» July 19, 1960: In a spectacular ML debut, Giant Juan Marichal pitches no-hit ball until Clay Dalrymple pinch-hit singles with two out in the 7th. Marichal winds up with 12 strikeouts and a one-hit 20 win against the Phillies. Marichal is the first National League hurler since 1900 to debut with a one-hitter.
» July 2, 1961:
The Pirates sweep a pair from the Giants, winning 76 and 90. Sore-armed Vern Law, making his 1st start in more than three weeks, is lifted in the 6th and Harvey Haddix wins in relief. Bobby Shantz pitches a 5-hitter to win the nitecap as the Bucs score six unearned runs off Juan Marichal. The Giants, two 1/2 games back yesterday, will be nine out on the evening of July 8.
» July 27, 1961:
The Giants Juan Marichal fires his first shutout of the year, stopping the Pirates, 20, on five hits. Manager Alvin Dark says before the game that "Marichal will go all the way" and keeps his relief pitchers in the dugout to emphasis the point.
» August 23, 1961: Third-place San Francisco pulls within four games of first place with a 140 rout of the Reds, putting the game away with a record-tying salvo of five home runs in the 12-run 9th inning. home runs by six different Giants tie the major-league record for a 9-inning game. San Francisco's 27 total bases in the 9th inning are a modern ML record. Juan Marichal is the winner in the cakewalk, his 7th straight win.
» August 12, 1962: Juan Marichal completes a 3-game Giant sweep of the Dodgers by beating Stan Williams 51. The Dodgers lead over the Giants is now down to two games.
» May 11, 1963: Sandy Koufax's comeback from a circulatory ailment in his left index finger continues with a no-hitter against the visiting first place Giants. He walks two and fans four to run his record to 41. Wally Moon homers off loser Juan Marichal in the Dodgers' 80 victory.
» June 15, 1963:
Juan Marichal becomes the first Giants P to hurl a no-hitter since Carl Hubbell (on May 8, 1929), and the first Latin American to toss one in the ML. Eighth-inning doubles by Jim Davenport and Chuck Hiller provide the only score in the Giants 10 win at Candlestick.
» July 3, 1963: In the classic pitching matchup between the two Hall of Famers, the Braves Warren Spahn gives up nine hits in 15 1/3 innings, while Juan Marichal allows eight hits in 16 innings while striking out 10. At 12:31 A.M. in San Francisco, Willie Mays's round-tripper off Spahn in the bottom of the 16th gives Marichal a 10 win, the National League's longest win ended by a home run. Both pitchers go the distance in one of the greatest matchups ever.
» August 13, 1963: At Crosley Field, the Reds and Giants deal aces as Jim Maloney outpitches Juan Marichal to win, 40. Maloney allows just two hits.
» October 12, 1963: In the first (and last) Hispanic American major league all-star game, the National League team beats the American League 52 at the Polo Grounds. The game features such names as Minnie Minoso, Tony Oliva, Roberto Clemente, Orlando Cepeda, Julian Javier, Felipe Alou, Luis Aparicio, and Zoilo Versalles. Vic Power receives a pregame award as the number-one Latin player. NL starter Juan Marichal strikes out six in four innings, though reliever Al McBean is the winner. Pinch hitter Manny Mota drives in two against loser Pedro Ramos.
» April 14, 1964: San Francisco's five home runs match the mark for Opening Day round-trippers. Juan Marichal beats Warren Spahn and the Braves 84.
» May 20, 1964: Led by Johnny Callison's 5-for-5, the Phillies snap Juan Marichal's 12-game win streak and beat the Giants in San Francisco, 72.
» May 31, 1964: The Mets and Giants square off in a doubleheader that starts at one p.m. and doesn't conclude until 11:25 p.m. After Juan Marichal's 53, first-game win, San Francisco holds a 61 lead in the 2nd until New York rallies for five to tie in the 7th. The big blow is Joe Christopher's 3-run homer that bounces off Willie Mays' glove over the fence. Eventually, with two out in the 23rd, pinch hitter Del Crandall delivers a run-scoring double off Galen Cisco, and the Giants prevail 86 after seven hours and 22 minutesa record. Crandall ended the first post midnight game ever played in the N.L., while catching for the Boston Braves in 1949. Gaylord Perry pitches 10 scoreless innings to get credit for the win. Thirty-two innings and an elapsed time of nine hours and 50 minutes are doubleheader records, as are 47 strikeouts. New York's 22 K's in the 2nd game are the most by one club in an overtime contest.
» July 5, 1964: Dennis Bennett beats Juan Marichal 21 to give the Phillies a 3-game sweep of the Giants at Candlestick. The Phils hold a one 1/2 game lead at the All-Star break.
» July 31, 1964: The Giants take advantage of three errors by Bill Mazeroski and two by Bob Bailey to tip the bumbling Bucs, 86. Maz's last error, on a potential DP ball in the 9th, helps the Giants score three runs. Willie Mays has three singles and three runs to lead the attack. The Giants remain one 1/2 games in back of the Phils, but learn that Juan Marichal has back spasms and will not pitch again until August 25th.
» September 6, 1964:
At Philadelphia, Giants' ace Juan Marichal strikes out 13 Phillies, including seven in a row, to win 43.
» September 11, 1964: The Phils Dennis Bennett stops the Giants, 10, defeating Juan Marichal. Ruben Amaro's double scores the lone run and keeps the Phils six game ahead of the Cards.
» July 10, 1965: SAn Francisco's Juan Marichal's 14th win of the year is his 7th shutout, as he 2-hits the Phils 70.
» July 13, 1965: Willie Mays's home run, two walks, and two runs scored pace the NL to a 65 All-Star Game victory in Minnesota. Juan Marichal pitches three scoreless innings to earn game MVP.
» August 22, 1965: San Francisco's Juan Marichal, batting against LA's Sandy Koufax, complains that C John Roseboro's return throws are too close. He then turns and attacks Roseboro with his bat. A 14-minute brawl ensues before Koufax, Willie Mays, and other peacemakers can restore order. Roseboro suffers a considerable cut on the head. Marichal is suspended eight playing days and levied a National League-record $1,750 fine.
» September 13, 1965: Willie Mays's 500th home run (off Don Nottebart) and Juan Marichal's 22nd victory beat Houston 51. The win is the Giants 11th straight and gives them a two 1/2 game lead.
» September 17, 1965: The 1st place Giants lose for the first time in 15 games as Phil Niekro outpitches Juan Marichal. The Braves win 91. The Giants will then win their next three games to push their lead to four games over Los Angeles.
» September 26, 1965:
The Braves overcome Juan Marichal to beat the Giants 32. Drysdale shuts out the Cards, 10, topping the 200 mark in strikeouts for a National League record 6th straight season. The Giants and Dodgers are now deadlocked with seven games to play.
» May 26, 1966: The Giants Juan Marichal pitches all 14 innings in a 10 win over Philadelphia. Jim Bunning matches him for 11 innings before being relieved. Marichal is 9-0.
» August 2, 1966: Ozzie Virgil drives in three runs and Juan Marichal, making his first relief appearance of the year, picks up his 17th win, as the Giants edge the Mets, 54. The win moves the Giants (63-44) back ahead of the Dodgers and Pirates by a game.
» August 27, 1966: At Dodger Stadium, Juan Marichal outduels Don Drysdale to give the Giants a 42 win.
» July 4, 1967: The Mets end a 19-game losing streak to Juan Marichal with their first win against the Dominican Dandy 87. Marichal's win streak started in 1962. Jack Fisher is the winning pitcher.
» July 14, 1967: Eddie Mathews becomes the 7th member of the 500-HR club, connecting off loser Juan Marichal as the Astros beat the Giants, 86.
» July 9, 1968: Appropriately, pitching dominates the All-Star Game. Willie Mays, playing in place of injured Pete Rose, tallies an unearned run in the first inning against American League starter Luis Tiant to complete the scoring for the daythe first All-Star effort to end 10. Don Drysdale, Juan Marichal, Steve Carlton, Tom Seaver, Ron Reed, and Jerry Koosman hold the AL to three hits.
» September 12, 1969: Juan Marichal (18-10) pitches a one-hitter, as the Giants beat the Reds 10, but Atlanta takes the National League West lead by beating Houston 43. Tommy Helms' 3rd-inning single is the only hit in what Marichal calls "my best game ever."
» September 16, 1969: Juan Marichal blanks the Braves 20, as the Giants regain first place.
» June 24, 1970: Before 28,027, the Reds play their final game at Cincinnati's Crosley Field, beating the Giants 54. Johnny Bench and Lee May hit back-to-back homers off Juan Marichal in the 8th for the win.
» August 28, 1970: The Giants Juan Marichal beats the Pirates 51 for his 200th ML win. Marichal joins Jim Bunning as the only active pitchers with 200 wins.
» September 2, 1970:
That old black magic works for Gary Nolan as he outpitches Juan Marichal to beat the Giants, 20. Before the game Reds teammate Angel Bravo gives Nolan a rubber ball to carry during the game, assuring him that he'll pitch a low-hit game as a result. Nolan allows three hits.
» April 6, 1971: Willie Mays, a month shy of his 40th birthday, homers (his 629th) on the first pitch he sees in a 40 Opening Day Giants win over the Padres. He also laces a double. Mays will go on to hit homers in each of the Giants first four games of the season, a ML record. Juan Marichal wins on a 5-hitter.
» July 17, 1971:
Juan Marichal allows just one hit through eight innings, but the Reds score three in the bottom of the 9th to win, 32. Tony Perez hits a 2-run single to win it.
» August 10, 1971:
The Giants Juan Marichal pitches the 50th shutout of his career, a 10 squeaker over Montreal. He leads all active hurlers in this category.
» October 5, 1971:
Richie Hebner's homer off Juan Marichal in the 8th inning gives Pittsburgh a 21 victory, and a 2-1 lead in the series.
» April 25, 1972: Phillies lefty Steve Carlton allows only a leadoff single to Chris Speier in beating the Giants, 30, for his 2nd shutout in a row. Carlton strikes out 14 to tie the club record for lefties. Juan Marichal (1-2) takes the loss.
» August 22, 1972:
Pirate pitcher Nelson Briles one hits the Giants, and outduels Juan Marichal, 10. Ken Henderson is the Giants only base runner, singling in the 7th.
» April 5, 1973: In the cold, windy ML Opener in Cincinnati, the Giants beat the Reds, 41. Juan Marichal is the winner over Don Gullett. Despite the weather, 51,579 are on hand.
» April 15, 1973:
In the first of two in San Francisco, Cesar Geronimo has four singles and a double to lead the Reds to an 110 pasting of the Giants. The Reds pin the loss on Juan Marichal. Cincy completes the sweep in game 2, winning 73.
» December 7, 1973:
In a continuing housecleaning of hometown heroes, the Giants sell future Hall of Famer Juan Marichal to the Red Sox.
» March 15, 1975: The Dodgers sign free-agent pitcher Juan Marichal. After two poor outings, Marichal will retire on April 17th, leaving a career record of 243-142, 52 shutouts, and a 2.89 ERA.
» January 15, 1981: In his first year of eligibility, former Cardinals P Bob Gibson is the only person elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA. Players falling short of the 301 votes needed for election include Don Drysdale (243), Gil Hodges (241), Harmon Killebrew (239), Hoyt Wilhelm (238), and Juan Marichal (233).
» January 12, 1983: Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal are elected to the Hall of Fame by the BBWAA. Robinson becomes the 14th player elected in his first year of eligibility.
» July 31, 1983: Brooks Robinson, Juan Marichal, George Kell, and Walter Alston are inducted into the Hall of Fame at Cooperstown, New York, bringing the total number of inductees to 184.
» September 21, 1986: In his ML debut, San Diego's Jimmy Jones pitches a one-hitter against the Astros, allowing only a 3rd-inning triple to opposing pitcher Bob Knepper on the way to a 50 win. He's the first National League pitcher to debut with a one-hitter since Juan Marichal.
» April 27, 1998: Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal is seriously injured in an automobile accident in the Dominican Republic. Marichal is hospitalized with injuries to his head, neck, spine and left leg.
» June 2, 1998:
Atlanta P Dennis Martinez hurls a 12hit shutout as the Braves defeat the Brewers, 90. It is the 243rd victory of Martinez's career, as he ties Juan Marichal's record for most wins by a Latin American pitcher. 1B Andres Galarraga hits a pair of homers and drives in five runs for Atlanta.
» August 9, 1998: Atlanta's Dennis Martinez defeats the Giants, 75, for his 244th career victory to set the record for most wins by a Latin American pitcher. Juan Marichal held the old mark. 3B Chipper Jones backs Martinez pitching with four hits and four ribbies.