Greg Maddux, one of the all time best pitchers in major leagues, announced his retirement. In true Maddux style the announcement was an example of how to do something: low-key, without a lot of self-agrandization and with an emphasis on how much he’s enjoyed being able to play ball for a living for so long.

As everyone has been saying, Maddux never overpowered hitters. He just out-pitched the other team far more many times than he wasn’t. Put the ball where the bat ain’t. It’s not hard but Maddux did it better than just about anyone else.