John Roseboro was one of the best defensive catchers during the 1960’s. However, he is best remembered for an incident where he was hit in the head with a bat by
Giants pitcher Juan Marichal. San Francisco
Roseboro was a six time all-star, won the Gold Glove award in 1961 and 1966. He played on three World Series Championship teams in 1959, 1963 and 1965. He caught two of Sandy Koufax’s no hitters, and was the catcher for 112 shutouts.
He lacked prowess with the bat with a hitting line of .249/.326/.371. He had 104 career home runs and knocked 548 runs.