Maddux, Glavine, Thomas voted to Hall of Fame

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas voted to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Long-time Atlanta Braves pitching teammates Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine and slugger Frank Thomas have been voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Maddux, Glavine, Thomas lead Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

Maddux, Glavine, Thomas lead Baseball Hall of Fame ballot

NEW YORK, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Pitchers Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, with six Cy Young Awards between them, and two-time MVP Frank Thomas are new names on the Baseball Hall of Fame ballot.

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Braves to retire Chipper Jones' number

Braves to retire Chipper Jones' number

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves said Tuesday they will retire third baseman Chipper Jones' number and induct him into the team's Hall of Fame.

Rangers tap Greg Maddux as instructor

ARLINGTON, Texas, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The Texas Rangers said Tuesday they have hired former major league pitching great Greg Maddux as a special assistant to the general manager.
Cubs hire Maddux as assistant to GM

Cubs hire Maddux as assistant to GM

CHICAGO, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Eight-time all-star pitcher Greg Maddux is returning to his old team, the Chicago Cubs, as assistant to the general manager, the club announced Monday.

MLB: Atlanta 11, New York Mets 0

ATLANTA, July 17 (UPI) -- Jair Jurrjens allowed only two hits Friday, Yunel Escobar drove in three runs and the Atlanta Braves had two homers in pounding the New York Mets 11-0.

Braves honor Maddux in pre-game ceremony

ATLANTA, July 17 (UPI) -- The Atlanta Braves retired the uniform No. 31 of four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux prior to Friday night's meeting with the New York Mets.
Maddux, 355 wins, retires from baseball

Maddux, 355 wins, retires from baseball

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Greg Maddux ended a major-league career in which he won 355 games over 23 seasons at a news conference Monday in Las Vegas.
Report: Greg Maddux to retire

Report: Greg Maddux to retire

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Right-hander Greg Maddux will end his 23-year major league baseball career, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.

Maddux leads NL Gold Glove winners

NEW YORK, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- LA Dodgers pitcher Greg Maddux and Philadelphia shortstop Jimmy Rollins led this year's National League Gold Glove winners announced Wednesday.

MLB: LA Dodgers 2, San Francisco 1

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Greg Maddux earned his 355th big league career victory Saturday while helping the LA Dodgers record a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants.

MLB: LA Dodgers 5, San Diego 2

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Casey Blake homered and scored two runs Monday to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 5-2 victory over the San Diego Padres.

Dodgers get Maddux for second time

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers acquired 42-year-old pitcher Greg Maddux Tuesday from the San Diego Padres.

Dodgers reported to acquire Greg Maddux

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 18 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed to a deal to acquire four-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux from San Diego, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.
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Greg Maddux
San Diego Padres starting pitcher Greg Maddux delivers a pitch to the St. Louis Cardinals in the second inning at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on July 18, 2008. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Gregory Alan "Greg" Maddux (born April 14, 1966) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He was the first pitcher in major league history to win the Cy Young Award for four consecutive years (1992-1995), a feat matched only by Randy Johnson (1999-2002). During those four consecutive seasons, Maddux had a 75-29 record with a 1.98 ERA, while allowing less than one runner per inning.

Maddux is the only pitcher in MLB history to win at least 15 games for 17 straight seasons. In addition, he was awarded a record eighteen Gold Gloves. A superb control pitcher, Maddux won more games during the 1990s than any other pitcher, and is 8th on the all-time career wins list, with 355. Since the start of the post-1920 live-ball era, only Warren Spahn (363) recorded more career wins than Maddux. He currently works in the Cubs' front office.

Maddux was born in San Angelo, Texas, but spent much of his childhood in Madrid, Spain, where the United States Air Force had stationed his father. His father exposed him to baseball at a rather young age, and kindled his passion for the sport. Upon his return to Las Vegas, Nevada, Maddux and his brother Mike trained under the supervision of Rusty Medar, a former scout from the majors. Medar preached the value of movement and location above velocity, and advised throwing softer when in a jam instead of harder; Maddux would later say, "I believed it. I don't know why. I just did." Though Medar died before Maddux graduated from Valley High School in Las Vegas, he instilled a firm foundation that would anchor Maddux’s future career. Maddux currently lives in the same community.

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