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MLB 2011 All-Star Game – Hispanic Heritage – Juan Marichal

MLB 2011 All-Star Game - Hispanic Heritage - Juan Marichal

As part of the Festivities for the Major League Baseball 2011 All-Star Game in Phoenix Arizona from July 8th to July 12th, MLB put on FanFest. They brought in 90 semi truck loads of Exhibits and memorabilia. There are historical displays, interactive games and collectibles dealers. FanFest filled the Exhibition floor of the Phoenix Civic Plaza. A special Exhibit this year was a tribute to historic Hispanic / Latino players – probably in consideration of the controversy over an Arizona law S.B. 1070 on illegal immigration.

From Wikipdedia
Juan Antonio Marichal Sánchez (born October 20, 1937 in Laguna Verde, Dominican Republic [1]) is a former right-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball.[1] Playing for the San Francisco Giants most of his career, Marichal was known for his high leg kick, pinpoint control and intimidation tactics, which included aiming pitches directly at the opposing batters’ helmets.[citation needed] Marichal also played for the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers for the final two seasons of his career.[1] 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 Sandy Koufax and Bob Gibson in post-season awards.[2][3] Marichal was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.[4]

One regular-season game in Marichal’s career deserves mention, involving him and Milwaukee Braves’ Hall of Famer Warren Spahn in a night contest played July 2, 1963, before almost 16,000 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco. The two great pitchers matched scoreless innings until Giants outfielder Willie Mays homered off Spahn to win the game 1–0 — in the 16th inning.[12][13] Both Spahn and Marichal tossed complete games,[13] something that almost certainly will never happen again in the big leagues. Marichal allowed eight hits in the 16 innings, striking out 10, and saddling eventual career home run king Hank Aaron with an 0-for-6 collar.[13] Spahn permitted nine hits in 15 and one-third innings, walking just one (Mays intentionally, in the 14th, after Harvey Kuenn’s leadoff double) and striking out two.[13] The game, almost the innings-duration of two contests, lasted only 4 hours, 10 minutes.[13] (Information courtesy of Retrosheet)

Posted by Al_HikesAZ on 2011-08-13 19:33:13

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