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The Top 20 Moments in Jacobs Field History: Tribe Defeats Greg Maddux

The 2014 season will mark 20 years of baseball at Progressive (ie Jacobs) Field. It’s been a relatively short history (although with the stadium building boom in the late 1990s and early 2000s, Progressive Field is the 13th oldest facility in the majors). Did the Tribe Win Last Night has compiled a list of the 20 most memorable moments in the field’s history. We’ll count...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

1994 Player’s Strike, 20 years later

August 12, 1994 was the single most catastrophic day in baseball history. The MLB players walked out on strike, which led to the first World Series canceled in 90 years. The game on the field was more interesting than ever. Tony Gwynn was hitting .394; Matt Williams had 43 home runs; Greg Maddux held a sparkling 1.56 ERA; the Montreal Expos were the best team in baseball with an...
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August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Greg Maddux Uses Tarp As A Slip N’ Slide At Wrigley Field In 1988

Throwback Thursday to Greg Maddux in 1988, using the tarp at Wrigley Field like a water slide. Maddux was recently inducted into the Hall of Fame, though he’ll likely be remembered for proving that it actually is possible to have fun while playing baseball. [cjzero] Follow Sean Wagner-McGough on Twitter @seanjwagner Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians 2; Mariners 0: Kluber’s “Maddux” bests King Felix in a performance for the ages

If only Corey Kluber could start every game for the Indians…… Last night I was fortunate enough to attend the matchup of aces at Progressive Field. Felix Hernandez, currently the favorite to win the AL Cy Young Award took the mound for the Seattle Mariners. Kluber, the Indians clear number one, opposed him. If you are a baseball purist and love pitchers duels, this was your night...
Via Waiting For Next Year
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 10 Braves all-time

Credit: SportsLogos.Net Hall of Fame weekend was a great weekend for baseball with six beloved figures being enshrined. It was also a great weekend for the Atlanta Braves, one of the oldest franchises in the sport. Bobby Cox, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine went into the Hall of Fame celebrating their careers, which helped form the dynasty that was the Braves. From 1991-2005, the Braves...
Via Reading Between The Seams
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Padres' presence felt in Cooperstown during Hall of Fame inductions

As the Padres close in on hiring a general manager, echoes of their present and of their past made a strong showing in Cooperstown on Induction Weekend. First, the hard news: The Padres are expected to finalize their GM decision by the middle of next week, and sources say A.J. Preller, the assistant GM to Jon Daniels in Texas, has emerged as the favorite (with Billy Eppler, the Yankees...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux warmed up with blindfolded catchers?

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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Chopcast: Returning from Braves-centric weekend in Cooperstown

Main Street in Cooperstown, N.Y., is primarily composed of shops dealing baseball memorabilia and clothing, restaurants playing on baseball-themed menus and decor and, of course, the inconspicuous National Baseball Hall of Fame. But on a weekend where six new members were being inducted into the town's landmark establishment, there are pop-up tents and tables offering food, advertising...
Via Fox Sports South
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux’s Hall Of Fame Plaque Has Grammatical Errors

Cool grammar error on Maddux’s plaque, @BaseballHall! It’s fewer, not less. (right? I mean I thin I’m right). pic.twitter.com/10Qg8eK5F5 — Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) July 27, 2014 Former Major League pitcher Greg Maddux was inducted into the Hall of Fame, but it seems that no one proofread his plaque. It should say fewer instead of less, and […] The post Greg...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

There's a tiny grammatical error on Greg Maddux' HOF plaque that some folks care about

Craig Calcaterra, 'Blogger-in-Chief' at HardballTalk at NBC and self-proclaimed 'Blogger for the People' points out an error on Maddux' Hall of Fame plaque.Cool grammar error on Maddux's plaque, @BaseballHall! It's fewer, not less. (right? I mean I thin I'm right). pic.twitter.com/10Qg8eK5F5— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) July 27, 2014We know...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Greg Maddux make a fart joke during Hall of Fame speech?

On Sunday, Greg Maddux took his rightful place in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. As per tradition, Maddux also delivered an acceptance speech, which may have featured the first Hall of Fame speech that included a fart joke in the history of the storied institution.My brother, Mike, led by example. Everything I was about to do on and off the field, he had already done. I was...
Via Bush League Chronicle
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux Makes Fart Joke During Hall Of Fame Induction Speech (Video)

After amassing over 3,300 career strikeouts, 355 wins and four Cy Young Awards, it’s fair to say that Greg Maddux was on fire many times throughout his baseball career. That said, we learned Sunday during his Hall of Fame induction speech that the ace started catching fire long before his baseball career. When thanking his brother, Mike, Maddux made a joke about how his older brother...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Frank Thomas, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine enter the Hall of Fame

This year’s baseball Hall of Fame class really had a special meaning to me. I grew up loving to watch Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine and especially Frank Thomas. On summer night’s a lot like this one, Thomas would fill the box scores I so often would cut out of the morning paper because he homered and drove in five. I remember being in the car with my uncle as a kid and him mentioning...
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July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Maddux zings John Smoltz in HOF induction speech

Greg Maddux used his Hall of Fame induction speech to get a zinger in on his former teammate John Smoltz.
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony belongs to Braves

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. -- "Chicks dig the long ball," Greg Maddux told Tom Glavine before their Bash Brothers forearm bang in the incomparable 1994 Nike ad, as arguably the most accomplished pitching duo of the decade tried -- in jest -- to fit into an era of prodigious home-run hitters. But Glavine and Maddux's greatness was in how they defied the period in which they played...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Gregg Maddux Told A Fart Joke At Hall Of Fame Speech

Greg Maddux was inducted to the MLB Hall of Fame on Sunday  after winning 355 games in his 23 seasons pitching. During his inductee speech, Maddux not only thanked his teammates, the Braves organization, but also his brother for teaching him how to fart. Greg Maddux just joked in his Hall of Fame induction speech […] The post Gregg Maddux Told A Fart Joke At Hall Of Fame Speech...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Hall of Fame Induction Day

4 more hours until these 3 are immortalized in baseball history. #HOFBRAVES pic.twitter.com/Yve6Fhya2c — Atlanta Braves (@Braves) July 27, 2014 You can follow the wall-to-wall coverage of the Braves being inducted into Cooperstown today via basically every sports media outlet out there, so I'd just like to say a few things about each inductee. Bobby Cox: I met Bobby a few...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The career moment of every 2014 Cooperstown inductee

The Baseball Hall of Fame is holding its annual induction ceremony this weekend. And there are a ton of stars on hand for the three-day long event. Some of the greatest players and managers in the modern history of the game will be enshrined into the exclusive club in Cooperstown, New York. Let’s check in on the shining moment for each of these Hall of Famers.  Greg Maddux, Starting...
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July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Rocker raffles night of drinking with him in Cooperstown

Hall of Fame weekend brings out a ton of former big leaguers.  From Hall of Famers to Pete Rose…it’s a veritable smorgasbord of All-Stars from years past. This year, however, is a little different.  Probably thinking there’s a way to cash in on the glut of Atlanta Braves fans making the trip north…there’s also John Rocker.  And, sure, it’d be easy to suspect that Rocker...
Via Hall of Very Good
July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame 2014: The Greatest Pitcher of All Time?

This is Hall of Fame weekend, and the Chicago Cubs are being represented this weekend by one of the greatest pitchers of all time, and arguably the greatest pitcher of the modern Era. This weekend, former Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux is officially enshrined into the Hall of Fame! While I fully understand that Maddux spent his prime years with the Atlanta Braves, and had most of his...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame 2014: The Greatest Pitcher of All Time?

This is Hall of Fame weekend, and the Chicago Cubs are being represented this weekend by one of the greatest pitchers of all time, and arguably the greatest pitcher of the modern Era. This weekend, former Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux is officially enshrined into the Hall of Fame! While I fully understand that Maddux spent his prime years with the Atlanta Braves, and had most of his...
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July 26, 2014  |  Discuss

The Burdette (and the mini-Lew)

Since today is a day with absolutely no baseball, I thought it’d be cool to propose a new statistic – or, rather an updated take on a relatively new one. Perhaps you’ve heard of the Maddux. Invented in 2012 by Jason Lukehart, the criteria for a Maddux is simple: Throw a complete game in under 100 pitches.  Easy, right? Not so – the career leader in Madduxes is…Greg Maddux...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Fail: Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux gave rookies golden showers

An ESPN The Magazine piece can now reveal:Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux used to mosey up to rookies in the shower, engage them in conversation and, while pretending to listen to them talk, secretly pee down their legs.Friggin' weirdo.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
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July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux used to do what to rookies in the shower?

By all means, Greg Maddux is one of the finest pitchers our generation has ever seen. And this is why the right-hander will enter the Hall of Fame later this month in just his first year of eligibility.But it seems Maddux was much more than an excellent pitcher during his playing days. He was also a wizard at terrorizing rookies in the clubhouse. Specifically, in the shower.Here...
Via Bush League Chronicle
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux did gross shower prank on rookies

Greg Maddux: World class pitcher. Soon-to-be-enshrined player in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Legendary prankster. Shower urinator. The last two notable aspects of Maddux’s public persona go hand-in-hand — and hand in … never mind — as the pantheon of great Greg Maddux stories has received a rather unsanitary addition related to the pitcher’s propensity […] The post Greg...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss
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