January 12, 1983
Brooks Robinson and Juan Marichal are elected to the Hall of Fame.
Brooks Robinson played his entire 23-year career with the Baltimore Orioles. He was a 18-time All-Star, won 2 World Series (1966, 1970), was the 1964 AL MVP, and set the standard for defense at third base by winning 16 Gold Glove Awards.
Juan Marichal won 243 games, mostly with the San Francisco Giants. He won more games in the 1960’s than any other pitcher. He was a 10-time All-Star and was the 1965 All-Star MVP. On June 15, 1963, Marichal pitched a no-hitter against the Houston Colt .45s.
January 12, 1994
Steve Carlton is elected to the Hall of Fame. Carlton was one of the most dominant pitchers of his time winning 329 games for 6 different teams. He was a 10-time All-Star, won 2 World Series (1967, 1980), and was the first pitcher to win 4 Cy Young Awards (1972, 1977, 1980, 1982). In 1972, he had one of the most remarkable seasons winning 46% of his teams games when he won 27 games for the 59-97 Phillies who finished in last place.
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.