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Marichal Shines as Giants Shut Out Braves, 6-0

Apr. 10, 1962 - Juan Marichal (pictured right with Willie Mays) hurled a three-hit shutout today and his bat helped send Warren Spahn to the showers early as the Giants whipped the Milwaukee Braves, 6-0, in their National League opener. A crowd of 39,177 in sunny Candlestick Park watched the 24-year-old righty from the Dominican Republic, who had seven hits for a .119 average in 1961, double and single off Spahn. Marichal scored two runs and drove in two. Willie Mays sent the Giants ahead, 1-0, in the first inning with a 375-foot homer over the left-field fence. It came on the 40-year-old southpaw’s first pitch. San Francisco scored five more times before Spahn left after three and two-thirds innings.

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