1994 HEADLINE: Greg Maddux Wins Third Straight Cy Young Award
On this day in 1994, Greg Maddux won his third straight Cy Young award. He was the first pitcher in major league history to earn the award in three consecutive seasons.
Being one of the best pitchers in the sport over that length of time is a major accomplishment. And when some of your greatest competition is coming from your teammates, I am sure that the pride of being the ‘Ace’ of the staff gave Maddux even more gratification.
Here is a look at Maddux’s numbers from those three seasons:
1992 – 20-11, 2.18 ERA, 9 complete games, All-Star, Gold Glove
1993 – 20-10, 2.36 ERA, 10 complete games, Gold Glove
1994 – 16-6, 1.56 ERA, 10 complete games, All-Star, Gold Glove
Oh, and it should be noted that Maddux went on to win the Cy Young award in 1995 too – setting an all-time record with four consecutive wins!!
Happy Anniversary Mr. Maddux!!!