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Atlanta Braves’ Greatest of All-Time: Greg Maddux

There have been plenty of great players over the years to don an Atlanta Braves uniform. Names such as Henry Aaron, Chipper Jones, Dale Murphy immediately come to mind. Our focus today however will be on perhaps the greatest pitcher of the modern era. The Braves of the 90s were known for pitching and their vaunted staff produced three Hall of Fame players, but none stood out more so than Greg Maddux.
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Draft: Drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 2nd round of the 1984 MLB June Amateur Draft from Valley HS (Las Vegas, NV). High School: Valley HS (Las Vegas, NV)
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Joey Gallo Once Threw A No-Hitter In High School, Brushed Off Greg Maddux Afterward, Then Took His Daughter To Prom That Night

Today, Joey Gallo is known for hitting home runs, but back in his high school days, he was a force on the mound as well. While he did hit 67 dingers and batted .466 during his 160-game high school career, he threw a no-hitter at 17-years-old and after doing so, just so happened to run into the most famous pitcher to never throw a no-no, Greg Maddux.
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Greg Maddux maintains he didn't intentionally throw at Eddie Murray in 1995 World Series

Is it possible that, on the biggest stage that Major League Baseball has to offer, arguably the greatest control pitcher of all time lost his composure?. It depends what you think truly happened in Game 5 of the 1995 World Series between the Atlanta Braves and the Cleveland Indians. Future Hall of Fame Atlanta starter Greg Maddux had mowed down his opposition in Game 1 of the series, allowing just two hits and two unearned runs in a complete game victory at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, and he was ready to take Cleveland on again to end the Fall Classic.
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How Greg Maddux played into Sean Manaea’s offseason rediscovery

Before the 2020 postseason began, Tyler Pazik sent A’s pitcher Sean Manaea a story about Greg Maddux hiring a mental health performance coach that helped the Hall of Fame star. “We doin’ this or what?” Pazik asked his best friend in a text message sent with the story. “Hell yeah,”...
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Greg Maddux says he'd intentionally let hitters have success off him to gain advantage in future at bats

As much as physical advantages are important when you're pitching — a 6-foot-4 Randy Johnson probably wouldn't have been as dominant as the 6-foot-10 presence that he was — a mental advantage can serve an even greater purpose. Knowing which pitch to throw and when. Exploiting an opposing batter's weak spots. Calling an appropriate game in concordance with your backstop to change up your pitches every once in a while.
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