Did You Know…

Juan Marichal was in the top ten in ERA seven times, in the top four in wins six times, in the top four in fewest walks eight times, in the top five in innings pitched five times, and in the top two in complete games six times.  However, only once did he finish in the top ten in the Cy Young award voting, placing eigth in 1971.

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**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam baseball’

My take – I love numbers like these.  Marichal is just another one of the great pitchers of the ’70’s that never got the credit he deserved for being a superb pitcher!!

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