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Greg Maddux was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday with 97.2 percent of the votes. Fun fact… Maddux faced 20,412 batters in his career and just 310 of them saw a 3-0 count.  This includes his intentional walks too. If we only look at unintentional 3-0 counts, it’s 133 in 20,284 total batters. That’s roughly one out of 150 hitters.  Insane. Only seven players in baseball history have received a higher voting percentage and many more legends received less. Let’s focus on the legends who received a lower voting percentage than Maddux. The list is quite amazing.

Additional Maddux stats: 

  • He was the first pitcher in major league history to win the Cy Young Award for four consecutive years (1992–1995)
  • During those four seasons, Maddux had a 75–29 record with a 1.98 earned run average (ERA), while allowing less than one runner per inning.
  • Maddux is the only pitcher in MLB history to win at least 15 games for 17 straight seasons.
  • he holds the record for most Gold Gloves with eighteen
  • Maddux won more games during the 1990s than any other pitcher and is 8th on the all-time career wins list with 355
  • Since the start of the post-1920 live-ball era, only Warren Spahn (363) recorded more career wins than Maddux
  • He is one of only 10 pitchers ever to achieve both 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts
  • Greg Maddux threw 3.3 pitches per plate appearance over the course of his career
  • Maddux faced 20,412 batters in his career and just 310 of them saw a 3-0 count.  This includes his intentional walks too. If we only look at unintentional 3-0 counts, it’s 133 in 20,284 total batters. That’s roughly one out of 150 hitters.

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