John Smoltz

John Smoltz Braves
Birthdate 05/15/1967
Death Date
Debut Year 1988
Year of Induction 2015
Teams Braves, Cardinals, Red Sox
Position Pitcher

John Smoltz is the first to notch at least 200 wins and 150 saves; he and Dennis Eckersley are the only men to record a 20-win and 50-save season.

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The faith of Leo Mazzone and Bobby Cox helped turn John Smoltz's career around

The faith of Leo Mazzone and Bobby Cox helped turn John Smoltz's career around

John Smoltz broke in under the watchful eye of pitching guru Leo Mazzone. At a crucial point in Smotlz’s career, Mazzone’s faith helped fortify the right-hander and turn his career around. Smoltz staggered into the 1991 All Star Break with a 2-11 record and 4.73 ERA. Many teams would’
in the early 1990s, John Smoltz help turn the Braves franchise around

in the early 1990s, John Smoltz help turn the Braves franchise around

When John Smoltz broke in with the Braves in 1988, they were coming off of a 92-loss season. Each of the next three years Atlanta lost at least 90 games. With a strong core of up-and-coming young players, the Braves fortunes soon changed. The team hired John Schuerholz as their GM after the 1990 sea
On 4/27/2008, John Smoltz became the 16th pitcher with 3,000 strikeouts

On 4/27/2008, John Smoltz became the 16th pitcher with 3,000 strikeouts

Baseball is a game of career milestones. For batter, reaching 500 homers or 3,000 hits as a batter means you’re in the Cooperstown conversation. For pitchers it’s 300 wins or 3,000 strikeouts. Walter Johnson was the first hurler to reach the 3,000-K plateau. He reached the milestone in 1

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