A report on Greg Maddux

Maddux in 2009
Maddux pitching for the Braves in 1994
Maddux pitching for the Cubs in 2006
Maddux pitching for the Padres
Maddux in the dugout in 2008

American former professional baseball pitcher who played 23 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for four teams.

- Greg Maddux
Maddux in 2009

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Atlanta Braves

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American professional baseball team based in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

American professional baseball team based in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

King Kelly cigarette card (Goodwin & Company, 1888)
Boston Beaneaters team photo, 1890
Hall of Fame pitcher Warren Spahn
Milwaukee Braves cap logo
Hank Aaron
The fence over which Hank Aaron hit his 715th career home run still exists outside of Center Parc Stadium.
Media magnate Ted Turner purchased the team in 1976, and played a large role in the team's operation.
The 1995 World Series Commissioner's Trophy on display in the Ivan Allen Jr. Braves Museum and Hall of Fame at Turner Field
Brian McCann bats for Atlanta in July 2007
Braves manager Bobby Cox retired in 2010 after 25 years of management
Braves closer Craig Kimbrel pitching in 2011
Chipper Jones salutes the crowd at Turner Field prior to his final regular-season game on September 30, 2012. Jones announced he would retire after 19 seasons with the Braves
Jason Heyward runs the bases in 2014
SunTrust Park (now Truist Park) prior to its first regular-season game
The Atlanta Braves encouraged fans to gesture with the "Tomahawk Chop", distributing foam tomahawks at games and other events.
Braves Hall of Fame wall at Truist Park
P Greg Maddux, Hall of Famer
2× MVP Dale Murphy, outfielder
3B Eddie Mathews, Hall of Famer
Chipper Jones
Phil Niekro

Most notably, this rotation consisted of pitchers Greg Maddux, John Smoltz, and Tom Glavine.

Chicago Cubs

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American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

American professional baseball team based in Chicago.

The 1876 White Stockings won the NL championship.
The 1906 Cubs won a record 116 of 154 games. They then won back-to-back World Series titles in 1907–08.
1913 Chicago Cubs
Hall of Famer Hack Wilson
Club logo (1927–1936)
Cubs logo (1941–1945)
A sports-related curse that was supposedly placed on the Chicago Cubs by Billy Goat Tavern owner William Sianis during Game 4 of the 1945 World Series.
Ernie Banks ("Mr. Cub")
Ryne Sandberg set numerous league and club records in his career and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 2005.
Andre Dawson, 5× All-Star and 1987 NL MVP during tenure in Chicago
Sammy Sosa was the captain of the Chicago Cubs during his tenure with the team.
Kerry Wood, along with Mark Prior, led the Cubs' rotation in 2003.
Dempster emerged in 2004 and became the Cubs' regular closer.
Alfonso Soriano signed with the club in 2007.
Carlos Zambrano warming up before a game
Starlin Castro during his 2010 rookie season
One of two Cubs building blocks, Anthony Rizzo, swinging in the box
The Cubs celebrate after winning the 2016 World Series.
2016 Champions visit the White House in June 2017.
Clark (left) with the Oriole Bird
Ron Santo
Billy Williams
Ferguson Jenkins
Kiki Cuyler
Mordecai "Three Finger" Brown
Harry Caray

In 1989, the first full season with night baseball at Wrigley Field, Don Zimmer's Cubs were led by a core group of veterans in Ryne Sandberg, Rick Sutcliffe and Andre Dawson, who were boosted by a crop of youngsters such as Mark Grace, Shawon Dunston, Greg Maddux, Rookie of the Year Jerome Walton, and Rookie of the Year Runner-Up Dwight Smith.

1995 World Series

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The championship series of Major League Baseball's 1995 season.

The championship series of Major League Baseball's 1995 season.

The team relied on clutch hitting and its powerful pitching rotation, which was made up of perennial Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, and Steve Avery.

Smoltz in 2016

John Smoltz

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American former baseball pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1988 to 2009, all but the last year with the Atlanta Braves.

American former baseball pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball from 1988 to 2009, all but the last year with the Atlanta Braves.

Smoltz in 2016
Smoltz in 2007
Smoltz in 2007
Smoltz with the Boston Red Sox
Smoltz with the Cardinals on September 3, 2009
Fans at Turner Field stand and applaud after Smoltz's 3000th career strikeout on April 22, 2008.

An eight-time All-Star, Smoltz was part of a celebrated trio of starting pitchers, along with Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, who propelled Atlanta to perennial pennant contention in the 1990s, highlighted by a championship in the 1995 World Series.

Glavine playing for the New York Mets in 2005

Tom Glavine

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American former professional baseball pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball, for the Atlanta Braves (1987–2002, 2008) and New York Mets (2003–2007).

American former professional baseball pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball, for the Atlanta Braves (1987–2002, 2008) and New York Mets (2003–2007).

Glavine playing for the New York Mets in 2005
Glavine delivers a pitch in spring training, 1998
Glavine being introduced at Turner Field in his first game back with the Braves in 2008
Glavine with the Atlanta Braves in 1993.
Glavine signs autographs for fans in 2014

With 164 victories during the 1990s, Glavine earned the second-highest number of wins as a pitcher in the National League, second only to teammate Greg Maddux's 176.

1993 National League Championship Series

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Played between the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves.

Played between the Philadelphia Phillies and Atlanta Braves.

The heavily favored and playoff-seasoned Braves brought their legendary pitching rotation of Cy Young winner Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, John Smoltz, and Steve Avery into the NLCS with them.

Nolan Ryan is Major League Baseball's all-time strikeout leader at 5,714.

3,000 strikeout club

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Group of 19 pitchers who have struck out 3,000 or more batters in their careers.

Group of 19 pitchers who have struck out 3,000 or more batters in their careers.

Nolan Ryan is Major League Baseball's all-time strikeout leader at 5,714.
Hall of Famer Randy Johnson, second all-time in strikeouts, is one of only three left-handed pitchers with 3,000 strikeouts.
An electronic banner announces John Smoltz' 3000th strikeout during a game in April 2008.

The other teams with multiple members are the Chicago Cubs (Ferguson Jenkins and Greg Maddux), the New York Yankees (Phil Niekro and Sabathia), and the Houston Astros (Nolan Ryan and Justin Verlander).

The 1971 Cy Young Award won by Ferguson Jenkins, on display in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame

Cy Young Award

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Given annually to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball , one each for the American League (AL) and National League (NL).

Given annually to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball , one each for the American League (AL) and National League (NL).

The 1971 Cy Young Award won by Ferguson Jenkins, on display in the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
Cy Young, for whom the award is named
Don Newcombe, the first winner
Robbie Ray, 2021 AL winner
Corbin Burnes, 2021 NL winner
With 7, Roger Clemens has the most Cy Young Awards.
Randy Johnson, five-time winner

Steve Carlton in 1982 became the first pitcher to win more than three Cy Young Awards, while Greg Maddux in 1994 became the first to win at least three in a row (and received a fourth straight the following year), a feat later repeated by Randy Johnson.

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging.

Strikeout

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In baseball or softball, a strikeout (or strike-out) occurs when a batter accrues three strikes during a time at bat.

In baseball or softball, a strikeout (or strike-out) occurs when a batter accrues three strikes during a time at bat.

Cincinnati Reds outfielder Adam Dunn strikes out swinging.
Hall of Famer Sandy Koufax
Detroit Tigers fan keep track of their starting pitcher's strikeouts during a game in 2010, with each 'K' representing one strikeout
The batter attempting to advance to first base after an uncaught third strike, which the catcher has already retrieved and is about to throw to the first baseman to record the putout
An electronic banner announcing the milestone achievement of John Smoltz recording his 3000th strikeout during a game in April 2008

10) Greg Maddux – 3,371

Martínez on the field at Fenway Park in 2010

Pedro Martínez

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Dominican-American former professional baseball starting pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from to, for five teams—most notably the Boston Red Sox from to.

Dominican-American former professional baseball starting pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) from to, for five teams—most notably the Boston Red Sox from to.

Martínez on the field at Fenway Park in 2010
Martínez in 2004
Derek Lowe (left) and Pedro Martínez at the Red Sox World Series Victory Parade in 2004.
Martínez pitching with the Mets
Martínez with the Mets
Martínez with Clearwater Threshers on July 26, 2009
Martínez pitching during his brief stint with the Phillies in 2009
Martínez speaking at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015

Ferguson Jenkins, Greg Maddux and Curt Schilling had previously done likewise.