Maddox relocated frequently after reaching the ML as a pesky utility player for the
Tigers in 1970, but started regularly only once in 11 ML seasons, hitting .303 as
the Yankees centerfielder in 1974. He was traded to the Senators with Denny McLain
after the 1970 season, moved with the club to Texas in 1972, was sold to the Yankees
before 1974, traded again to the Orioles after 1976, and finally signed as a free
agent with the Mets before the 1978 season.
»June 13, 1975:
The Yankees Elliott Maddox, hitting .305, is sidelined for the remainder of the season with torn cartilage in his knee. The injury occurs in a fall on the wet Shea Stadium turf during a 2–1 win over the White Sox.
»January 20, 1977: The Yankees obtain outfielder Paul Blair from Baltimore for outfielders Elliott Maddox and Rick Bladt. Blair will prove a fine defensive addition to the Yankees.