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Postby Drunken Rhino » Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:06 pm

Has a pitcher ever been more consistent than this guy? I agrue no. His consecutive seasons w/ at least 15 Ws streak is AMAZING. 2nd best pitcher of this generation (behind Clemens). One of the top 10 of all time. Sure fire future HOFer.

Kudos to Maddux and his 300 Ws and 3,000 Ks.
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Postby WharfRat » Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:09 pm

Drunken Rhino wrote:Has a pitcher ever been more consistent than this guy? I agrue no. His consecutive seasons w/ at least 15 Ws streak is AMAZING. 2nd best pitcher of this generation (behind Clemens). One of the top 10 of all time. Sure fire future HOFer.

Kudos to Maddux and his 300 Ws and 3,000 Ks.


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Postby Drunken Rhino » Wed Jul 27, 2005 12:19 pm

In all honesty, he's part of the reason I enjoy fantasy baseball so much. My first "team" was back in the strike shortened '94 season.

I mean look at this line.
GS W L CG SO IP HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
25 16 6 10 3 202.0 4 31 156 1.56 0.90 .207

He was the reason I won that "league". (It was actually a math class assignment back in the 8th grade...) Thank you very much for this obsession Greg.... you jerk.
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Postby The Loveable Losers » Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:02 pm

He wasn't a superstar pitcher for very many years but that's not Maddux's claim to fame anyways. He goes out there quietly every 5th day and pitches a good baseball game. He keeps his team in almost every single game he pitches and is one of those guys that just find a way to win. The 15+ win streak is amazing...especially when you consider that his Atl and Chi teams did not have offenses that you'd put in the same ballpark with teams like the current NYY and Bos. He EARNED those 15 wins every year which makes it all the more impressive.

He's also brilliant when it comes to pitching. I hope that the Cubs keep him on as a pitching coach when he finally hangs up the spikes. Just listening to the few interviews with him that they've had on WGN in the past has taught me a ton about pitching...I can't even imagine what kind of influence he would have on young pitchers as a pitching coach.
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Postby Kingctb27 » Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:19 pm

I'm really not sure where this guy ranks on the all time list, but 300 W's and 3,000 K's means alot to me.

Congrats to Greg ;-D
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Postby linberg » Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:36 pm

Only pitcher in history (so I've been told) to get 300 Wins, 3000 Ks and <1000 walks.
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Postby Madison » Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:38 pm

300 wins and 3,000K's mean quite a bit to me as well.

Congrats and props to the Professor! ;-D

As to where he ranks all time, I smell a debate coming, so it will probably be some good reading. B-)
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Postby Drunken Rhino » Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:42 pm

I don't think we can call him the greatest of all time b/c he didn't K enough hitters. But we can certainly call him the best control pitcher of all time. No doubt in my mind about that.
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Postby pangbones » Wed Jul 27, 2005 1:48 pm

Drunken Rhino wrote:I don't think we can call him the greatest of all time b/c he didn't K enough hitters. But we can certainly call him the best control pitcher of all time. No doubt in my mind about that.



He is the best pitcher I have ever seen. Never had great "stuff", but the guy knows how to pitch. Can you imagine what he would have done if he threw a 96 mph fastball. 8-o
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Postby Drunken Rhino » Wed Jul 27, 2005 2:00 pm

I recently watched Clemens pitch a 4 H, 2BB, 1 ER game at Coors! He's the best I've seen. (Stupid me, passed up the chance to go watch RJ's perfect game b/c I was tired... but that's besides the point.)

Don't get me wrong, I don't think any pitcher is smarter or could locate better in their prime, just doesn't quite make it to the top of the list of Greatest Pitcher Ever.
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