1990 Score Greg Maddux
What a great picture!!!
Here we have one of the game’s elite pitchers hurling another pitch to a batter that most likely has little chance of producing offense. The photographer that shot this picture was able to catch the ball just milliseconds after it left Maddux’s hand – nice work!!!
1990 was a decent year for Maddux. He started 35 games and finished the year at 15-15. He threw 8 complete games in ’90 while also compiling a 3.46 ERA. 1990 was also the first year that Greg Maddux would capture the Gold Glove award; his first of eighteen!!!
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This picture has created quite the buzz over the last few days on the Internet.
And by now, you guys should all know how I feel about Sammy Sosa. I don’t care for him. I don’t care for his tricks. I don’t care for his place in baseball history. And I really just want him to leave us alone…
In this picture, he kind of reminds me of Jack Nicholson in the original Batman when he had no make-up on.
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Dave Stewart of the Oakland A’s and Fernando Valenzuela of the Los Angeles Dodgers both threw no hitters in 1990 – on the same day(June 29).
**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’
My take – I do remember this. And at the time, I thought that this was a pretty cool day for the sport. 19 years later, I appreciate these two guys a lot more and consider this to be one of the most historic days in the sport that I have enjoyed during my lifetime.
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