Gallery Hosts Yet Another
San Francisco Giants HOF'er!
September 5, 2008, Sports Gallery hosted their 4th SF Giants HOF'er in just over
two weeks. This time pitching legend Juan Marichal made a special in-store appearance
at Sports Gallery Palo Alto.
the pride of both the Dominican Republic and the San Francisco Giants. Born Juan
Antonio Marichal Sánchez, the "Dominican
Dandy" won 243 games and lost only 142 over 16 marvelous seasons.
The high-kicking right-hander enjoyed six 20-win seasons, hurled a no-hitter in
1963, and was named to nine All-Star teams (and was voted the game's MVP in 1965).
Juan twice led the National League in complete games and shutouts, finishing 244
contests during his career, while fanning 2,303 and compiling a 2.89 ERA. Elected
to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983, Marichal eventually became minister of sports
in his homeland. One of five San Francisco Giants Hall of Famers (Sports Gallery
has had all five for signings - four in the last month), a statue of Marichal
and his amazing leg kick graces the East Entrance at AT&T Park.
for over two hours before heading to catch a Giants game, Juan was wonderful,
chatting with fans, posing for pictures and smiling the entire signing. It was
yet another unforgettable day for all of us at Sports Gallery, hosting not only
a Giants legend and Hall of Famer, but a wonderful person as well.
out our photos from this special event below. And please visit sportsgalleryweb.com
in the future for information
on upcoming in-store appearances and signings.
you very much to Juan for such a classy signing. And most of all thanks to all
the old-time Giants fans that made this such a memorable evening in Palo Alto