Greg Maddux

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April 14
Happy birthday to Cubs, pitcher (1986-1992, 2004-2006), Greg Maddux.  The Hall of Famer had a career record with the Cubs of 133-112 with a 3.61 ERA (112 ERA+).  With the Cubs only, Maddux won 5 gold gloves, was an all-star twice and won the NL Cy Young in 1992. 

8-time NL All-Star (1988, 1992, 1994-1998, 2000)

4-time NL Cy Young Award Winner (1992-1995)

3-time NL Wins Leader (1992, 1994, 1995)

5-time NL Shutouts Leader (1994-1995, 1998, 2000-2001)

(2) 20 Win Seasons (1992, 1993)

18-time NL Gold Glove Award Winner (Pitcher) (1990-2002, 2004-2008)

World Series Championship with the Atlanta Braves in 1995

355 Career Wins (8th on the All-time list at close of 2018 season)

3,371 Career Strikeouts (10th on the All-time list at close of 2016 season)

Yesterday's Cubs-Today's Metrics
I took a look to see how a few modern day Cubs starting pitchers compared to one another.  I compared the following pitchers:  Fergie Jenkins, Greg Maddux, Rick Sutcliffe, Carlos Zambrano, Jake Arrieta & Kyle Hendricks.  

Jake Arrieta Page-Comparing Cubs starting pitchers

December 9, 1992

Greg Maddux leaves the Cubs and signs as a free agent with the Atlanta Braves.  Maddux will return to the Cubs in 2004. 

March 23, 2004

Cubs sign Greg Maddux as a free agent.

July 31, 2006

Cubs trade Greg Maddux to the Dodgers for Cesar Izturis.

September 29, 1986
Greg Maddux gets the victory in a 8-3 win over the Phillies in Philly
against his older brother, Mike Maddux

May 11, 1988
Greg Maddux pitches a complete game 10 inning shutout to defeat the Padres 1-0 at Wrigley Field.
Ryne Sandberg triples to lead off the bottom of the tenth inning and
scores on a suicide squeeze bunt by Vance Law. You don't see many walk-off
suicide squeeze bunts!!

April 27, 1989
Greg Maddux & Orel Hersheiser have a pitcher's duel at Wrigley Field.
Maddux wins this one 1-0 giving up just 5 singles to the Dodgers and
scores the winning run after he singles and comes home on a triple
by Gary Varsho.

May 5, 1990
Mark Grace singles to lead off the ninth inning and Shawon Dunston drives
him in with a 2-run, walk-off home run as Cubs defeat the Padres 3-2.

Greg Maddux pitches a complete game for the win.

April 7, 1992
In Sammy Sosa's Cubs debut (he goes 1 for 5 with an RBI double), the Cubs
and Greg Maddux defeat the Philadelphia Phillies 5-3.

August 16, 1992
Greg Maddux pitches a 4-hit complete game shutout as Cubs defeat Astros 1-0 at Wrigley Field

April 5, 1993

On his first Opening Day after leaving the Cubs as a free agent,
Greg Maddux, allows no runs and just five hits to his former team over
8 1/3 innings as the Braves edge the Cubs, 1 - 0.

July 21, 1998
At Turner Field, Kerry Wood (and two other pitchers) and the Cubs shutout
out the Braves and Greg Maddux 3-0. Wood strikes out 11.

April 29, 2005
A matchup of 300 game winners as Cubs, Greg Maddux beats that Astros and Roger Clemens 3-2 at Minute Maid Park.
The last time 2 300 game winners matched up was when Don Sutton and the
Angels defeated Steve Carlton and the Twins.

June 10, 2005
The Cubs play the Red Sox at Wrigley Field.  Greg Maddux gets the win in a
14-6 Cubs victory.  Jeromy Burnitz hits 2 home runs and drives in 3 runs.
Todd Hollandsworth & Michael Barrett also have 3 RBI for Cubs. 

Greg Maddux contributes offensively too, hitting a solo home run as well.

July 26, 2005
Greg Maddux records his 3,000 career strikeout.

August 7, 2004

Greg Maddux earns his 300th career win with the Cubs.