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Maddux Wins 299

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Jul 28, 2004 12:36PM

Is that Maddux Sporting a Moustache?
Winning your 300th game is a very big deal for a major league pitcher, but you wouldn't know it by the way Greg Maddux has quietly approached this milestone. By beating the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night, Greg Maddux won the 299th game of his career. With his next win, Maddux will become just the 22nd member of the exclusive 300 win club. And possibly the last to join for a while -- the only other pitcher anywhere close is former Braves teammate Tom Glavin (259 wins).

Maddux, made his major league debut with the Cubs in 1986 and pitched on the North Side until 1992, when he joined the Atlanta Braves and helped them win 11 of their 12 consecutive (and counting) division titles. This season, the Cubs lured him back to where he began his career in hopes he could bring that playoff magic with him while mentoring their stable of young arms.

While Chicagoist's loyalties are to that other team on the South Side, our years in Atlanta have made us a big Maddux fan. So we wish him good luck as he goes for win number 300 against the Phillies on Sunday. Anyone got a couple extra tickets to the game for Chicagoist???