On Sunday afternoon in Cooperstown, New York, six legends of the game of baseball are being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. First up was legendary pitcher Greg Maddux, one of the more dominating pitchers to ever take the mound.
During his career, mostly with the Atlanta Braves, Maddux was never the most opposing force on the mound. As former teammate Tom Glavine stated in an interview prior to Maddux’s induction, he would never light the radar gun up, but when the game was over, he always came out on top.
An entire career of mowing down hitters by masterfully using his brain rightfully landed Maddux a place in Cooperstown, and with that, here’s a look at Maddux’s Hall of Fame plaque, chronicling his illustrious career in the game.
— Baseball Hall (@BaseballHall) July 27, 2014
In a world where pitchers look to overpower everyone, Maddux is quite possibly the greatest of all time at using his brain to get the best of the guys at the plate, and that hard work has indeed paid off.
It also helped him lead the Braves to multiple World Series appearances, even capturing the title in 1995, bringing a championship to the city of Atlanta that needed one so desperately.
Congratulations to one of the best to ever take the mound, Greg Maddux.