Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 3/1/12
The 2002 Braves were the most recent team with the rarest of attributes -- two eventual 300-game winners on the same pitching staff: Greg Maddux, who reached the milestone two years later, and Tom Glavine, who followed in 2007. Years from now, we may say the same about the 2008 Dodgers. Maddux was on that team, too. It was the last of his 23 seasons. He was 42. He didn't have much left, but Joe Torre wanted him around anyway. Maddux started 33 games for the Dodgers and Padres, maintained a respectable 4.22 ERA and finished his career with two relief appearances in the National League Championship Series against Philadelphia. The Dodgers' NLCS bullpen also included a fresh-faced Un-Maddux -- power lefty, rather than precision righty. The rookie still was shy of legal drinking age but nonetheless dispensed some of the best pure stuff in baseball. His name was Clayton Kershaw. Now Kershaw, 23, is coming off his first NL Cy Young Award. He won 21 games and became the first Dodger to...
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