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For baseball fans, the 1960s are remembered as the heyday of Sandy Koufax and Bob Gibson, but neither of those hurlers won more games during that decade than Juan Marichal, the controversial, high-kicking right-hander of the San Francisco Giants. The fiery pitcher's 16-year career featured six 20-game seasons, but perhaps even more remarkable than his Hall of Fame credentials is the story told here of his rise from a childhood as a Dominican Republic farm boy to major league stardom. In the memoir, Marichal writes candidly of his experiences as a trailblazing Latin American player and the discrimination that he sometimes faced.