Drafted by the Cubs in the second round of the June 1984 draft
A 1984 graduate of Valley High School (Las Vegas), where
he was All-State in Baseball in his junior and senior seasons
Spent the season at Pikesville where he was 6-2 with a
Tied for fourth in the Midwest League in wins (13) and games started (27) ... Selected to the Midwest League All-Star team.
After spending most of the year at Iowa, saw his first
major-league action Sept. 3 against Houston at the age of 20,
becoming the youngest Cub in the majors since 1967 ... Won his
first start Sept. 7 in a complete game against the Reds ...
Finished the season with a 2-4 record and a 5.52 ERA
to Baseball America's 1986 Class AAA All-Star team ... Won his second game September 29 in Philadelphia when he beat his brother Mike Maddux.
Began the season at Class AAA Iowa before being promoted to
the Cubs' starting rotation ... Finished the year 6-14 with a
5.61 ERA ... Lost his last six decisions.
Was 15-3 going into the All-Star break, including a nine-game
win streak from May 22 to July 10 ... At 22, became the youngest
Cub named to the All-Star team... Named Pitcher of the Month for
June after going 5-0 with a 2.22 ERA ... Pitched 26 2/3 straight
scoreless innings from May 6-17 ... Finished the season 18-8 with
a 3.18 ERA.
Won 19 games, second most in the NL, and posted a 2.95 ERA ...
Finished third in NL Cy Young voting ... Started twice in the
NLCS vs. San Francisco, going 0-1 with a 13.50 ERA.
Compiled a 15-15 record and a 3.46 ERA ... Opened the season
by winning four of his first five starts, then lost eight in a
row from May 11 to July 14 ... Followed that losing streak by
winning his next five starts ... Won his first Gold Glove award
... Started a league-high 35 games and completed eight
April 29, set record for most putouts by a pitcher in a single
game with 7.
Led the National League with 37 starts and 263 innings pitched
... Finished 15-11 with an ERA of 3.35 ... Posted a 2.92 ERA in
his last 18 starts ... Struck out 198 batters, second most in the
National League, and walked only sixty-six ... Won his second
Gold Glove award ... Hit his first Major League home run June 16 at San Diego against Melendez.
In his seventh and last season with the Cubs, went 20-11 with
a 2.18 ERA ... Won his first Cy Young Award ... Selected to his
second All-Star game
After the All-Star break, he went
10-3 and maintained a 1.93 ERA ... Became the first Cub since
1977 to win 20 games ... Posted a 12-4 record and a 1.91 ERA at
Wrigley Field ... In his 11 losses, the Cubs scored just eight
runs and were shut out seven times ... Led the league with 268
innings pitched ... Allowed just seven home runs in those 268
innings ... Signed by the Atlanta Braves as a free agent on Dec.
Won his third Gold Glove award.
Spent his first season with the Braves after signing as a free
agent Dec. 9, 1992 ... Became the fifth player in major-league
history to win two Cy Young Awards in a row ... named Pitcher of
the Year by The Sporting News ... Was only the second player to
win the award with two different clubs ... Led the league with a
2.36 ERA and 267 innings ...won 13 of his last 15 decisions, with
a 1.85 ERA ... The Braves scored just 15 runs in his 10 losses
... Pitched more than 230 innings for the sixth straight year ...
Won his fourth straight Gold Glove Award
Led NL pitchers
in putouts for the fifth year in a row
Became the first pitcher to win three straight Cy Young Awards
... Led the Major Leagues with a 1.56 ERA ... Compiled the
third-best ERA in the majors since 1919 (Bob Gibson, 1.12, '68;
Dwight Gooden, 1.53, '85) ... Established a major league record
by finishing 1.09 ahead of Oakland's Steve Ontiveros, who had the
second-best ERA in the majors at 2.65 ... The previous mark was
0.48 in 1968 (Gibson, 1.12 and Luis Tiant, (1.60) ... His 10
complete games are a career-high and more than any other NL team
except the Dodgers (13) ... Was the starter for the National
League at the All-Star game ... Ranked first in the league in
innings pitched (202.0), tied for first in wins (16) and shutouts
(3), third in strikeouts (156) and fewest walks per nine innings
His ERA was 2.65 below the combined league ERA of
4.21, the greatest differential in modern day history ... 1.56
ERA set a Braves club record surpassing Phil Niekro's 1.87 in
Won Gold Glove number five.
Dominated the National League once again, posting Cy Young
numbers for the fourth straight season ... With his 1.63 ERA,
Greg became the first M.L. pitcher since Walter Johnson in
1918-19 to have an ERA less than 1.80 in two consecutive seasons
... Led the Majors in ERA and tied the lead with 19 wins ... His
ERA was at .55 below the league average 4.18 ... Has now lead the
league in ERA for the third straight year ... Tossed 51.0
consecutive innings without allowing a walk June 3 to July 13 ...
Walked just 23 batters the entire season in 209.2 innings
pitched, an average of 0.99 free passes per 9.0 innings, tops in
the majors ... Had a career-best and NL best 10-game winning
streak from May 23 to August 4 ... Greg is 18-0 in his last 20
roads starts with an 0.99 ERA (17 ER, 154.2 IP) dating back to
July 2 ... Selected to the NL All-Star team, but did not pitch
... Concluded the season with 21.0 consecutive scoreless innings
September 16-27 ... Became first pitcher in history to post a
.900 winning percentage (905) with 20 or more decisions ... Was
second in the Majors with a .197 opponents batting average
against ... Also, ranked tied for first in the NL in IP (209.2)
shutouts (3) and third in strikeouts (181)
Won his sixth
straight Gold Glove.
Completed ninth consecutive season with at least 15 wins
.Maintained an ERA under 3.00 (2.72) for the fourth
consecutive season ... Selected to his fifth All-Star team ...
Pitched 200+ innings for ninth straight season and won seventh
consecutive Golden Glove Award ... Since the 1993 All-Star break,
has a 62-21 record and 1.99 ERA ... Did not allow an earned run
in seven innings during NL Division Series ... Had a 2.51 ERA
while splitting two decisions in NL Championship Series vs. St.
Louis ... Worked 8.0 scoreless innings in Game 2 of World Series
vs. New York ... Suffered the loss in decisive Game 6 of World
Series, surrendering three runs in 7.2 innings.
Won Gold Glove number eight
Selected to his sixth
Was 11-1 on the road with a 2.24 ERA
Tenth season with 15+ wins and 200+ IP
... Finished second in the Cy Young voting ... Allowed a career low and franchise low 20 walks (6 were intentional) ... Led the major leagues with a ratio of 0.77 walks per 9.0 innings.
Earned 200th career victory Aug. 18, 1998 against San
From 1992-98, had ERA of 2.15, the lowest in a
seven-year span since World War II
Fourth ERA title with a
Won ninth Gold Glove by leading all NL pitchers
with 63 assists, 98 total chances and tied Kevin Brown for the
league lead with 31 putouts
Became the Major Leagues 94th
200-game winner with a 8-4 decision over the Giants Aug. 18 ...
His .633 career winning percentage (202-117) puts him in 8th
place in Major League history among pitchers who have won 200+
Selected to his seventh All-Star game in which he
started and threw two scoreless innings.
Led all MLB pitchers in 1990s with 176 victories and 2.54 ERA
Won tenth Gold Glove, won every Gold Glove award in the
90s ... Pitcher of the Month for August where he went 6-0 with a 3.69 ERA ... On May 4th gave up Grand Slam to Mark Mcgwire and allowed one to John Olerud in September, it was only the 3rd Grand Slam ever given up by Maddux ... Since the 1910's only one starting pitcher has had a lower ERA in any decade-Sandy Kofax at 2.36 in the 1960's ... Hit Home Runs off of Chad Ogea (4/6) and Kevin Brown (5/30).
Posted his thirteenth consecutive 15-win season, only Gaylord
Perry (13) and Cy Young (15) have done that
#240 on September 23 against Montreal ... Selected to All-Star
game, but did not play ... Issued an intentional walk Sept. 23
with two outs in the second to end a streak of 32 1/3 innings
without a walk ... Had a streak of 39 straight shutout innings snapped in final game of the season, during the streak gave up only 17 hits, had a 33-1 strikeout to walk ratio and allowed only nine runners past first base ... Was Pitcher of the Month for September, it was his sixth Pitcher of the Month Award ... Won Gold Glove number 11.