300. - Mickey Mantle Generally considered to be the greatest starting pitcher in the history of the New York Yankees, Whitey Ford was among the premier hurlers of his time. It wasn’t the best game he ever pitched, but his offense came through with plenty of support as Maddux just had to go five to pick up the win. All Rights Reserved. In the final game of his Hall of Fame career, Cardinals great Bob Gibson gives up a grand slam to Pete LaCock. MLB Network will also re-air a few of Maddux's memorable games from his tenure with the Braves. It’s more accurately defined by how much better he’s pitched all these years than all those pitchers around him have pitched. On the other hand, Maddux’s 105 complete games will be the fewest of any 300-game winner.
The game will take fans back to Aug. 7, 2004, when Maddux and the Cubs beat the Giants 8-4 in San Francisco. The 11 years [Maddux] spent here were certainly a big part of the history of the ballclub.”, It’s amazing to me that he’s that good and still has time to run the best web page in the universeÃ¢Â„Â¢ …, Bowing to Greg Maddux RELATED: Glenn Beckert’s death, '69 Cubs underscore value of sports in a crisis It’s him,” Jones said. But when you start lowering the bar to more accurately reflect the benchmarks of Maddux’s age, he rises right to the top of the 300-win lists. Sandy Koufax throws a 3 hit shutout on 2 days rest. The Cubs will at least maintain their wild card lead today.”. I’ve never really looked back. Maddux first NL pitcher to 300 since Carlton, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. 2 comments, ESPN – Maddux first NL pitcher to 300 since Carlton. “Everybody here is, including Bobby [Cox] and the coaches.”, Cox wasn’t surprised by the satisfaction Braves players expressed over Maddux’s win. You don’t win 300 games with your best stuff all the time.” The 38-year-old right-hander certainly wanted to get this major milestone over with, and so did the rest of the Cubs — who knew their star pitcher cared more about bringing the focus back to the their playoff chase.
Stottlemyre is 1 of 2 players over 9 Post Starts that was able to beat Gibson. “He’s the best pitcher I ever played behind.”, Since left-hander Mike Hampton wasn’t pitching or charting pitches in the Braves’ game Saturday, he made it his duty to keep track of Maddux on the clubhouse television. First base coach John Gibbons will be the interim skipper for the remainder of the season. A fierce […], On October 9, 1956 --In a 10-inning scoreless pitching duel with both starters going all the way, Jackie Robinson's walk-off single to left in the bottom of the 10th won the game for Clem Labine and kept the Dodgers' championship hopes alive. At Yankee Stadium, less than an hour after the Blue Jays lose to New York for their fifth consecutive defeat, Toronto fires their manager, Carlos Tosca. Walter Johnson 16 What a great day to be a Cubs fan: Outside the Beltway has tons more on the feat, Maddux, and everything else surrounding yesterday’s game. Maddux won 20 twice — tied with Nolan Ryan for the second-fewest ever, behind Sutton’s one.
Chicago’s potent lineup rallied from a three-run deficit to help Maddux (11-7) win his fourth straight decision and improve his career record to 300-170. Cubs fans will soon have that opportunity. On Aug. 16, then-Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich declared it “Greg Maddux Day” in tribute to the pitcher’s 300th victory. “Hopefully, we can move on. However, the game started out with the Yankees looking to score in the first inning. After walking 2 in the 1st he tells catcher John Roseboro my arm is sore I can’t throw the curve. When I’m done playing I’ll look back. I don’t think anybody got too caught up in it to begin with. We can put it behind us and do what we can to get to postseason.”.
Aug 7, 2004 | 300th Victory, Milestones |. Maddux defeats the Giants, going five innings and allowing four earned runs at SBC Park in San Francisco. For all the re-airing of classic baseball games lately, it feels like we haven't seen any Cubs games from outside the 2016 season. ESPN’s Jason Stark explains how, even with four Cy Young Awards to his credit, Maddux is still underappreciated.
The turning point of the historic contest proves to be an outstanding catch by defensive replacement Sandy Amoros in the sixth inning that […]. On August 7, 2004, Cubs’ pitcher Greg Maddux wins his 300th career game, becoming the 22nd member of the 300-Win Club. I’m sure I’ll pat myself on the back then.”, After the final out, Cubs fans held up a large “W” banner, and a graphic recognizing Maddux’s achievement was shown on the center-field scoreboard. Prior to the start of Game Seven of the 1964 World Series, Cardinals starter Bob Gibson grudgingly obliged the press by posing […], October 14, 1965 - Game 7 1965 World Series. Ron Santo records his 2,000th career hit, a 3-run home run off Ron Bryant, Houston Astros infielder Eddie Mathews blasts the 500th home run of his career, Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez hit his 500th homer, George Brett of the Kansas City Royals goes 4-for-4 to reach the 3,000-hit plateau, Jackie Robinson makes his final appearance at a ballpark prior to Game 2 of the World Series, Stu Miller is literally blown off the mound during all star game, Eric Davis becomes the 22nd player in Series history to hit a home run in his first World Series at-bat, Boston Red Sox win the World Series, thanks in part to an error by New York Giants center fielder Fred Snodgrass. Cy Young (now there’s a shocker) had the most 20-win seasons (15). But obviously, that’s a reflection of the age he pitched in. The Cubs fire their ball girl, Marla Collins, when it is revealed that she posed nude for Playboy magazine, Miracle Mets Win it ALL - Full Game Broadcast, Bob Gibson wills the Cardinals to the 1964 World Championship, Koufax faces the Twins on 2 Days Rest Game 7 1965 World Series, Maz Walks it off - Game 7 1960 World Series Yankees vs Pirates Full Radio Broadcast October 13, After missing a sign Bob Robertson delivers a 3 run HR 1971 World Series, The Chairman of the Board Whitey Ford on Tops in Sports, Jackie Robinson's last hit - a walk off vs the New York Yankees, Game 6 1934 World Series - Paul Dean faces School Boy Rowe, Lew Burdette faces off vs Whitey Ford Game 5 1957 World Series, The Brooklyn Dodgers win their only World Series, October 16 1962 World Series Game 7 New York Yankees at New York Giants Ralph Terry vs Jack Sanford, Rick Wise hits a homerun and pitches a no hitter 1971, Final outs of the 1970 World Series - Baltimore vs Reds, September 25, 1973 - Willie Mays Night Shea Stadium, Kirk Gibson seals the World Series victory for Tigers when he homers off Goose Gossage, Roy Oswalt works seven innings of five-hit one-run ball va Cardinals, A six-run sixth inning puts the Cardinals out of reach vs the Astros, 10-7, in Game One of the NLCS. “It was fitting. “He pitched well enough to win. “I just want to say it’s an honor and privilege to be here,” Maddux said in a pregame ceremony. “You should have seen the way they were trying to get the 15th win for him last year,” Cox said, referring to the pitcher’s record streak of 16 seasons with at least 15 victories. We bring you cool stories about the game, players, ballparks and the people that shaped the game! When Maddux got it, they reacted as if he were still a Brave and not a Chicago Cub. Continuing a tradition over a half a century old, the Cardinals announce their new ballpark, scheduled to open in 2006, will also be known as Busch Stadium. Cubs fans will soon have that opportunity. Coming into this season, according to Lee Sinins’ Sabermetric Baseball Encyclopedia, the average National League pitcher during Maddux’s career (1986-present) had an ERA of 4.24. Maddux’s career ERA, on the other hand, looked a little different than that: At a fabulous 2.89. Another byproduct of the five-man-rotation age Maddux pitched in is that only one 300-game winner in history (Don Sutton) had fewer 20-win seasons. Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress. After a leadoff single by Hank Bauer and a sacrifice bunt by Tony Kubek, Gil McDougald hit a line drive that turned into […], On October 4, 1955, after more than half a century of futility, the Brooklyn Dodgers finally win a World Championship, thanks to Johnny Podres' 2-0 shutout of the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.
“I’m happy for him,” Perez said. You might not be surprised to learn that’s the greatest difference in ERA by any 300-game winner in history, compared to his league ERA. In what appears to be a lopsided trade, the A's trade a stunned Jeremy Giambi (.274, 8, 17) to Philadelphia in exchange for pinch-hitter John Mabry (.286, 0, 3). In honor of his 54th birthday, MLB Network is re-airing Greg Maddux's 300th career win Tuesday at 9 a.m. CT. Tough-luck loser Bob Turley gave up a 10th-inning walk to Jim Gilliam, a […], On October 8, 1934 At Navin Field the St Louis Cardinals Paul Dean won his second game of the series, Dean pitched a complete game 7 hitter, he will go 2-0 in his only World Series appearance. I’ve played on a lot of good teams, and a lot of times, you’re only as good as the guys behind you. He made countless trips from the clubhouse to the dugout.
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