Happy Birthday Juan Marichal!!!

Happy Birthday Juan Marichal!!!

Juan Marichal turns 75 years old today.

In photographs, I find Juan Marichal to be one of the most polarizing pitchers ever.  An extremely photogenic player, Juan and that incredible wind-up will stop you dead in your tracks whether you are looking at pics on the web, flipping through pages of a magazine, or in my case diving through boxes of baseball cards.

I don’t know that much about Marichal, but from the several books that I have read, he is regarded very highly by some of the greatest hitters and pitchers from his era – and that goes a long way with me.

Happy Birthday Mr. Marichal!!!

2 responses to “Happy Birthday Juan Marichal!!!

  1. Growing up my best friend and his father were big time Giants fans so I saw Marichal a few times at Shea. Fun to watch but I’m sure as a hitter seeing nothing but foot and leg followed by his fastball or (maybe worse) his breaking stuff was pretty intimidating.

  2. Look how high that leg is!

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