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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Marichal, Juan Born 1937. Dominican-born American baseball player. A right-handed pitcher mainly with the San Franciso Giants (1960-1974), he won 21 or more games during six separate seasons and had 52 career shutouts.

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Examples

  • The A's signed him when he was 17 for $2,000 after he played in Marichal's baseball school for three years.

    USATODAY.com - Tejada's enthusiasm catching in Orioles clubhouse

  • Five students were arrested, Dean of Student Affairs Marichal Gentry said in an e-mail to the Yale College community Saturday morning.

    Police Raid Yale Party, 5 Arrested

  • I will shag flies and catch batting practice for Juan Marichal, the pitcher who kicks like a grasshopper.

    Flash fiction from a runaway boy

  • Juan Marichal, Monte Irvin and Willie McCovey were among the Giants greats who took part in the ceremonies. ...

    World Series PHOTOS: Giants Top Rangers, 11-7, In Game 1

  • That game, played on July 2, 1963 between the San Francisco Giants and the Milwaukee Braves, featured seven future Hall of Famers, including the two starting pitchers, Juan Marichal and Warren Spahn.

    One Season

  • Marichal, twenty-five years of age at the time, pitched his first no-hitter a couple of weeks before this game, becoming the first Latin player to accomplish that feat.

    One Season

  • As much as they were polar opposites off the mound, Spahn and Marichal, utilizing high leg kicks in their windups and both possessing a vast array of pitches, were mirror images of each other on the hill.

    One Season

  • NOTE: Neither Marichal or Spahn, who would finish his season 23-7 with a 1.88 ERA, won the 1963 Cy Young Award.

    One Season

  • As astonishing as the forty-two-year-old Spahn was, he was matched zero-for-zero by Juan Marichal, who was firing fastballs past the Atlanta hitters with an alarming ease.

    One Season

  • I know the names of the great Giants like Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, and Juan Marichal; but the period from the 1958 move of the New York Giants to San Francisco up to the end of the 1990s is a time I know little about.

    “San Francisco Giants: 50 Years” by Brian Murphy (Insight Editions, 2008) « The BookBanter Blog

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