Maddux wins 15th for 17th Straight Year
By Benjy Lipsman in News on Sep 24, 2004 5:50PM
Remember 1987? Think Debbie Gibson, Poison, and Spuds McKenzie. That was also the last time Greg Maddux didn't win at least 15 games in a season! Maddux hit the 15 win milestone for the 17th straight year on Thursday, adding to the record he claimed from none other than Cy Young himself.
With eight games left, the Cubs remain in a fierce battle for the final playoff spot with the Giants and Houston Astros, who are 2 1/2 games back in the race. This battle will likely continue to the last day of the season, when Maddux will take the mound against his former team, the Atlanta Braves.