Greg Maddux Los Angeles Dodgers

Age: 54 (April 14, 1966) | aka Mad Dog | 6' 0" | 195lbs. | Throws: Right
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
CHN NL 1986 2 4 0 0 6 5 31.0 44 3 11 20 5.52 1.77 1.74 3.2 5.8 .378 n/a
CHN NL 1987 6 14 0 0 30 27 155.2 181 17 74 101 5.61 1.64 1.56 4.3 5.8 .327 n/a
CHN NL 1988 18 8 0 0 34 34 249.0 230 13 81 140 3.18 1.25 1.16 2.9 5.1 .278 n/a
CHN NL 1989 19 12 0 0 35 35 238.1 222 13 82 135 2.95 1.28 1.19 3.1 5.1 .280 n/a
CHN NL 1990 15 15 0 0 35 35 237.0 242 11 71 144 3.46 1.32 1.24 2.7 5.5 .306 n/a
CHN NL 1991 15 11 0 0 37 37 263.0 232 18 66 198 3.35 1.13 1.11 2.3 6.8 .282 n/a
CHN NL 1992 20 11 0 0 35 35 268.0 201 7 70 199 2.18 1.01 0.92 2.4 6.7 .258 n/a
ATL NL 1993 20 10 0 0 36 36 267.0 228 14 52 197 2.36 1.05 1.03 1.8 6.6 .278 n/a
ATL NL 1994 16 6 0 0 25 25 202.0 150 4 31 156 1.56 0.90 0.85 1.4 7.0 .261 n/a
ATL NL 1995 19 2 0 0 28 28 209.2 147 8 23 181 1.63 0.81 0.81 1.0 7.8 .253 n/a
ATL NL 1996 15 11 0 0 35 35 245.0 225 11 28 172 2.72 1.03 1.04 1.0 6.3 .292 n/a
ATL NL 1997 19 4 0 0 33 33 232.2 200 9 20 177 2.20 0.95 0.96 0.8 6.8 .285 n/a
ATL NL 1998 18 9 0 0 34 34 251.0 201 13 45 204 2.22 0.98 0.97 1.6 7.3 .272 n/a
ATL NL 1999 19 9 0 0 33 33 219.1 258 16 37 136 3.57 1.34 1.37 1.5 5.6 .334 n/a
ATL NL 2000 19 9 0 0 35 35 249.1 225 19 42 190 3.00 1.07 1.10 1.5 6.9 .286 n/a
ATL NL 2001 17 11 0 0 34 34 233.0 220 20 27 173 3.05 1.06 1.13 1.0 6.7 .292 n/a
ATL NL 2002 16 6 0 0 34 34 199.1 194 14 45 118 2.62 1.20 1.19 2.0 5.3 .288 n/a 29
ATL NL 2003 16 11 0 0 36 36 218.1 225 24 33 124 3.96 1.18 1.27 1.4 5.1 .290 n/a 22
CHN NL 2004 16 11 0 0 33 33 212.2 218 35 33 151 4.02 1.18 1.35 1.4 6.4 .290 n/a 22
CHN NL 2005 13 15 0 0 35 35 225.0 239 29 36 136 4.24 1.22 1.34 1.4 5.4 .296 n/a 14
CHN NL 2006 9 11 0 0 22 22 136.1 153 14 23 81 4.69 1.29 1.36 1.5 5.3 .314 n/a 7
LAN NL 2006 6 3 0 0 12 12 73.2 66 6 14 36 3.30 1.09 1.11 1.7 4.4 .259 n/a 13
SD NL 2007 14 11 0 0 34 34 198.0 221 14 25 104 4.14 1.24 1.29 1.1 4.7 .313 n/a 16 14
SD NL 2008 6 9 0 0 26 26 153.1 161 16 26 80 3.99 1.22 1.29 1.5 4.7 .292 n/a 9 9
LAN NL 2008 2 4 0 0 7 7 40.2 43 5 4 18 5.09 1.16 1.29 0.9 4.0 .282 n/a 2 1
Career 23yrs 355 227 0 0 744 740 5008.1 4726 353 999 3371 3.16 1.14 1.15 1.8 6.1 .289 n/a
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Great stuff!  I never get tired of these stories.  Glavine told another one on the MLB network special about the Braves team of the 90s - at the 11:41 mark of this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0pZfwmvNGM

Eric Valdi farley
Feb 25

I know Alex likes when pitchers throw a Maddux.  Joe Posnanski's incredible top 100 players of all time landed on Greg Maddux today.  There's a lot in it.  But, the best section is this:

OK, let’s get to the legends. I mean, obviously, this is a big reason I loved the guy, a big reason you loved the guy — his entire career overflows with these legendary stories that are particularly his. You tell a legendary story about Ryan and it will involve speed and force. You tell a legendary story about Gibson, and it will involve violence or the threat of it. You tell a legendary story about Koufax, and it will involve a game, surely a World Series game, when he was utterly invincible.

But Maddux legends? They’re a whole other thing.

There is a legend that once Maddux was sitting in the dugout watching the game closely. And then, suddenly, he turned to a teammate sitting next to him and said, “Watch out.” The next pitch was lined foul directly at the teammate’s head, and he ducked out of the way just in time.

There is a legend that in 2006, his Dodgers teammate Brad Penny, who was coming off a game where he got badly roughed up by the Mets, asked Maddux if he would call the pitches for him from the dugout the next time out. Maddux did. The game was against the Cubs. Penny threw seven shutout innings, striking out six and walking nobody.

There is a legend that, while watching José Hernández batting, Maddux noticed a slight shift in the batting stance. “We might have to call an ambulance for their first base coach,” he told a teammate. The next pitch, blam, a line drive smashed into the chest of Dodgers first base coach John Shelby.

There is a legend that once, when asked to intentionally walk a batter, Maddux told manager Bobby Cox, “Why would I do that?” He then explained that he would throw three pitches, and on the third one, he would get the batter to hit a pop-foul to third.

Do I even need to tell you what happened?

There’s a legend that once when he was with the Cubs, Maddux just started screaming at Atlanta’s David Justice for no apparent reason. After Justice struck out, he was enraged. He never forgot it. Later, when they were teammates, Justice asked Maddux why he did that. “Why do you think?” Maddux said. “To get in your head. And it worked.”

There’s a legend — my favorite legend, not least because it’s definitely true — that after he won his 17th Gold Glove, breaking Jim Kaat’s record, he got a congratulatory message from Kaat. But, Kaat pointed out that he still held the record for oldest modern pitcher to ever steal a base. Kaat was 41 in 1980 when he swiped a base against the Pirates.

In July that year, when playing for the Padres against the Braves, Maddux knocked a single off Charlie Morton and then, yep, stole second base. He was 42 years old.

I mean, I have no idea how Maddux isn’t everybody’s favorite pitcher ever.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Feb 25