The Greatest Athlete To Wear #27 {Juan Marichal}

The Greatest Athlete To Wear #37 is Hall of Fame pitcher Juan Marichal.

Notable #27’s- in baseball Carlton Fisk wore #27 for the Red Sox but change to #72 with the White Sox. He was one of my favourite players and he’s a Hall of Famer. Jim “Catfish” Hunter was one of the great money pitchers of the 1970’s with the A’s and Yankees. Two players would could have been among the all-time greats had it not been for injuries wore #28- Herb Score and Pistol Pete Reiser. Kent Tekulve wore #27 with distinction for the Pirates on their last championship team in 1979. Vladimir Guerrero recently completed his career which could end up in Cooperstown. The Greatest Expo ever. Yeah, he was better than The Hawk, Andre Dawson.

In football Eddie George was a fine running back for the Titans for a number of years. Ken Houston was a Hall of Fame defensive back in the 1970’s.  In hockey Frank Mahovlich and Darryl Sittler are Hall of Famers. There are a number of very good players with this number but the greatest is-

The Greatest #27 is Juan Marichal. Marichal pitching mainly for the Giants won 243 and lost 142 in his career. He was the original “one tough Dominican” He had an outstanding 2.89 career ERA. He was a ten time All-Star, he pitched a no-hitter in 1963. No one won more games in the 1960’s than Juan Marichal. He had 6 20 game winning seasons in a period of 7 years. The thing I always remember is when I was a kid and just starting to follow baseball-I was fascinated with Marichal’s big, high leg kick. I can’t imagine what it was like for the hitter. Juan Marichal was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983.

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