1983 HEADLINE: Brooks Robinson & Juan Marichal Elected To Baseball Hall Of Fame
On this day in 1983, both Brooks Robinson and Marichal were voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Brooks Robinson is known for his glove first, and with 16 consecutive years of Gold Glove level performance it is clear to see why. On offense he has collected 2,848 hits, 268 home runs, 1,357 RBI, 1,232 runs scored, and a lifetime average of .267. And the Orioles teams he played for did well too. He is a member of the 1966 and 1970 World Series championship teams.
Juan Marichal is one of the many pitchers that defined the fantastic pitching era of the 1960s and 1970s. Known for his famous leg-kick, Marichal dazzled while on the mound. His efforts landed him 243 wins with 52 shutouts to his credit. Marichal was a 9-time All-Star which says a lot of the respect he had around the league considering that he was fighting for roster spots with Seaver, Carlton, Ryan, Jenkins, and others.
Brooks Robinson was voted into the Hall of Fame on his first ballot. He captured 344 of 374 votes case, good for 92%.
Juan Marichal was voted into the Hall of Fame on his third ballot. He captured 313 of 374 votes cast, good for 83.7%.