giants cap, a proof of the franchise’s successful history developing great pitchers. Many of those historic arms established their place among the best by signing some of the best individual campaigns ever seen.

Known for his trademark movement raising his left leg, Marichal rose to the top with the Giants in 1969, when he was 21-11 and led the majors with a 2.10 ERA for the National with eight shutouts.

The Hall of Famer also launched 299.2 episodes that season, in which he went to the All-Star Game for the eighth year in a row representing the Giants. Marichal had a fWAR of 7.8 that year, the best of his career, finishing third in the NL behind Bob Gibson (8.8) of the Cardinals and Ferguson Jenkins (8.2) of the Cubs.

The “Dominican Dandy” was the first Dominican pitcher to be inducted into the Cooperstown Hall of Fame in 1983.

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I started as a rookie on Al Bat in early 2018 and I’m going into my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I am a fan of the San Francisco Giants, a number one defender of Barry Bonds and a critic of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to be taken away from the World Series for cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy soccer, football, basketball, and just about any other game that includes a ball or a ball. I am also an amateur musician, penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the shrimp capital of the world, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived in Australia for a while; i survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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MLB: Juan Marichal had one of the best seasons in the history of Gigantes