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Greg Maddux from the Chronology
Nov 3, 2006 - The NL Gold Glove winners are announced. P Greg Maddux wins his 16th award, tying the record shared by P Jim Kaat and 3B Brooks Robinson. SS Omar Vizquel wins his 11th award, while OF Andruw Jones wins his 9th in a row.
Aug 13, 2006 - In pitching 8 shutout innings against the Giants, Greg Maddux sets a major-league record becoming the first pitcher to make at least 25 starts in 20 consecutive seasons. Maddux had shared the record of 25 in 19 straight with Cy Young, Warren Spahn and Tom Glavine. The 1-0 win today goes to Takashi Saito when Russell Martin hits a walkoff homer in the 10th off Vinnie Chulk.
Jul 31, 2006 - The Dodgers load up sending minor leaguers Joel Guzman and Sergio Pedroza to Devil Rays to obtain SS Julio Lugo. They also get 4-time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux from the Cubs for INF Cesar Izturis.
Nov 2, 2005 - SS Omar Vizquel wins his 10th Gold Glove Award as the winners for the NL are announced. At age 38 he becomes the oldest middle IF ever cited. P Greg Maddux of the Cubs wins his 15th award while OFs Jim Edmonds and Andruw Jones each wins his 8th.
Aug 11, 2005 - Greg Maddux (9-9) stops the Cubs' eight-game losing streak with an 11-4 complete game victory over St. Louis. It is his 314th career win tying him for 16th on the all-time list.
Jun 10, 2005 - In their first meeting since 1918 the Cubs beat the Red Sox 14-6 at Wrigley using a 20-hit attack. Winning pitcher Greg Maddux hits his 1st homer in six years and Jeromy Burnitz hits 2 homers and Todd Hollandsworth one. David Ortiz has a pair of homers for the Sox.
May 25, 2005 - The Astros break a 7-game losing streak beating Greg Maddux and the Chicago Cubs 5-1. Maddux gets 17 of his 23 outs on the ground in the loss. LaTroy Hawkins of the Cubs retire the Houston Astros in the 9th inning on three pitched balls.
May 23, 2005 - Lefthander Mark Mulder of the St. Louis Cardinals becomes just the 12th NL pitcher since 1976 to throw a complete game shutout of 10 innings or more when he blanks the Houston Astros, 1-0, in 10. Greg Maddux in 1988 posted the last NL extra-inning shutout in 1988.
Apr 29, 2005 - The Cubs defeat the Astros 3-2 in the first matchup of 300-game winners in nearly 18 years. Greg Maddux outduels Roger Clemens for his 306th career victory even though The Rocket has two hits off him. The last match-up of 300 game winners in the National League was 1892.
Sep 21, 2003 - Greg Maddux becomes the first pitcher to win 15 or more games in 16 consecutive seasons as the Braves shut out the Marlins 8-0. Maddux had shared the ML record of 15 seasons in a row with Cy Young.
Oct 5, 2002 - The Braves take a 2-1 lead in their series with SF by pounding the Giants 10-2. Keith Lockhart homers for Atlanta and Barry Bonds for SF. Greg Maddux goes the first 6 innings for the victory.
Apr 25, 2002 - The Diamondbacks jump on Greg Maddux and score 8 runs in the 5th inning and go on to defeat the Braves 11-5. The D'Backs send 12 batters to the plate-11 off Maddux-and the future Hall of Famer helps by walking 4 batters-2 intentionally-in the 5th. He gives up 10 runs 6 of which are earned. Damian Miller has 4 RBIs for Arizona.
Apr 17, 2002 - In the Braves 2-1 win over the Mets B.J. Surhoff makes a 9-3 fielding play; throwing out Jeff D'Amico at 1B on an apparent RBI single. Greg Maddux leaves in the 1st with lower back pain but Kevin Millwood throws 4 innings of 2-hit ball.
Nov 6, 2001 - Gold Glove award winners are announced. Ivan Rodriguez wins his 10th straight to tie Johnny Bench for the most by a catcher Greg Maddux wins his 12th straight to extend his NL record for pitchers and Roberto Alomar wins for the 10th time the most ever for a 2B.
Oct 20, 2001 - The Diamondbacks take a 3-1 lead in their series with an 11-4 victory over Greg Maddux and the Braves. Six of Arizona's runs are unearned as a result of 3 Atlanta errors. Luis Gonzalez hits a 3-run homer for Arizona while Andruw Jones connects for the Braves. Brian Anderson gets the win in relief of starter Albie Lopez.
Aug 17, 2001 - Atlanta's Greg Maddux pitches the Braves to a 2-1 win over the Giants and Livan Hernandez. Hernandez came into the game with 8 straight hits and in his 1st at bat reaches on an error. He goes 1-for-3. John Smoltz racks up his first regular season save striking out 4 batters.
Aug 12, 2001 - The Braves fall to the Diamondbacks 9-1 as Greg Maddux's NL record streak for innings without allowing a walk is ended at 72-and-one-third. Maddux intentionally walks Steve Finley in the 3rd inning to end the streak. Arizona 2B Junior Spivey gets 5 singles in the contest becoming the 5th rookie in 50 years to have a pair of 5-hit games in his first season. His other 5-hit contest was on June 21.
Aug 7, 2001 - The Braves defeat the Astros 6-5 as Greg Maddux sets a NL record for consecutive innings without a walk. Maddux hurls 6 innings in the game to extend his streak to 70 1/3 frames without a free pass. The old mark of 68 innings was held by Christy Mathewson in 1913 and Randy Jones in 1976. Maddux leaves the game with the streak intact and is 14 IP away from the major league record set by Bill Fischer in 1962.
Jul 22, 2001 - Greg Maddux wins his 9th straight 8-2 over the Expos. Maddux strikes out 7 in 8 innings and has now pitched 51 innings without a walk. John Smoltz in his first-ever relief appearance throws the 9th.
Jul 17, 2001 - Braves 1B Rico Brogna announces his retirement effective immediately opening a spot for Bernard Gilkey. The injury-plagued Broca will coach high school football. Without him the Braves win 4-0 behind Greg Maddux's 34th career shutout. Maddux K's 9 and walks none.
Jul 5, 2001 - Atlanta's Greg Maddux notches the 250th win of his career with a 9-5 decision over Philadelphia. Maddux will finish the season with 15 or more wins for the 14th year in a row one ahead of Gaylord Perry and one behind Cy Young.
Jun 5, 2001 - Greg Maddux outduels Javier Vazquez to give the Braves a 3-1 win over the Expos. The lone Expo run comes in the 4th inning when Maddux throws 2 wild pitches the only time in his career he's thrown 2 in one inning. Maddux lost his last outing a week ago to Vazquez but will go undefeated in June and July.
May 25, 2001 - Greg Maddux becomes the first Brave pitcher since Dick Rudolph and Lefty Tyler in August 1916 to throw two 1-0 shutouts in the same month as he whips the Pirates 1-0. Maddux beat the Brewers 1-0 on May 2. Rafael Furcal's RBI single off Todd Ritchie (0-6) is the winner. The Bucs waste a chance in the 8th when they have 3 singles but 2 runners are caught stealing.
May 2, 2001 - The Braves beat the Brewers 1-0 as Greg Maddux hurls a 2-hitter and strikes out a career high 14. Maddux K's 8 of the last 10 batters he faces as he hurls his 100th complete game. B.J. Surhoff's HR in the 3rd off Paul Rigdon is the only score.
Apr 26, 2001 - Luis Gonzalez bangs 2 HRs in Arizona's 13-6 win over Atlanta to tie the ML record for HRs in the month of April with 13 held by Ken Griffey Jr. His first HR off Greg Maddux ties the NL record. Steve Finley also homers off Maddux a 3-run shot and adds a triple and single to drive in 5 runs. Damian Miller has 2 homers including a back-to-back shots with Erubiel Drazo in the 8th. Robert Ellis (3-0) is the winner.
Apr 11, 2001 - The Braves defeat the Mets 2-0 as Greg Maddux (7 innings) Mike Remlinger (1 inning) and John Rocker (1 inning) combine on a one-hitter. Todd Zeile's 2nd single is the only NY hit and Maddux retires the last 17 batters he faces. Maddux has more wins against the Mets (27-16) than he has against any other team.
Oct 3, 2000 - The Cardinals defeat the Braves 7-5 in the 1st game of their NL division series. St. Louis scores 6 runs in the 1st inning off Greg Maddux then hold on as the Braves take advantage of Rick Ankiel's wildness to get back in the game. Ankiel becomes the pitcher in 110 years to throw 5 wild pitches in an inning.
Sep 28, 2000 - The Mets defeat the Braves 8-2 ending Greg Maddux's scoreless streak at 39 1/3 innings.
Jun 3, 2000 - Brian Jordan has 4 RBIs to lead the Braves to a 11-7 win over the Yankees. Greg Maddux (5 2/3 IP 13 H 7 ER 3 BB 5 SO) allows hits to the first 4 batters he faces for the first time in his career. Roger Clemens (5 IP 6 H 6 R 4 ER 4 BB 7 SO) is equally ineffective and neither get a decision. Derek Jeter has 4 hits and 2 walks just the 6th player to get 4 hits in a game off Maddux.
Jan 10, 2000 - The Mariners sign free agent P Aaron Sele to a two-year $15 million contract after Orioles owner Peter Angelos nixes a negotiated four-year $29 million (one report says three year 21-million dollars) because of questions concernting Sele's physical condition. The Rangers had offered Sele a four-year‚ $28 million deal that was never consummated. "Sele fell out of the sky‚" marvels M's GM Pat Gillick. Sele will win 17 during the 2000 season to become one of just seven pitchers to win 15 or more games in each of the past three seasons (Pedro Martinez‚ Greg Maddux‚ Randy Johnson‚ David Wells‚ Dave Burba‚ and Charles Nagy).
May 25, 1999 - The Braves hit 3 solo homers in the 9th to beat the Braves 5-2. Two of the homers are back to back pinch homers by Keith Lockhart and Javy Lopez off Bob Wickman and two outs later Walt Weiss homers. The win goes to Rudy Seanez in relief of starter Greg Maddux who throws 7 shutout innings.
May 4, 1999 - Mark McGwire hit a grand slam off Greg Maddux. It is the 12th grand slam of McGwire's career and just the 2nd regular season grand slam that Maddux has allowed (the 1st was to Benito Santiago in 1996). The Cardinals scored 6 runs in the 2nd off Maddux which was the 1st time he's allowed 6 runs in an inning. For McGwire it is also his 100th HR with the Cardinals becoming the 24th player to hit 100+ HR with more than 1 franchise and the 14th player to hit 100+ HR in both leagues.
Apr 18, 1999 - The Braves stroke 24 hits in pounding the Rockies 20-5. Atlanta scores 10 runs in the 9th inning on the way to setting an Atlanta record for runs scored in a game. Andruw Jones has 5 hits including a HR and triple and drives home 6 runs while Eddie Perez collects 5 singles. The Braves attack features at least one hit from everyone in the lineup except WP Greg Maddux.
Apr 6, 1999 - The Braves defeat the Phillies 11-3 behind Greg Maddux. Maddux hits a HR and 2-run single in Atlanta's 8-run 4th inning becoming the first pitcher since Todd Stottlemyre in 1996 to get 2 hits in the same inning.
Sep 13, 1998 - Florida Marlins rookie lefthander Jesus Sanchez strikes out 10 in 7 innings, including 7 batters in a row, as the Marlins edge the Atlanta Braves, 6-5. Braves starter Greg Maddux leaves with a 1-0 lead after 6 IP, and reliever Odalis Perez gives up 4 runs without getting an out to take the loss.
Aug 18, 1998 - Greg Maddux wins his 200th game as the Braves double up the Giants 8-4. Maddux allows one earned run to lower his NL best ERA to 1.65. In a rarity the Braves collect 9 hits-all doubles. Gerald Williams Danny Bautista and Walt Weiss have 2 apiece while Eddie Perez drives in 3 runs with another.
Jul 21, 1998 - Kerry Woods outduels Greg Maddux as the Cubs defeat the Braves before a sellout crowd. Woods strikes out 11 in 7 2/3 innings the 6th time in 18 starts he's reached double figures. For Maddux (13-4) it is his first loss to his former team after 7 wins.
Jun 22, 1998 - Against the Yankees Greg Maddux gives up 3 runs in 6 innings then gives way to Dennis Martinez who gives up another 3 in less than an inning. The Yankees win 6-4 the 13th straight time they have beaten Martinez going back to September 18 1984.
Aug 10, 1997 - Pitcher Greg Maddux signs a $57.5 million 5-year contract with the Braves to become baseball's highest-paid player.
Jul 22, 1997 - Greg Maddux parcels out just 78 pitches as the Atlanta Braves defeat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 in the opener of a doubleheader Tuesday. It is the lowest pitch total for a 9-inning complete game since Bob Tewksbury threw 76 for the Cardinals against the Reds on August 29 1990. Chicago takes the second game 5-4.
Jun 13, 1997 - Baseball's two best teams deal their aces and once again Jimmy Key bests Greg Maddux this time in the regular season instead of the WS. Key gives up 5 hits in 6 2/3 innings and the Orioles score four runs in the sixth inning for a 4-3 interleague victory over the host Braves.
May 16, 1997 - Michael Tucker's 2-out double in the 9th breaks up Alan Benes' no-hitter. Benes unfortunately is matched against Greg Maddux who holds the Cards scoreless for 8 innings. The Braves finally push across a run in the 13th on Andruw Jones' infield dribbler to beat Cardinals reliever John Frascatore 1-0. The teams combine for 33 strikeouts three shy of matching the NL record for an extra-inning game set by the Giants and Mets in 23-innings in 1964.
Nov 19, 1996 - The Chicago White Sox make Albert Belle the highest paid player in history when they sign the free agent slugger to a $55 million dollar‚ 5-year contract. Belle's annual salary of $11 million exceeds Ken Griffey, Jr. ($8‚500‚000) and Frank Thomas ($7‚250‚000) in annual take‚ and is just $750‚000 short of the Milwaukee Brewers' total payroll for 1996. It includes an clause stating that unless Belle is one of the three highest paid players in baseball‚ he has the right to renegotiate or file for free agency. By mid-1998‚ Greg Maddux‚ Pedro Martinez‚ and Gary Sheffield will all sign contracts more lucrative than Belle's deal‚ allowing Belle to declare himself a free agent at the conclusion of the season. Acting Commissioner Bud Selig‚ reacting to owners outrage‚ calls a meeting for next Tuesday in Chicago in response to the signing.
Oct 21, 1996 - Greg Maddux shuts out the Yankees by a score of 4-0 as the Braves take their 2nd straight as the visiting team. Fred McGriff's 3 RBIs give him a major league record 15 for the postseason.
Oct 16, 1996 - Atlanta behind Greg Maddux evens the NLCS at 3 games apiece with a 3-1 victory.
Jun 17, 1996 - The Braves beat the Padres 9-3 as Greg Maddux (6-5) wins his first in a month. The Pads losers of 14 of 16 games entered yesterday's game tied for first in the NL West.
Jun 7, 1996 - Colorado rips Atlanta ace Greg Maddux for 11 hits and 7 runs in 3 1/3 innings on their way to a 21-hit 19-8 victory.
May 17, 1996 - Jermaine Dye filling in for David Justice smacks a HR in his 1st ML at bat to back Greg Maddux's 8-2 win over the Reds. Dye is the first Brave to debut with a homer since Chuck Tanner did it on April 12 1955.
May 12, 1996 - Phils' P Mike Grace outduels Greg Maddux to beat the Braves 6-0 matching his record. The unbeaten rookie retires the last 17 batters.
Apr 11, 1996 - The Padres defeat the Braves 2-1 ending Greg Maddux's major league record streak of 18 consecutive road victories.
Nov 13, 1995 - Atlanta P Greg Maddux wins the NL Cy Young Award for an unprecedented 4th straight time. Maddux had a remarkable 19-2 record with a 1.63 ERA‚ the 2nd year his ERA is below 1.80. Only he and Walter Johnson have done that.
Oct 21, 1995 - The Braves beat Cleveland 3-2 in Game 1 of the WS behind Greg Maddux. Fred McGriff homers for Atlanta while Kenny Lofton becomes the 1st player since 1921 to steal 2 bases in one inning of a Series game. The 2 teams combine for only 5 hits tying a WS record for fewest hits by both clubs.
Aug 26, 1995 - Atlanta P Greg Maddux ties a major league record by notching his 16th consecutive road win a 7-2 victory over his former team the Cubs. Maddux now shares the record with Denny McLain Cal McLish and Rich Dotson.
Jul 13, 1995 - Greg Maddux of the Braves defeats the Padres 4-1. His streak of 51 innings without issuing a walk is ended when he gives up a free pass to opposing pitcher Joey Hamilton a career .041 hitter.
Jun 22, 1994 - The Mets Pete Smith gives up homers to the first two Atlanta batters Roberto Kelly and Jeff Blauser then settles dwon as the Mets win 5-2 beating Greg Maddux. John Franco picks up his 253rd save the most by a left hander.
Oct 7, 1993 - The Braves even the NLCS at 1 game apiece by mauling the Phillies 14-3 on 16 hits. The 14 runs are an LCS record. Terry Pendleton Fred McGriff Jeff Blauser and Damon Berryhill each homer for Atlanta as Greg Maddux cruises to the win. McGriff's dinger is upper deck.
Oct 2, 1993 - At Atlanta Greg Maddux limits the Rockies to 4 hits winning 10-1. One of the hits is by Andres Galarraga and it comes on his 502nd trip to the plate just qualifying him for the NL batting title at .370.
Apr 5, 1993 - The First Couple is 0-for-2 as President Clinton throws out the first ball in Baltimore and then watches the Orioles lose‚ 7-4‚ to Texas. In Chicago‚ Hillary Clinton throws out the first ball‚ But Greg Maddux‚ signed by the Braves as a free agent‚ allows five hits in 8 1/3 innings to beat his old team‚ the Chicago Cubs‚ 1-0.
Dec 9, 1992 - The Braves sign free agent Cy Young and Gold Glove winner Greg Maddux to a 5-year contract‚ and then trade pitchers Charlie Leibrandt and Pat Gomez to the Rangers in exchange for 3B Jose Oliva. Leibrandt (15-7) saw his star fall in Atlanta when he gave up 11th-inning extra base hits in the 1992 WS and the 1991 NLCS. Maddux‚ who turned down a $28.5 million contract extension in mid-season with the Cubs‚ signs for $28 million‚ $6 million less than the Yankees offered.
Sep 16, 1992 - The Cubs blow out the Phils 14-9 to give Greg Maddux his 18th win. Maddux gives up 3 earned runs in 6 innings. Led by Andre Dawson's 4 hits the first 4 hitters collect 11 hits and 11 ribbies for the Cubs. Dave Hollins homers for the Phils while Dawson Sandberg and Rick Wilkins go deep for Chicago. Mark Grace makes his an error ending his streak of 102 errorless games at 1B; his streak began after 2 errors on May 18 vs. the Dodgers.
Jul 27, 1992 - Sammy Sosa disabled since June 13 after being hit on the right hand by Dennis Martinez and breaking a bone bats leadoff and has 3 hits. He homers on the first pitch from Doug Drabek. In his first start at Wrigley since his announcement that he's leaving Greg Maddux beats the Pirates 3-2. In the 8th inning the Wrigley faithful give the ace pitcher a standing ovation.
Jul 16, 1992 - At a press conference in Pittsburgh Greg Maddux announces that he has broken off negotiations with the Cubs management and would become a free agent after the season. Maddux is playing on a one-year contract. "I've given them two opportunities to sign me. I really think it should have been taken care of." Tomorrow Maddux will beat the first-place Pirates.
Jul 5, 1992 - Umpire Bill Hohn ejects an Atlanta Braves fan from the Braves-Cubs game for making obscene gestures. The gestures might have been meant for the Braves who are shut out 8-0. Greg Maddux goes 7 innings for the win over John Smoltz giving up 3 runs. The other 5 come off Juan Berenguer who lasts 1/3 of an inning. Chicago gets homers from Kal Daniels Dawson Sandberg and Grace.
Apr 25, 1992 - In the Pirates 1-0 win over the host Cubs the Bucs are helped by a helmet. With Kirk Gibson on first Jay Bell hits a grounder that strikes Gibson's helmet which had flown off. The ball rebounds to Sandberg who throws to Walker and the relay to Salazar nabs Gibson. As Andy Van Slyke notes the play goes "7 1/2 to 4 to 5 to 6." Bell reaches on an infield single and Van Slyke follows with a double for the only run. Tomlin (4-0) is the winner over Greg Maddux (3-1).
Oct 6, 1991 - Greg Maddux and the Cubs beat the Cards 7-3 with Omar Olivares the loser. The Cards are thwarted in their attempt to become the first team since the 1912 Washington Senators to have 10 players with 10 or more stolen bases. In the 9th inning Joe Torre inserts Tom Pagnozzi with 9 steals into the game as a pinch runner but Hector Villanueva throws him out. Yesterday Pagnozzi reached base twice and both times the burly Villanueva gunned him down.
Apr 29, 1990 - The Cubs Greg Maddux sets a ML record for pitchers when he records 7 putouts in a 4-0 win over the Dodgers. Maddux will record 39 putouts for the year to tie Vic Willis's NL mark for the century set in 1904. Greg will then match it again in 1991 and 1993.
Jul 23, 1989 - The Cubs remain in last-place but beat the Giants 9-5 for their 8th straight win. Greg Maddux (10-8) wins with the help of Andre Dawson's 3-run homer and 3 runs scored by Ryne Sandberg. The streak ends here.
Aug 16, 1987 - The wind is blowing out at Wrigley as the Mets pound the Cubs 23-10 at Wrigley Field setting a club record for runs scored in a game. They score 3 runs in each of 5 innings and 7 in another. Darryl Strawberry leads the way with a pair of doubles and a homer off Greg Maddux and scores 5 runs. Ron Darling lasts 6 innings to earn the win.
Jul 7, 1987 - At Chicago the Cubs outhit the Padres to win 7-5. Andre Dawson hits a first inning HR off Eric Show and then pays the price when Show hits him with a pitch in the 3rd knocking both players out of the game. Show gets the loss while Dawson will need 22 stitches. When Cubs starter Greg Maddux hits Benito Santiago in the 4th he gets tossed.
Jun 26, 1987 - You gotta give him credit for trying. Paul Noce of the Cubs ties a ML record (tied 11 days ago) in the 3rd inning by twice being thrown out trying to steal. A dropped ball leaves him safe at 2B after he is caught then he is thrown out trying to steal 3B. Pittsburgh beats Greg Maddux and the Cubs 5-2. Maddux will finish 6-14 his last losing season
Sep 3, 1986 - In a two-day‚ 18-inning marathon (the game is picked up the following day) the Cubs and Astros set a ML record by using 53 players‚ including 17 pitchers. Chicago loses, 8-7. Greg Maddux makes his debut as a pinch runner for Jody Davis in the 17th inning. He stays in to pitch the top of the 18th and takes a loss on a Billy Hatcher homerun.