Greg Maddux

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Birthdate 04/14/1966
Death Date
Debut Year 1986
Year of Induction 2014
Teams Braves, Cubs, Dodgers, Padres
Position Pitcher

Greg Maddux became the first pitcher with four consecutive Cy Young seasons. From 1992-95 he went 75-29 with a 1.98 earned run average.

In the collection:

Dugout lineup card: Maddux tops Christy Mathewson's NL mark for IP without a walk; passes Red Faber and Jack Morris on wins list

Dugout lineup card: Maddux tops Christy Mathewson's NL mark for IP without a walk; passes Red Faber and Jack Morris on wins list

Baseball’s history sets it apart from other professional sports in America. Fans use comparisons of players of different eras to debate Hall of Fame worthiness. Because of the history, great players from the present-day become intertwined with legends of the past. In
Greg Maddux Topps extension signed in 1988

Greg Maddux Topps extension signed in 1988

When Greg Maddux signed this Topps extension on May 3, 1988 he was on his way to stardom. The first year of the extension saw an 18-win season and Maddux’s first All Star appearance. By the time the contract expired at the end of the 1991 season, Maddux would have two of his record 18 Gold Glove Awards and his first
1998 NLCS Game 3 lineup card signed by Cox - Maddux takes the loss

1998 NLCS Game 3 lineup card signed by Cox - Maddux takes the loss

After losing the first two games of the 1998 NLCS, Bobby Cox gave the ball to Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux to get the Braves back in the series. In the collection is the lineup card from that game that saw Atlanta and Maddux drop to the San Diego Padres 4-1. Maddux thew 81 pitches through five i
Greg Maddux autographed 1987 Topps Traded rookie card

Greg Maddux autographed 1987 Topps Traded rookie card

Shown here is the very first Topps card on which Greg Maddux appeared. Printed after the 1986 season, Maddux’s first in the big leagues, this rookie card is signed boldly by the 355-game winner. Who could have envisioned the greatness that would lie ahead for Maddux after his initial 2-4, .552

6 responses to “Greg Maddux”

  1. Bill says:

    My all time favorite !! Mad Dog !! What a player with a great ability of being so completive to get you out by his pitching & his fielding… To be the first in MLB to win 4 Straight Cy Young & have 18 gold gloves !!! Wow..

  2. Connie says:

    I miss watching him play! We are doing a road trip this summer heading back to Cooperstown to see his and the rest of the Braves ….Chipper Jones ,Bobby Cox just to name a few.

  3. Ben says:

    When I was watching him I knew he was good but never really realized the greatness I was witnessing until he retired..

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