Friday, August 7, 2015

This Day in Sports History August 7th

On this day in sports history, August 7th, Greg Maddux becomes the 22nd pitcher in +MLB history to reach 300 wins in 2004. 
22 might sound like a big number but it is over 100 years that the Majors have been in business. Maddux was one of the calmest precise surgeons on the mound. He did not over power hitters with speed, but it seemed like he made hitters guess at every pitch, and it was usually wrong. He put the ball in places consistently that were the worst places to go after the baseball as a hitter.