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Greg Maddux

MLB Pitching Legend Greg Maddux

Profession: MLB Pitching Legend

United States of America

Biography: Best known for playing for the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves. The first pitcher in MLB history to win the Cy Young Award for four consecutive years, during which he had a 75–29 record with a 1.98 ERA.

He is the only pitcher in MLB history to win at least 15 games for 17 straight seasons, and he holds the record for most Gold Gloves with eighteen.

Born: April 14, 1966
Birthplace: San Angelo, Texas, USA
Age: 56 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Aries

Married Life

  • 1989-01-07 MLB pitcher Greg Maddux (22) weds Kathy Ronnow

Historical Events

  • 1986-09-29 Cubs Greg Maddux defeats Phillies Mike Maddux (1st rookie brothers)
  • 1993-11-03 Greg Maddux becomes first pitcher since Sandy Koufax to win the National League's Cy Young Award in successive MLB seasons and the first in successive seasons with different teams; Cubs 1992, Braves 1993
  • 1995-09-16 Greg Maddux of Braves sets record of 17 consecutive road victories
  • 1997-07-22 Greg Maddux throws a complete game with just 76 pitches
  • 1997-08-10 Atlanta Braves sign Greg Maddux to then record 5 year, $57.5 million deal
  • 2000-06-14 Greg Maddux makes his 387th putout, breaking Jack Morris' career record
  • 2001-09-01 Facing 4-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa hits the longest home run in Turner Field history as his 53rd of the season travels 471 feet to straight away center
  • 2004-02-18 Greg Maddux signs with the Chicago Cubs, the team he began his career with
  • 2004-08-07 Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux enters the history books with his 300th career win in the Chicago's 8-4 triumph v San Francisco at SBC Park
  • 2006-08-30 Greg Maddux wins his 330th career game
  • 2006-12-05 Greg Maddux signs a one-year deal with the San Diego Padres worth $10 million
  • 2008-09-19 Greg Maddux pitches his 5,000th career inning against the San Francisco Giants
  • 2008-09-27 Greg Maddux wins his final start of his career (#355)
  • 2014-10-31 Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre are inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY

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