Greg Maddux (1988 – Topps #361)

Gregory Alan “Mad Dog” Maddux, drafted in the 2nd Round of the 1984 ML Draft by the Chicago Cubs, pitched most of his 22 year career for the Cubs (1986 – ’92,  2004 – 06) and the Atlanta Braves (1993 – ’03), with the last 2 years on the West Coast.  With the Cubs, he won his first Cy Young Award in 1992, then he signed as a free agent with Atlanta.  He won 3 more consecutive Cy Young Awards in a row with the Braves.  Maddux won a record 4 straight Cy Young Awards (1992 – ’95, matched, later, by Randy Johnson ) and he won a record total of 18 Gold Glove Awards. Also with Atlanta, he was a 5-time All-Star and a member of the Braves’ 1995 World Series Championship Team. Greg’s uniform number (#31) has been retired in both Chicago and Atlanta.  Greg Maddux was inducted into the Baseball Hall Of Fame in 2014, with 97.2 % of the vote.  I remember Maddux’s last (Cy Young) season in Chicago and wondering why the Cubs let him go to Atlanta!

Greg Maddux 1988 Topps #361

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2 responses to “Greg Maddux (1988 – Topps #361)

  1. Greg Maddux I remember pitching for Atlanta and he was about as good a pitcher that ever pitched! I think he does play by play now on TV but I could be mistaken. H was a great one! For SURE!

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  2. Maddux was as good a pitcher that I ever saw! Played for Atlanta and won most every time he took the mound! I think he does play by play now on TV but I could be wrong! PG

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