The Loveable Losers wrote:He wasn't a superstar pitcher for very many years but that's not Maddux's claim to fame anyways.
He was in the top 5 for the Cy Young award for 7 consecutive years, including the 4 straight years he won it. If thats not a superstar for very many years then I don't know what is.
Only pitcher in history (so I've been told) to get 300 Wins, 3000 Ks and <1000 walks.
Yes he is, although Fergie Jenkins came pretty close.
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.
The only modern pitcher I would think of putting ahead of Maddux in terms of consistency is Warren Spahn.
As great (tremendous/oustanding/exceptional) as Maddux has been, he isn't a top 10 pitcher All-Time. He isn't very far from it though. The problem I have calling him a top 10 pitcher is that I would consider him the 3rd greatest pitcher of the Second Live Ball Era (Pedro and Clemens).