John Smoltz

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Birthdate05/15/1967
Death Date
Debut Year1988
Year of Induction2015
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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In the collection:

John Smoltz Topps contract extension

John Smoltz Topps contract extension

When John Smoltz signed this contract with Topps in March of 1989, he was the owner of a 2-7 career record and 5.48 earned run average. By the time the agreement expired at the end of the 1993 campaign he was a three-time All Star and winner of 72 contests. Smotlz would go on to become baseball̵
John Smoltz joins the 3,000 strikeout club and signs the ticket

John Smoltz joins the 3,000 strikeout club and signs the ticket

In the glorious history of Major League Baseball, only 16 pitchers have recorded 3,000 or more strikeouts. In the collection is a full ticket to the game that John Smoltz broke the barrier signed by the pitcher. In this game, one of only six he would play that year, Smotlz held the Nationals to one

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