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    Greg Maddux To Announce Retirement

    Greg Maddux To Announce Retirement
    By Tim Dierkes [December 5 at 3:42pm CST]
    The AP passes along a message from Scott Boras' office: Greg Maddux will announce his retirement Monday at the Winter Meetings. 5008.1 innings, 3.16 ERA, 355 wins.

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    does anyone actually think he isn't in the HOF on the 1st ballot?
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: Greg Maddux To Announce Retirement

    Not only that, but he could be the first unanimous vote.

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    maybe, he's definitely a shoe in. maybe the best pitcher of the last 30 years.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    HOF or not, glad to see he's hanging it up. I used to hate him when he was with Atlanta.
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    Re: Greg Maddux To Announce Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfandan View Post
    maybe, he's definitely a shoe in. maybe the best pitcher of the last 30 years.
    When people begin to look back, and see what he's actually done, he may be one of the greatest of all time. He's put up some gawdy numbers in his career. I really hope he's a unanimous vote. If not, whoever doesn't vote for him should lose their voting right.

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    Re: Greg Maddux To Announce Retirement

    Hated to see him pitch agaist cincy (not agaist him,but his domination).He is a number first ballot member,if not check the conspiracy.

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    Nobody had better command and placement of their pitches, than Maddux.

    He should be a unanimous first ballot HOFer.
    Who's on first?

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    Yeah, I was Devestated when Atlanta Signed him after 1992... That was when the Reds were still viable contenders...

    Mistakes the Bowden made... Like Not trading Tim Costo and John Roper to the Padres for Fred McGriff...

    Atlanta got him and changed the landscape of the NL...

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    One of the best ever to take the rubber. I'm very thankful to have gotten the opportunity to see him pitch twice, once with Atlanta, and once with the Cubs (his second go-around with them). He, along with Ferguson Jenkins, are the only two pitchers in baseball history with at least 3,000 strikouts and less than 1,000 career walks.

    He should be a unanimous vote, but I wouldn't be suprised to see some of those knucklehead writers not vote for him, considering that guys like Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, and Hank Aaron did not get elected unanimously.

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    Re: Greg Maddux To Announce Retirement

    that he's so respected and (as far as i know) has never ticked off a writer helps his shot for an unanimous vote. a voter may decide they won't vote for someone in the 1st year but vote for them afterwards. it happens.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: Greg Maddux To Announce Retirement

    He's gotta be a better pitching coach candidate than the current Richard Pole...

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    Re: Greg Maddux To Announce Retirement

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfandan View Post
    that he's so respected and (as far as i know) has never ticked off a writer helps his shot for an unanimous vote. a voter may decide they won't vote for someone in the 1st year but vote for them afterwards. it happens.
    No one will ever be unanimous because of writers like Bill Conlin.
    I was in the ORG once, best 6 months of my life.

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    Re: Greg Maddux To Announce Retirement

    He praised Dick Pole as he talked about offically retiring today at the Las vegas winter mettings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redsfanmia View Post
    No one will ever be unanimous because of writers like Bill Conlin.
    It's not just Conlin. In the very first HOF voting Walter Johnson only got 84%. In 1947 Lefty Grove got just 76%. Stupidity knows no limits.

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    Re: Greg Maddux To Announce Retirement

    Anyone who doesn't vote this guy on the first ballot should really have their voting rights stripped...

    How on earth could you possibly justify not voting for him???? That's an argument that I would love to see..


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