Greg Maddux

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Greg Maddux, RHP


Career: 1986-2008, Cubs, Braves, others
Fun fact: Won four consecutive Cy Youngs

Bud Black, who had the good fortune to manage Greg Maddux and David Wells in San Diego, observed that the two pitchers had this in common. "They believe in strikes," Black said, "and they believe in them often."

Combine an encyclopedic knowledge of hitters with a natural fearlessness and a repeatable delivery, and you have a four-time Cy Young recipient and 355-game winner. --Jerry Crasnick

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