A Cy Young for a “Mad Dog”

On November 3, 1993, Atlanta Braves ace, Greg Maddux became the first player to win back-to-back Cy Young Awards on different teams, he won it with the Chicago Cubs in 1992.

Maddux’s 1993 season ended with a 2.36 ERA and struck out 197 batters in 36 games. He pitched eight complete games and one shutout.

In 1992 Maddux struck out 199 batters and kept a 2.18 ERA. He completed 9 of the 36 games he started.

The Cubs picked Maddux in the second round of the 1984 draft and he made his major league debt on September 2, 1986. His final game fell on September 27, 2008, after 23 seasons. He entered Baseball’s Hall of Fame with the class of 2014.

At the end of his career, Maddux had 355 wins and struck out 3371 batters with a 3.16 ERA. He was awarded with 18 gold gloves and four Cy Young Awards.

Maddux was born in  San Angelo, Texas to a father in the United States Air Force and spent a good portion of his childhood moving from place to place, including an American base in Madrid, Spain. Once they settled in Los Vegas his father had Rusty Medar mentoring Greg and his brother Mike.

The Cubs hired Maddux in 2010 as an assistant to manager Jim Hendry, his specific duty, developing pitchers.

Maddux is married to his wife, Kathy and has a daughter, Amanda “Paige” and a son, Chase. They currently reside in Las Vegas.

ESPN bio on Maddux 

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