The older brother of Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux, Mike went 3-7, 5.42 as a rookie in 1986 and spent most of 1987 at Maine (International League). He relieved more often than he started in 1988, compiling a respectable 3.76 ERA.
From that point on, the journeyman hurler made his living as a middle reliever, spending his best years in San Diego, where he compiled a 2.42 ERA and notched 10 saves from 1991-92.
When he pitched against Greg on September 29, 1986, it marked the first time in major-league history that brothers had faced each other as rookies.
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FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»August 6, 1988:
Rich Gossage becomes the 2nd pitcher in ML history to record 300 saves by retiring one batter in the Cubs 7–4 win over Philadelphia. Reliever Pat Perry, in his only plate appearance for the Cubs this year, belts his only ML home run, a 2-run home run off Mike Maddux. Perry was traded for Leon "Bull" Durham and in one at bat matches Durham's output for the Reds.