#12: Greg Maddux - THE Pitcher With Pinpoint Accuracy!
During the 90’s, Greg Maddux was one of 3 Atlanta Braves Pitchers (Including Tom Glavine and John Smoltz) that composed one of the best pitching rotations in history! During that time, Maddux posted impressive numbers that justify his placement this high on Dimino’s Top 100 list!
Maddux was the first pitcher in baseball history to win the Cy Young Award for four consecutive years (1992–1995),(A feat later matched by only one other pitcher: Randy Johnson.), For those 4 seasons, Maddux had a 75–29 record with a 1.98 earned run average (ERA), while allowing less than one base runner per inning. In addition, Maddux is the ONLY pitcher to ever win 15 or more games for 17 straight seasons, he holds the record for Gold Glove Awards with 18, is 8th All-Time with 355 wins, he is 1 of only 10 pitchers to ever achieve 300 wins and 3,000 strike outs, and the only one to combine that stat with only 1,000 walks.
On January 8, 2014, he was voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, in his first year of eligibility, receiving 97.2% of the votes.