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1984

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 2.63 ERA.

1985

Tied for fourth in the Midwest League in wins (13) and games started (27) ... Selected to the Midwest League All-Star team.

1986

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 … Named 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.

1987

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.

1988

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.

1989

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.

1990

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 … On April 29, set record for most putouts by a pitcher in a single game with 7.

1991

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.

1992

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. 9, 1992 … Won his third Gold Glove award.

1993

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

1994

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 (1.4) … 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 1967 … Won Gold Glove number five.

1995

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.

1996

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.

1997

Won Gold Glove number eight … Selected to his sixth All-Star game … 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.

1998

Earned 200th career victory Aug. 18, 1998 against San Francisco … From 1992-98, had ERA of 2.15, the lowest in a seven-year span since World War II … Fourth ERA title with a 2.22 ERA … 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+ games … Selected to his seventh All-Star game in which he started and threw two scoreless innings.

 

1999

Led all MLB pitchers in 1990s with 176 victories and 2.54 ERA … Won tenth Gold Glove, won every Gold Glove award in the 90’s ... 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).

 

2000

Posted his thirteenth consecutive 15-win season, only Gaylord Perry (13) and Cy Young (15) have done that … Notched win #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.

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