Congratulations to one of the, by all accounts, nicest guys in professional sports. Always a class act on the field, obviously a mentor to younger players of all kinds and just a great pitcher. Too bad his career was sullied by so much time spent in Atlanta. 🙂
Maddux broke into the majors with the Cubs in 1986 and after a couple rough seasons blossomed into a perennial All-Star in 1988. After winning his first Cy Young award in 1992, Maddux left for the Atlanta Braves where he pitched from 1993 until 2003, winning three more Cy Young awards (1994-1996) and the 1995 World Series. Maddux returned to the Cubs in 2004 and pitched two and a half more seasons in Chicago before finishing his career with the Dodgers and Padres.