How much is Greg Maddux worth?
|Net Worth:||$175 Million|
|Profession:||Professional Baseball Pitcher|
|Date of Birth:||April 14, 1966|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Greg Maddux
- Born: April 14, 1966
- Hometown: San Angelo, Texas
- Height, weight: 6-0, 170
- Position: Starting pitcher
- Bats/throws: Right/right
- Teams: Chicago Cubs (1986-92, 2004-06), Atlanta Braves (1993-2003), Los Angeles Dodgers (2006, 2008), San Diego Padres (2007-08)
- Drafted: Second round, 1984, by the Cubs
- “Mad Dog” thrived in the Steroids Era, winning at least 13 games in a remarkable 20 consecutive seasons. Just as impressive: He won a record 18 Gold Gloves in a 19-year span from 1990-2008, including 13 in a row from 1990 to 2002.
- Maddux finished his 23-year career with a 355-227 record and 3.16 ERA. He was an eight-time All-Star, four-time Cy Young winner and four-time winner of the National League ERA title.
- Maddux didn’t dominate right out of the gate — he waited until his second full season in the big leagues. In 1987, his first full season, he was 6-14 with a 5.61 ERA for the Cubs. The following year, he was 18-8 with a 3.18 ERA.
- He closed his first tenure with the Cubs by winning a combined 87 games in a five-year span from 1987 to 1992. In the latter season, he won his first of four consecutive National League Cy Young Awards. He then left the Cubs to sign a five-year, $28 million contract with the Braves, turning down a more lucrative contract offer from the Yankees.
- Maddux won the Cy Young in each of his first three years with the Braves. In 1994 and ’95, he posted ERAs of 1.56 and 1.63, respectively. In 1994, he was 16-6. The following year, he was an amazing 19-2 and struck out an uncharacteristically high 181 batters in 209 2/3 innings. (For his career, Maddux fanned an average of 6.1 batters per nine innings.) Maddux led the NL with 10 complete games in both ’94 and ’95.
- Helped the Braves to a World Series championship in 1995. Atlanta defeated the Cleveland Indians in six games, and Maddux was 3-1 in the postseason.
- Maddux was 11-14 with a 3.27 ERA in his postseason career. He posted a 2.09 ERA in five World Series starts.
- A stat that defines Maddux’s magnificence: He walked an average of 0.6 batters per nine innings in his major-league career.
- He finished in the top three in the National League ERA race seven times, including a run of three consecutive ERA crowns from 1993 to 1995.
- How’s this for a unique major-league debut? On Sept. 2, 1986, Maddux made a pinch-running appearance for the Cubs in the 17th inning of a game against the Houston Astros at Wrigley Field. He stayed in to pitch the 18th inning — and served up a game-winning home run to Billy Hatcher.
- This is more like it: Maddux made his first start five days later, tossing a complete game to help the Cubs defeat the Cincinnati Reds 11-3 on Sept. 7, 1986.
On Jan. 8, 2014, Maddux was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, finishing 16 votes shy of a unanimous selection.
He was selected on 555 of 571 ballots — 97.2%, which was 1.6% shy of Tom Seaver’s 1992 record for being named on the highest percentage of ballots.
He was joined in the Class of 2014 by former Braves teammate Tom Glavine and former White Sox designated hitter Frank Thomas.
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