Greg Maddux is in his second season with the Rangers as Special Assistant to the General Manager after being hired on Nov. 29, 2011. The four-time Cy Young Award winner is in
uniform during spring training as an extra instructor for both the major and minor league staffs,
along with visiting the club's farm affiliates during the regular season. The younger brother
of current Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux, Greg participates in the Fall Instructional
League and in any minicamps the club conducts. Greg was selected as pitching coach for Team USA in the 2013
World Baseball Classic taking place this spring.
Prior to joining the Rangers, Maddux spent the 2010-11 seasons in a similar role with the Chicago Cubs. He officially retired and ended his playing career at the 2008 Baseball Winter Meetings in his hometown of Las Vegas. He
finished his career with a 355-227 record and a 3.16 ERA in 744 games/740 starts for Chicago-NL (1986-92, 2004-06),
Atlanta (1993-2003), Los Angeles (2006, 2008), and San Diego (2007-08). He won four Cy Young Awards in his career,
all in consecutive years from 1992-95, becoming the first pitcher in baseball history to win the award in four straight
seasons (also Randy Johnson, 1999-2002). Maddux joins Roger Clemens (7), Johnson (5), and Steve Carlton (4)
as the only pitchers in baseball history with at least four career Cy Young Awards. His 355 wins rank eighth in major
Born in San Angelo, Texas, Maddux was an eight-time All-Star and won a major league-record 18 Gold Glove
Awards. He led the National League in ERA on four occasions, finishing second in that category in three other seasons. He also led the senior circuit in victories on three occasions. Maddux had 19 different seasons with 30-or-more
starts, the second-most in baseball history behind only Hall of Famer Don Sutton (20). He recorded at least 15 wins
in a major league-record 18 different seasons. He went 19-2 (.905) in the regular season with Atlanta in 1995, the
highest single-season winning percentage ever by a pitcher with at least 20 decisions. Atlanta went on to win its lone
World Series title that year.
Maddux and his wife, Kathy, have a daughter, Amanda, and a son, Chase. Maddux is scheduled to appear on the
ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame in late 2013, as he would be a candidate for induction in the Class of 2014.
SUMMARY: In his first season with San Diego, went 14-11 with a 4.14 ERA (91 ER/198.0 IP) over 34 starts...
the Padres were 19-15 in his starts...posted at least 13 wins for the 20th consecutive season, establishing a
Major League record...allowed 92 runs (91 earned) and 14 home runs, his lowest totals since 2002 for Atlanta...
issued just 25 walks, his fewest since 1997...averaged a Major League-best 1.1 walks per 9.0 innings...made
at least 30 starts for the 12th straight season and 18th overall in his career...the 12 straight seasons with 30
or more starts are tied with Tom Glavine for the most among active pitchers, while the 18 campaigns with
30 starts are tops among active hurlers and tied for third all-time with Phil Niekro and Warren Spahn, trailing
Don Sutton (20 seasons) and Cy Young (19 seasons).
GOLD DIGGER: Awarded with his 17th Rawlings Gold Glove Award, passing Jim Kaat and Brooks Robinson for the Major League record...in 34 starts, posted a .986 fielding percentage making one error in 71 total chances...ranked among National League hurlers in total chances (2nd), assists (1st, 51) and double plays (T-3rd, 5).
AMONG THE BEST: With 347 career wins, ranks ninth on Major League Baseball's all-time wins list...earned
his 342nd career vistory 8/19 vs. HOU to move into a tie with Tim Keefe on the all-time list...passed Keefe
for sole possession of ninth place with career win 343 in his next start, 8/24 at PHI...among active pitchers,
second in wins behind Roger Clemens (354)...ranks 11th all-time with 3,273 career strikeouts and third among
active hurlers...moved into sole possession of 11th place with 3,193rd career strikeout 5/9 at Atlanta (fourth
inning, Brian McCann), passing Ferguson Jenkins (3,192)...tied for sixth all-time with Clemens with 707 career
starts (tied for first among active pitchers).
FOR THE RECORDS: Earned his 13th victory of 2007 on 9/18 vs. PIT, recording his 20th consecutive 13-win
season...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, the 20 straight seasons with 13 or more wins are a Major League
record, passing Cy Young who accomplished the feat in 19 consecutive seasons, 1891-1909...collected his
10th win of the season 8/24 at PHI, marking his 20th straight season with at least 10 wins...the 20 consecutive
campaigns with 10 or more wins set a Major League record, surpassing Cy Young's mark from 1891-1909 (Elias
Sports Bureau)...the 20 seasons with at least 10 wins are also tied with Nolan Ryan for the second-most 10-win
seasons all-time, trailing Don Sutton who recorded at least 10 wins in 21 seasons during his career.
NO WALKING: Did not walk a batter for 59.2 consecutive innings, 7/28-9/18...walked Roy Oswalt in the
second inning on 7/28 in Houston and then faced 244 batters without a walk until he issued a free pass to
Jason Bay of the Pirates in the bottom of the third inning, 9/18 at PETCO PARK...the 244 batters faced without
a walk was the second longest such streak of his career, as he went 289 batters without a walk from 6/20-
8/12/01 (Elias Sports Bureau)...the 59.2 frames was the second-longest walkless streak of his career, trailing
his National League record 72.1 consecutive innings without a walk in 2001...the 59.2 innings are also the
second-most in Padres history behind Randy Jones' club-record 68.0 walkless frames in 1976.
AUGUST AND EVERYTHING AFTER: Went 3-1 with a 2.37 ERA (10 ER/38.0 IP) in six August starts...
San Diego was 5-1 in those outings...struck out 21 batters and walked none in the month...one of only two
Major Leaguers in 2007 to pitch 30.0 or more innings in a month without issuing a base on balls, joining
Cleveland's Paul Byrd who went 40.0 innings in May without allowing walk...won a season-high five straight
decisions 8/14-9/8, posting a 1.89 ERA (8 ER/38.0 IP) over six starts during that span...San Diego won all six
of those starts...finished the season with a 7-2 record in his last 10 starts (Padres were 8-2)...allowed three
runs or less in eight of those 10 starts and one run or fewer on four occasions.
ON THE BASE PATHS: Became the second oldest pitcher to steal a base when he swiped second 7/23
at COL at 41 years, 100 days old...only Jim Kaat was older when he stole a base on 6/23/80 at 41 years,
229 days old...pinch-ran on 8/5 vs. SF, marking his his ninth-career pinch-running appearance and first since
6/4/88 at NYM as a member of the Cubs.
GOING THE DISTANCE: Recorded his 109th career complete game 5/14 vs. CIN...allowed one run on five
hits and struck out five batters in the Padres 7-1 win...the only San Diego hurler to notch a complete game
in 2007...marked his first complete game since 9/27/05 for the Cubs vs. the Pirates.
Acquired by the Los Angeles
Dodgers from the Chicago Cubs
with cash considerations at the
July 31 trading deadline in exchange
for Cesar Izturis...became
the first 300-game winner to pitch
for the Dodgers since Don Sutton
on Aug. 9, 1988...overall, went
15-14 with a 4.20 ERA in 35 starts
for both the Cubs and Dodgers...
fanned 117 batters while
walking only 37...won 15 games
for the 18th time in his career,
tying Cy Young's mark for most 15-
win seasons...went 6-3 with a 3.30
ERA in 12 starts as a Dodger...was
9-11 with a 4.69 ERA in 22 starts
while with the Cubs...his 15 wins
tied for seventh in the National
League while his 14 losses tied for
sixth...went over 200.0 innings for the 18th time in his career (210.0)...has won 76 games since the start of
the 2002 season, the seventh most in baseball during the time period...did not make an error in 66 chances,
winning the Rawlings Gold Glove award for the 16th time in his career...turned nine double plays, setting
the all-time record by a pitcher...finished tied for third in the National League by allowing just 1.6 walks per
nine innings...went 8-5 with a 3.88 ERA after the All-Star break...made 30 starts for the 17th season, tying
him for the fifth highest total in Major League history...tossed 6.0 inning of no-hit baseball in his first start
as a Dodger Aug. 3 at Cincinnati...his victory against the Reds marked the 19th consecutive season in
which the right-hander has won at least 10 games, equaling Cy Young's mark set from 1891-1909...went 3-0
with a 2.37 ERA (10 ER/38.0 IP) in six starts for the Dodgers during the month of August...held the Giants
scoreless and gave up just two hits on August 13 over a season-high tying 8.0 innings...set down the last 22 batters he faced in that game...retired the first 10 batters he faced in his next start Aug. 19...marked the
longest streak of consecutive batters retired (32) by a Dodger since Don Sutton set down 33 in a row from
Aug. 15-22, 1976...finished the season with 333 career wins, ninth on the all-time list and nine behind Tim
Keefe for eighth...12th on Major League Baseball's all-time strikeout list with 3,169...opened the season 5-0
in April, posting a 1.34 ERA (5 ER/33.1 IP) for the Cubs...marked the first time in his 20-year career that the
right-hander won his first four starts, as well as the first time he started out 5-0...held opponents to a .117
average (23-for-117) in April.
Greg moved into a tie for 15th place on MLB's all-time wins list despite suffering his first losing season since
1987 ... was 13-15 with a 4.24 ERA in 35 starts ... posted his 18th straight season with 13 or more victories, joining Cy
Young as the only pitchers in major league history to do so ... in addition, is one of only three pitchers to record 13 or
more wins 18 times in their career (also Cy Young and
Walter Johnson) ... struck out his 3,000th career batter, becoming the second Cub in
franchise history to record 3,000 strikeouts (also Fergie Jenkins) ...
Chicago is the only major league franchise to have two pitchers
surpass the mark in their uniform ... endured a 2-hour, 43-minute rain delay prior to the start of
the game on July 26, fanning San Francisco's Omar Vizquel
in the third inning for the milestone strikeout ... earned his 15th career Rawlings Gold Glove, committing just 3
errors in his 35 starts ... issued just 36 walks and led the National League in fewest walks
per 9.0 innings (1.4) ... worked 225.0 innings - his highest total since 2001 - and led the
club in both innings pitched and starts ... earned his first win of the campaign on April 29 as he faced off
against fellow 300-game winner Roger Clemens ... the matchup of
300-game winners was the first since 1987 and the first in the
National League since July 21, 1892 ... Maddux allowed just 2 runs over 6.0 innings of work in the 3-2 defeat of Houston ... combined with Mike Remlinger and Michael Wuertz on a 3-hit shutout of the New York Mets on May 10 ... also struck out 10 batters, recording his first double-digit strikeout game since June 15, 2003 ... won three straight starts from May 30-June 10 ... on June 10, he allowed just 7 hits and 3 runs over 6.2 innings of work against the Red Sox ... homered for the first time in more than six years, tagging Boston's John Halama for a solo shot in the
sixth inning of a 14-6 Cub win ... threw the 106th complete game of his career August 11 against St. Louis ... tossed just 70 pitches in winning his 10th game of the season on August 16 in Houston (4-1) ... was the first
Cub pitcher to 10 wins - as he held the Astros to 1 run on 3 hits, 2 walks and 5 strikeouts ... also drove in the game-tying run, hitting an RBI-single off Andy Pettitte in the second inning ... hurled his second complete game of the season on August 27 - fewer than three weeks after his first of the season - but still suffered the loss in a 2-1 defeat at the hands of the Florida Marlins ... threw his third complete game of the season September 27 in a 5-3 loss to Pittsburgh ... Maddux hadn't hurled three complete games in a season since 2001.
Greg signed with the Cubs - the team that originally drafted him - as a free agent on February 18 after spending 11 years with the Atlanta Braves...became the first pitcher in major league history to win 15 or more games in 17 consecutive seasons...won his 300th career game August 7 at San Francisco, picking up the milestone win in just his second attempt to do so...became the 22nd pitcher in major league history to win 300 games...was the fourth-youngest pitcher to accomplish the feat and the first National Leaguer to do so since Steve Carlton in 1983...was the second pitcher to beat the same team for his 200th and 300th career victories (also Grover "Ol' Pete" Alexander)...was 16-11 with a 4.02 ERA for the season...tied for fifth in the NL in wins with teammate Carlos Zambrano...ranked third in the NL in fewest walks per 9.0 innings...led the Cubs and ranked ninth in the league in innings pitched (212.2)...it was the 16th time he surpassed the 200.0-innings mark...was just 0.2 innings shy of the mark in 2002...finished the season in 20th on MLB's all-time wins list...his 245 wins dating back to Opening Day 1991 tops all major league pitchers...made his Cubs re-debut April 7 at Cincinnati, taking the loss in a 3-1 contest...hit two batters (D'Angelo Jimenez and Ken Griffey Jr.) in the same inning for the first time in his career...earned his first win of the season April 23 vs. New York and tied Cy Young n the NL's all-time wins list...set a club mark for the longest span between wins for a Cubs pitcher (4,216 days)...Fergie Jenkins had previously held the record...picked up his second win of the season May 3 at St. Louis - in a contest in which both he and Jason Marquis recorded a stolen base...it was the first time since June 11, 1950 that two starting pitchers both stole a base in the same inning... hurled his 35th career complete-game shutout - and first in exactly two years - when he tossed a 6-hitter against Milwaukee July 17...it was his first complete game since July 17, 2003, and his first shutout since July 17, 2001...went the distance in his very next start on July 22 vs. Cincinnati...it was the first time he hurled back-to-back complete games since September 7-13, 2000...picked up his 15th win of the season September 23, becoming the first pitcher in major league history to win 15 or more games in 17 consecutive seasons...went 1-for-2 with 2 RBI in the contest...surpassed the 200.0-innings mark in the same contest.
With his win Sept. 21, became the first pitcher in major league history to win at least 15 games in 16 consecutive seasons, breaking a tie with Cy Young...Ended the season with 289 wins, passing Tommy John on the final day of the season for 22nd on the all-time list...Maddux led the league with 36 starts, tied for fifth with 16 wins, tied for sixth with 218.1 IP and ranked 9th with a 2.90 day ERA...Was a season of streaks for Greg - he started 0-3 with an 11.05 ERA in his first 3 games March 31-April 9, then went 3-0 with a 1.99 ERA in his next 5 games April 13-May 4, was 0-2 with a 7.41 ERA in 3 starts May 9-20, then went 3-1 with a 2.41 ERA in 6 starts May 25-June 20...He allowed 9 ER in 11.0 innings, going 0-1 in 2 starts June 25-30, but rebounded to hold the opposition to 35 ER in 105.0 IP over his last 17 games since July 5, while going 10-3 with a 3.00 ERA...Compiled a 5-game winning streak with a 2.77 ERA July 10-Aug. 6... Issued only 11 walks in his last 18 starts (109.0 IP, .90 BB/9.0 IP)...In his July 17 start in Atlanta, he pitched his 1st complete game in exactly 2 years, beating the Mets, 3-2...35 of the 112 runs he allowed this year came the first inning (31%)...Opponents scored in the first inning this year off Maddux in 17 of his 36 starts...Allowed 24 home runs in 213.1 IP, 10 more than he gave up in 199.1 IP in 2002r...His 11 K in a 2-1 loss at Seattle June 15 were his most since he fanned a career-high 14 May 2, 2001, vs. the Brewers...Greg's win over StL April 23 enabled him to pass Lew Burdette for 5th place on the Braves' all-time franchise list at 180...This was the 1st time in Greg's career that he lost the first 3 starts of his season; he began 1989 0-3, but that was over his 1st 4 starts...Braves were outscored 43-5 in Greg's first 3 games this year...Is 135-4 when receiving 5+ runs of support since the '91 All-Star break...His 229 wins since the start of 1991 are the most in the majors (Tom Glavine, 218)...Braves scored 164 runs in Maddux's 36 starts (4.6 runs/game).
With 16 wins, joined Cy Young as the only pitchers in major league history to win at least 15 games for 15
consecutive seasons; Young did it from 1891 through 1905; Maddux won his 15th Sept. 22 vs. Florida...His 16th win, Sept. 27 at NYM, was career No. 273, tying him with Red Ruffing for 28th place on the all- time victory list; Jim Kaat is 27th with 283...Earned 13th straight Rawlings Gold Glove, committing 1 error in 70 total chances and leading the National League with 3.16 fielding chances per 9.0 innings; the only pitcher who has won more consecutive Gold Gloves is Jim Kaat, who won 16 straight from 1962 through 1977...Ranked 2nd in the NL with a 2.62 ERA, 3rd with a 1.63 day ERA, 4th with a 2.48 home ERA and 2.0 walks/ 9.0 IP ratio, 5th with a 2.79 road ERA and T5th with a .727 winning percentage...213 wins since the start of 1991 are the most in the major leagues...His 1,704 Ks as a Brave rank 5th on the club's all-time strikeout list; Tom Glavine is 4th with 2,054...Did not lose for a span of 15 starts May 5-July 17 (7-0, 2.28); that followed an April of 2-2, 4.37...Scheduled to start Opening Day, April 1, against the Phillies, but was scratched because of inflamed nerves in his lower back...Placed on the 15-day DL for the 1st time in his career April 5, backdated to March 26; activated April 13...Pitched 7.0 or more innings in only 10 of his 34 starts, but was bothered periodically by nagging back, calf, neck and side injuries...Allowed 0 ER in 12 of his 34 starts, albeit 1 was 1.0 IP April 17 at NYM, a game he left after 1.0 inning because the inflamed nerves in his lower back acted up...Lost to the Diamondbacks, 11-5, April 25 in Atlanta, allowing a career-high 10 runs in a game (although 6 were earned) and 8 runs in an inning (5th)...Lost to the Marlins, 13-3, Sept. 13 at Florida, permitting 6 runs in the 1st inning for the 1st time in his career; had allowed 1 ER in his previous 27.0 IP...Aside from those 2 starts and June 10 at Minn (allowing 18 ER in 13.2 IP in the 3 games), he gave up only 40 ER in 185.2 IP for a 1.94 ERA...Is 127-4 when receiving at least 5 runs of support since the 1991 All-Star break.
Became only the 2nd pitcher in Major League history to win at least 15 games for at least 14 straight seasons...Only Cy Young, who performed the feat 15 straight years (1891 to 1905) has a longer streak...Earned his 12th straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award...Set a National League record by not issuing a walk for 72.1 IP over 11 starts June 20-Aug. 12...Didn't walk anyone unintentionally for 84.0 innings, or 340 batters, from the 2nd inning of the June 20th game vs. FLA until the Padresb Ben Davis worked a base on balls off him August 22...From June 5 at Mtl through July 27 at Mtl, Greg went 10-0 with a 2.45 ERA (22 ER in 80.2 IP) in 11 starts (the longest win streak in the NL all season), matching his career-high victory streak for a 4th time... Maddux went 5-0 with a 2.13 ERA in June and 5-0 with a 2.82 ERA in July, earning him NL Pitcher of the Month honors for a record 8th and 9th times...No one else has won the award more than 5 times...Led the NL with a 1.0 BB/9.0 IP ratio, T1st with 3 SHO, 4th with a 3.05 ERA and 233.0 IP, T5th with 17 wins, T7th with 3 CG and a 3.43 road ERA, and 10th with a 2.78 home ERA...Left his start Sept. 22 at New York with a hyper-extended right elbow, after giving up singles to his first two batters faced, Matt Lawton and Edgardo Alfonzo...After going 14-5 with a 2.49 ERA in 22 starts through July 27, Maddux went 3-6 with a 4.76 ERA (39 ER in 73.2 IP) in 12 outings from Aug. 1 through the end of the season...After beating the Padres, 6-3, Aug. 22, he went 0-4 with 3 ND and a 3.95 ERA in 7 starts for the remainder of the season (41.0 IP, 18 ER)...Marked his first 4-game losing streak since July 20-Aug. 8, 1996...The 7-game winless streak (Aug. 27-Oct. 2) is his longest since making 7 straight winless starts June 11-July 11, 1991, as a Cub (0-3, 4 ND)...His 257 wins are 36th on the all-time list; Ted Lyons is in 35th place with 260 wins...Gregbs 197 wins since the start of 1991 are the most in the majors, 6 more than Tom Glavine's 191.
Compiled another Cy Young-caliber season with 19 wins and a 3.00 ERA...Placed third in the Cy Young voting behind Randy Johnson and Tom Glavine...It was the seventh time Maddux had won at least 19 games. . .Became only the third pitcher in Major League history to post at least 13 consecutive seasons of 15 or more wins. . .Cy Young did it 15 straight times (1891-1905) and Gaylord Perry 13 (1966-78)...Maddux's 180 wins since the start of 1991 are the most in the major leagues, five more than Tom Glavine's 175. . .Greg's 240 wins, 3318.0 IP, 99 complete games and 31 shutouts rank second among active pitchers to Roger Clemens' 240, 3666.2, 116 and 45, respectively. . .Compiled a streak of 39.1 consecutive scoreless innings, beginning with the fourth inning of the Braves' Sept. 2 game at Houston and ending with one out in the fourth inning of the Sept. 28 game against the Mets in New York. . .The streak was the second longest since Orel Hershiser's record 59.0-inning stretch in 1988 (Gregg Olson shut out his opponents for 41.0 straight innings in 1989-90). . .Lost only three times in his first 21 starts. . .Went 32.1 consecutive innings without issuing a walk from the second inning of that Sept 2 game against the Astros through two-thirds of the second inning at Montreal Sept. 23, when he intentionally walked Orlando Cabrera. . .Hurled back-to-back shutouts on Sept. 7, 4-0 over the D'backs in Atlanta, and 4-0 over the Marlins Sept. 13 in Atlanta helped him to a 5-1 record with a 2.03 ERA for the month. . .Matched his career high of 13 strikeouts in a 10-0 win in that Sept. 23 game at Montreal (also had 13 Ks vs. Blue Jays June 27, 1998). . .Won that Sept. 2 game at Houston, 8-6, despite allowing 5 runs in the first inning for the second straight outing (also permitted 5 runs in the first inning Aug. 28 at CIN), after having gone more than 10 years without surrendering a 5-run first (others: July 18, 1987, at SF, and June 6, 1990, at Pit) . . .The leadoff home run that he gave up to the Reds' Pokey Reese Aug. 28 was the first HR he had allowed starting off a game since Ray Lankford hit one Sept. 28, 1991. . .Went 1-4 despite a 2.61 ERA in 6 games July 22-Aug. 18 as the Braves scored just 10 runs. . .He pitched 7.0 or more innings in 27 of his 35 (77%) starts this year and 187 of his 259 starts (72%) as a Brave... Maddux permitted 2 or fewer ER in 22 of his 35 starts (63%)...In his 7 NDs this year, he left with the game tied 4 times, ahead twice and behind once...His putout of John Vander Wal June 14 in Pittsburgh broke Jack Morris' Major League record of 387 putouts by a pitcher...Finished the season with 403 putouts...Finished T1st in the NL with 3 SHO, 1st with a 1.5 BB/9.0 IP ratio, 2nd with 249.1 IP, T3rd with 19 wins and 6 CGs, 3rd with a 3.00 ERA and T7th with a .238 Opp BA ...Finished with the 3rd best road ERA in the NL at 3.03, the 4th best night ERA (2.77) and the 7th best home ERA (2.96)...Maddux held righthanded hitters to a .214 BA (117 x 546), while lefthanded hit .269 (108 x 401)...His 180 wins since the start of 1991 are the most in the Major Leagues, five more than Tom Glavine's 175...The Braves scored 153 runs in Maddux's 35 starts (4.4 runs/game)...Atlanta scored only 15 runs in Maddux's 9 losses...Allowed a career high 19 home runs...Averaged 92 pitches a start.
2000 POST-SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:--Division Series: Lost Game 1, 7-5 (4.0 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 3 BB, 2 K)... Matched the shortest start of his post-season career (4.0 IP, 8 ER).
Recorded his 12th consecutive season with 15 or more wins and 19 for the fourth time...His 3.57 ERA was the highest in a season since 1987, when he posted a 5.61 with the Cubs and the first time over 3.00 since 1991 (3.35)...1999 also marked the first time he did not throw at least one shutout in a full season and the four complete games were his lowest total since 1987, when he threw one...Earned his 10th consecutive Gold Glove award, tying him with Ken Griffey Jr. for the longest current streak among active players...Compiled a 12-4 record with a 2.86 ERA (5th in NL) in 19 starts at home but went 7-5 on the road with a 4.71 ERA in 14 starts...Averaged 92 pitches a start, 4th lowest in the NL but allowed a career high 258 hits... Named the NL Pitcher of the Month for August after going 6-0 with a 3.69 ERA...Compiled an 8-game winning streak in 8 starts July 26-Sept. 6 (8-0, 2.84 57.0 IP, 18 ER, 6 BB, 41 K)...He went 30.2 consecutive innings without issuing a walk Aug. 11-Sept. 12...He missed his scheduled start Aug. 27 with a chipped bone in his right wrist incurred while diving after a John Vander Wal foul pop Aug. 21...Maddux hurled consecutive complete games July 21 at Florida and July 26 vs. Milwaukee...Went 14-5 with a 2.86 ERA (43 ER in 135.0 IP) in his last 21 starts, lowering his overall ERA from 4.64 to 3.57...He had an 0.86 ERA (4 ER in 41.2 IP) in 6 starts June 16-July 11...Pitched 20 consecutive scoreless innings June 22-July 7...Gave up 10 HR in first 13 starts, but only 6 in last 20 outings (two in last 6 starts)...In a 3-1 win over the Astros June 16, Maddux recorded 10 K, his most since fanning a career-high 13 Blue Jays June 27, 1998, in Atlanta...On May 4 in Atlanta, he gave up 8 ER, including a grand slam to Mark McGwire, in a 9-1 loss to the Cards...It was only the second slam ever allowed by Maddux in the regular season...Then, in a 9-2 loss to the Mets September at New York, allowed his 3rd, to John Olerud (1st had been to Phillies Benito Santiago May 3, 1996 in Atlanta)...The 8 ER allowed May 4 matched the most he's ever surrendered in one game...He also allowed 8 ER on Aug. 5, 1988, in a 9-3 loss to the Phillies in Chicago...Went 4-0 with a 2.73 ERA in 5 April starts...Did not win a game in May, going 0-3 in six starts with a 6.10 ERA...Finished 3rd in the NL with 19 wins, 8th with a 3.57 ERA, 6th with a .679 winning pct and 9th with 219.1 IP...His 161 wins are the most in the majors since the start of 1991, seven more than Tom Glavine's 154...Greg is 118-43 (.733) with a 2.29 ERA (377 ER in 1,480.1 IP) in 203 regular season starts since the 1993 All-Star break...In those 203 games, he has allowed more than 3 ER just 37 times...Is 94-2 when having five+ runs scored for him since the 1991 All-star break...Since the 1910s only one starting pitcher has had a lower ERA in any decade-Sandy Kofax at 2.36 in the 1960s...The Braves scored 197 runs in Maddux's 33 starts (6.0 runs/game)...Led all Braves pitchers with 2 home runs (4/6 off Phillies' Chad Ogea and 5/30 off Dodgers' Kevin Brown) and 13 sac hits and tied Smoltz for lead in RBI with 7...Among active career starting pitching leaders is 1st with a 2.81 ERA, 2nd with 221 wins, 93 CG and 28 shutouts, 3rd with 432 games started and 3068.2 IP, 6th with 2160 K and T8th with a .637 winning percentage (based on 100 decisions).Since 1987 has induced 261 GDIPs to rank 2nd in the majors...Over the last five years his 2.47 ERA and 90 wins place him 1st among active pitchers with a minimum of 750.0 IP...He also ranks 1st with 176 wins and a 2.54 ERA over the last decade based on 1,500.0 IP...Is the only active pitcher to have an ERA under 3.00 over the last decad
Claimed his fourth ERA title (2.22), all of which have been achieved as a Brave (1993-95, 1998)...Produced his 11th consecutive season with at least 15 wins (18) and 200.0 or more innings pitched (251.0) while striking out a career-high 204 batters...1998 also marked the seventh time in his career that he has won at least 17 games in a season, second only among active pitchers to Roger Clemens, who has accomplished the feat in nine different seasons...Earned 9th consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove by leading all NL pitchers with 63 assists, 98 total chances and tied Kevin Brown for the league lead with 31 putouts...Threw a career-high 5 shutouts along with 9 complete games, the most since he had 10 in 1995...Tied David Wells of the New York Yankees with seven low-run complete games (two runs or less) to lead all Major League pitchers...Went 15-5 with a 1.53 ERA (33 ER in 193.2 IP) in his first 25 outings...He recorded his 2,000th career strikeout 9/8 at Mon...Became the Major Leagues' 94th 200-game winner with a 8-4 decision over the Giants Aug. 18...His .633 career winning percentage (202-117) puts him in 8th place in Major League history among pitchers who have won 200+ games...Maddux matched his career high, set twice previously, with a 10-game winning streak from May 1-July 2 (13 G, 1.15)...A 4-3 loss July 11 at Florida ended that streak and a 16-game road winning streak...He holds the Major League record of 18 straight road wins July 2, '94 through the end of 1995...On June 27 in Atlanta, he blanked the Blue Jays, 2-0, in 1:46 (8 H, 0 BB, a career-high 13 K) ...It was the 100th win of his Atlanta career and the shortest game in the majors since Astros beat the Dodgers, 3-0, on Oct. 4, 1992, in 1:44...Since 1992 Maddux has more games of 1:50 or less (3), than the rest of the NL pitchers combined (2)...Named the All-Star starter by Jim Leyland, his seventh selection (2.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 K)...Had 3 straight CGs June 27 - July 11...Finished 1st in the NL with a 2.22 ERA and 5 SHO, T2nd with 9 CG, 3rd with 251.0 IP and a .220 Opp. BA, 5th with 204 K and T4th with 18 wins...Also allowed a league low 9.07 baserunners per nine innings and .260 OBP, and a grounder to fly ball ratio of 3.25...Had the second best slugging percentage allowed at .299 and the second most quality starts with 27...Was third best in the league with 7.21 hits per nine innings, 0.47 home runs per nine innings and a .218 average vs. left-handed hitters...Went 6.0 innings in 32 of his 34 starts and 7 innings in 25 of his starts...His lifetime ERA stands at 2.75, which would rank 4th in Major League history had he enough innings pitched (he is 150.2 innings short of the 3,000 IP minimum requirement)... Walter Johnson is the all-time leader at 2.37, followed by Grover Cleveland Alexander at 2.56 and Whitey Ford at 2.74...Greg has the lowest ERA (2.15, 401 ER in 1,675.1 IP from 1992-present) over a 7- year span of any pitcher since World War II ...The next best ERAs over 7 years were recorded by Juan Marichal (2.34, 1963-69); Sandy Koufax (2.36, 1960-66) and Tom Seaver (2.38, 1967-73)...Maddux's 142 wins are the most in the majors over the past 8 years, two more than Tom Glavine's 140...The Braves scored 151 runs in Maddux's 34 starts (4.4 runs/game)...12 wins at home were the most of any Braves pitcher...He had 5 CG and 3 SHO with a 2.02 ERA (best in N.L.) at home...In his 18 wins, he had a 1.35 ERA (21 ER in 139.2 IP) and a 4.41 ERA in his 9 losses (31 ER in 63.1 IP)...Avoided his first winless month during the season since 6/90 by winning his final start of the year 9/27 vs. the Mets...Limited hitters to a .211 average with RISP (38x180)...2.02 ERA at home was best in the NL...One of four on the staff (Glavine, Smoltz and Neagle) to be in the top ten in road ERA; his 2.51 was second to Glavine's Major League leading 1.78...Finished T2nd in the NL by allowing 28 stolen bases, Jeff Juden led the NL with 34...Averaged 97 pitches per star
Compiled his 10th consecutive season with at least 15 wins (19) and 200.0 IP (232.2) while allowing a career low and franchise low 20 walks (6 were intentional)...Posted a strong second half with a 2.02 ERA and an 8-1 record in 15 starts...His career record of 89-33 as a Brave gave him the highest winning percentage (.730) based on 100 decisions in franchise history and his 2.13 ERA is also a franchise best based on a minimum 1,000 IP...Maddux compiled a 10-game winning streak June 17-Aug. 22, which matched his career best, set in 1995....Averaged 86 pitches and 7.0 IP per start...Had three of the six lowest pitch count complete games in the Major Leagues: 78 in a 4-1 win July 22 at Chicago, 86 in a 2-0 win July 2 at the Yankees and 90 in a 9-1 win June 27 vs. the Phillies...Averaged 3.18 pitches per batter along with 8.85 strikeouts per base on balls, ranking 1st in the majors...Won his 8th straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award...Went 11-1 with a 2.24 ERA in 15 games, allowing 7 walks, on the road and 8-3 with a 2.18 ERA at home...Was 10-0 during day games with a 1.94 ERA in 11 starts...Opponents batted .208 (33 x 159) with RISP... Allowed the second lowest slugging percentage (.311) in the majors behind Cy Young winner Pedro Martinez...He was 5-0 with a 1.66 ERA in five July starts... Maddux led the major leagues with a ratio of 0.77 walks per 9.0 innings...Went 38.0 IP without a walk from September 1-22 and did not allow a walk in 36.0 consecutive innings June 13 through July 2...He didn't allow more than 2 ER in any of his 10 starts from April 6 vs. the Cubs through May 27 at San Diego...He went 6-0 with a 1.18 ERA in that 10-game span, which included a string of 32.0 IP without permitting an ER...Greg has the lowest ERA over a 6-year span of any pitcher since World War II, having compiled a 2.14 ERA since '92 (339 ER in 1424.1 IP)...The next best ERAs over 6 years were recorded by Sandy Koufax (2.19, '61-'66); Juan Marichal (2.33, '64-'69); Tom Seaver (2.33, '68-'73) and Wilbur Wood (2.34, '67-'72)...Only Braves' starter to have an ERA below 3.00 for five straight years...Maddux's 124 wins are the most in the majors since 1991, four more than Glavine's 120...Finished 1st in the N.L. with an .826 winning pct., 2nd with a 2.20 ERA, T2nd with 19 wins, T5th with 2 SHO, T8th with 5 CG, 8th with 232.2 IP, and 9th with 177 K...Selected to his sixth All-Star team and fourth consecutive one; he started the game but did not get a decision (2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R/ER)...The Braves scored 156 runs in Maddux's 33 starts (4.8 runs/game
Continued trend of dominant pitching in the National League, completing ninth consecutive season with at least 15 wins...Ranked second in the league in ERA (2.72), after leading the league in this category from 1993-1995...Became the only Braves starting pitcher to have an ERA less than 3.00 four straight seasons (2.36, 1.56, 1.63, 2.72)...Finished first in the N.L. in fewest walks per 9.0 innings pitched at 1.0, second in innings pitched (245.0), tied for second in games started (35), tied for third in complete games (five), and ninth in opponents batting average against (.241)...Selected to the All-Star team for the fifth time in his career, and third consecutive time, but did not pitch...Pitched 200+ innings for ninth straight season and won his seventh consecutive Gold Glove (1 error in 109 total chances)...Had a streak of 151 consecutive starts without allowing more than five earned runs (since June 26, 1991) end in a 6-2 loss to the Phillies May 3...Won four of five decisions in April with a 2.17 ERA and finished the year with 10-6 record with a 2.22 ERA (34 ER in 137.2 IP) in last 20 start
Dominated the National League once again, winning the Cy Young for an unprecedented fourth straight season... Won the award unanimously for the second straight season... Sandy Koufax is the only other pitcher to win the Cy Young unanimously in consecutive seasons (1965-66)... Maddux earned his sixth consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove Award... Named The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year... Also won that award in 1994... With his 1.63 ERA, Greg became the first M.L. pitcher since Walter Johnson in 1918-19 to have an ERA of less than 1.70 in two consecutive seasons... Maddux's ERA in 1994 was 1.56... Led the majors in ERA and tied for the lead with 19 wins... His ERA was 2.55 below the N.L. average 4.18... Led the league in ERA for the third straight year... Pitched his first career one-hitter May 28 at Houston (9.0 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 K)... His previous best had been a three-hitter... Tossed 51.0 consecutive innings without allowing a walk June 3 to July 13... Walked just 23 batters the entire season in 209.2 innings pitched, an average of 0.99 free passes per 9.0 innings, tops in the majors... Named N.L. Player of the Week May 22-28 (2-0, 18.0 IP, 2 ER, 15 K)... Was named N.L. Pitcher of the Month for July, going 4-0 with a 1.27 ERA, striking out 49 batters in 49.2 innings... Also, won the honor in September... It was the third and fourth times in his career he had won the award... Had a career-best and N.L.-best 10-game winning streak from May 23 to August 4... Set a Major League record with his 17th straight win on the road September 16 at Cincinnati (ended up with 18)...Greg went 18-0 over 20 road starts with an 0.99 ERA (17 ER, 154.2 IP) July 2, 1994 through end of the '95 season... Hurled four straight complete games August 20-September 5... Had a M.L.-high 10 complete games for the second straight season, equaling his career-high... Matched his career-best with 11 strikeouts July 1 at Philadelphia... Selected to the N.L. All-Star team, but did not pitch... Missed his first start as a member of the Braves August 14 vs. Florida with the flu... Concluded the season with 21.0 consecutive scoreless innings September 16-27... Became 1st pitcher in history to post a .900 winning percentage (.905) with 20 or more decisions... Was 2nd in the majors with a .197 opponents batting average against... Also, tied for 1st in the N.L. in IP (209.2) and shutouts (3) and was 3rd in strikeouts (181
Proved to be baseball's most commanding pitcher by becoming the first pitcher in M.L. history to capture three straight Cy Young Awards ...Became the 10th player to win the Cy Young unanimously ...Marked the 13th time it has been done ...Led the league in ERA with a 1.56 and tied Montreal's Ken Hill in wins with 16 ...Claimed his fifth straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award and led the league in total chances for pitchers with 62 ...Named The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year ...Compiled third-best ERA in majors since 1919 (Bob Gibson, 1.12, '68; Dwight Gooden, 1.53, '85) ...Set a Major League record by finishing 1.09 ahead of the A's Steve Ontiveros, who posted the second-best ERA in the majors at 2.65 ...Largest previous spread between a major league ERA champ and runner-up was 0.48 in 1968 (Gibson, 1.12, and Tiant, 1.60) ...Maddux's ERA was 2.65 below the league ERA of 4.21, the greatest differential in modern day history; Brooklyn's Dazzy Vance was 2.36 below the league average in 1930 ...1.56 ERA set a Braves' club record, surpassing Phil Niekro's 1.87 in 1967 ...Became the first Braves' pitcher to lead the league in ERA for two consecutive seasons ...Allowed the fewest earned runs (35) in franchise history (based on 180.0 IP)...Led the N.L. with 10 complete games... Greg's 10 complete games are a career high (matched again in 1995) and were more than any other N.L. team had except the Dodgers (13)...Had a then career-high 11 strikeouts vs. Pittsburgh April 24 ...Started for the N.L. in the All-Star Game at Pittsburgh July 12 (ND, 3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 2 K) ...Named N.L. Player of the Week for August 1-7...Five of his last seven starts were complete games ...Had a perfect 7-0 record with a 0.94 ERA in seven day games ...Led the league with a .207 opponents batting average against, while he hit .222 ...Also, ranked first in innings pitched (202.0), tied for 1st in shutouts (3), 3rd in strikeouts (156) and fewest walks per 9.0 innings (1.4) and tied for 4th in winning percentage (.727
Collected his second consecutive Cy Young Award and became the second player to win the award with two different clubs; the first was Gaylord Perry (Cleveland-1972, San Diego-1978) ...Notched 20 victories for the second straight year ...Named The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year
Claimed his spot among the elite Major League hurlers by winning his first Cy Young Award ...Was selected to his second All-Star team and appeared in relief of Tom Glavine ...Maddux also won his third straight Rawlings Gold Glove Award by leading all M.L. pitchers with 97 chances and 64 assists ...Was league leader in innings pitched (268.0), T1st in wins (20) and starts (35), 2nd in opponents batting average (.210), 3rd in ERA (2.18) and strikeouts (199), T3rd in shutouts (4), T4th in complete games (9) and 6th in winning percentage (.645) ...Thirty of his 35 starts were quality starts, including 19 of his last 20 and 14 straight from June 25 to August 31 ...In his 11 losses, the Cubs scored a total of eight runs and were shut out seven times ...Allowed only seven homers in 268.0 innings, including just one to right-handed batters ...After the All-Star break he compiled a 10-3 record with a 1.93 ERA ...Put up his best numbers at home, where he assembled a 12-4 mark with a 1.91 ERA and seven complete games ...Blasted his second career homer on April 20 off the Phillies' Kyle Abbott at Wrigle
His 37 starts led the N.L. and were the most by a Cub since Rick Reuschel made 38 and Dennis Lamp made 37 in 1980 ...Maddux also led the league in innings pitched (263.0), finished 2nd in strikeouts (198), 4th in complete games (7), T6th in shutouts (2) and T7th in wins (15) ...Claimed his second straight Gold Glove Award, leading M.L. pitchers in total chances (91) and putouts (39) ...Shared N.L. Player-of-the-Week award with David Cone for September 30-October 6, by tossing two complete-game victories with an ERA of 0.00 ...In his last 18 starts, he compiled a 9-5 record with a 2.92 ERA (132.1 IP, 43 ER) ...Hit first M.L. homer off Padres' Jose Melendez on June 1
Tied for the league lead in games started (35), finished 2nd in innings pitched (237.0), 4th in complete games (8), T5th in wins (15) and T9th in shutouts (2) ...Opened the season by winning four out of five games ...Had an eight-game losing streak over 13 starts from May 11-July 14 (71.2 IP, 49ER, 6.15 ERA) ...Won next five starts from July 18 to August 5 (42.2 IP, 4ER, 0.84 ERA) ...Won Player of the Week honors for July 30-August 5 ...Had quality starts in 14 of his last 18 games ...His 1.000 fielding percentage and a league-leading 94 chances made him the first Cub pitcher to win a Rawlings Gold Glove Award ...Set a M.L. record for most putouts by a pitcher in a nine-inning game with seven at Los Angeles on April 2
Reached a total of 19 wins, ranking him 2nd in the N.L. ...Finished 3rd in starts (35), 6th in innings pitched (238.1) and T8th in complete games (7) ...Ranked 3rd in Cy Young Award voting ...Was the winning pitcher in the Cubs' N.L. Eastern Division title-clinching game on September 26 ...Made two starts in the NLCS, allowing 11 earned runs in 7.1 innings of work (13.50 ERA).
Charged into the All-Star break with a 15-3 record, the best in Cubs history, including a nine-game winning streak from May 22 to July 10 ...At age 22, was the youngest Cub to be on the All-Star team ...Named Pitcher of the Month in June with a 5-0 mark and a 2.22 ERA ...Fired 26.2 scoreless innings from May 6-17 ...Tied for 4th in N.L. in innings pitched (249.0), T5th in wins (18), T6h in complete games (9).
Became a regular in the Cubs starting rotation ...Pitched a complete-game, four-hit shutout at Montreal on July 1 ...On September 24, vs. Philadelphia, he tossed his first 10-strikeout game of career ...Dropped his last six decisions in nine games from July 29 on ...Was optioned to AAA Iowa twice in August before being permanently promoted to the M.L Sept. 4.
Youngest Cub (age 20) to play in a major league game (September 2 vs. Houston) since 1967 ...Made his first start on September 7, beating the Reds 11-3 ...Youngest Cub pitcher to fire a complete game and win a game since 1966 ...Beat his brother Mike of the Phillies, 8-3, on September 29 in the first matchup of rookie brothers in M.L. history ...Promoted from AAA Iowa on September 1 ...Won American Association Player of the Month honors for August ...Named to Baseball America's Class AAA All-Star team.
Tied for 4th in the Midwest League in wins (13) and games started (27), and finished 5th in innings pitched (186.0) ...Made the Midwest League All-Star team.
In his professional debut, Maddux accumulated a 6-2 record with a 2.63 ERA (85.2 IP, 25 ER) at rookie league Pikeville ...Tied for the league lead in shutouts (2) in 12 starts.