Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 6/9/13
Greg Maddux Career was unparalled How does a guy who looks like an accountant and has an avg fastball speed under 90 mph win 350+ games and strikeout 3300+ players? Like real estate, location, location, location. I still remember when the Chicago Cubs let him go and he signed with the Atlanta Braves.  I couldn’t stop shaking my head.  I was so confused as to why the Cubs would let a guy go who had just won the Cy Young, his 3rd consecutive gold glove, his 3rd consecutive lead in games started, and innings pitched. Always known as the thinking mans pitcher his stories about changing grip mid windup, watching a batters stance looking for an edge are legendary. His number alone are mind boggling. 20 wins twice 19 wins 5 times 18 wins twice 18 gold gloves! 18 of 19 seasons with 200+ innings from 1988-2006 (in 2002 he pitched a paltry 199 1/3) 11 seasons over 230 innings pitched Never walking more than 82 in a season When he turned 28 he never walked more than 50 in a season At 31 he wal...
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