Tag Archives: #31

Did You Know…

There are only two pitchers in major league history with more than 3,000 strikeouts and fewer than 1,000 walks – Ferguson Jenkins and Greg Maddux.

Maddux Jenkins

**factoid courtesy of ‘Armchair Reader – Grand Slam Baseball’

My take – 2 of my favorite pitchers of all-time, these two players and their magnificent careers are intertwined for life!!!

More Pics And A VIDEO From The Braves’ Greg Maddux Jersery Retirement Ceremony…

As promised, here are more pictures from the big day in Atlanta.  Enjoy!!!

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And a SWEET video too!!!


Pics From The Greg Maddux Jersey Retirement Ceremony In Atlanta

I am shocked by the lack of pictures that  I have been able to find from the Braves’ ceremony when they retired Greg Maddux’s jersey.  This guy was the heart and soul of their pitching staff for more than a decade and was one of the best pitchers in the game over the last 25 years.

He certainly deserves more than just these 2 pictures.  I am going to keep digging as I look for more pics from this historic event in Atlanta Braves history!!!

APTOPIX Braves Maddux Baseball

Braves Maddux Baseball

When I find more pics, I’ll put them up on the site.  Don’t worry…

More Pictures From The Fergie Jenkins & Greg Maddux Jersey Retirement Ceremony…

These pictures are courtesy of Chirs from ‘Project ’62’.  His seats were along the first base side, and YES I am extremely jealous!!!

Thanks for the great pics Chris!!!

Pictures From Wrigley Field…

May 3, 2009 will go down as a very memorable day for Chicago Cubs fans around the world.  Here are just a few pictrues from that wonderful day:

Billy Williams and Ryne Sandberg's flags fly on the right field foul pole by Let's Play Two.

Cubs retire "31" by hda9852.

 Maddux flag waves by Mick Wright.


It’s Going To Be A Historic Day At Wrigley Field Today!!!

#31 finally gets to sway in the breeze at Wrigley Field alongside #10, #14, #23, and #26.

If you know my blog, you then know that Fergie Jenkins is my favorite pitcher from the 1960’s & 70’s and that Greg Maddux is my favorite from the 1980’s and 90’s.  I love the fact that they get to share this special moment together and I just wish I could be there in person to enjoy the occasion with them.  Luckily, the Cubs are playing the Marlins so the game will be televised in South Florida.  I hope they show a little coverage of this as I find this to truly be a grand event at Wrigley Field.  You have 40 years of wonderful Cubs history represented in 2 of the greatest pitchers from the last 40 years and 2 classy gentleman too.

Let’s take a quick look at what #31 has done in their combined careers.

Wins – 639

Complete Games – 376

Shutouts – 84

Strikeouts – 6563

Walks – 1996

K:Walk Ratio – 3.29 AWESOME!!

ERA – 3.25

Cy Young Awards – 5

All-Star Game Appearances – 11

Gold Gloves – 18

World Series Championships – 1

Hall of Famers – 1 with 1 on the WAY!!!!


#31 – It’s About Time That They Did This….

Finally.  Finally.  Finally.

Yesterday the Chicago Cubs announced that they will be retiring #31 to honor the careers of Fergie Jenkins and Greg Maddux. 

In my opinion, this move is long overdue.  Jenkins and Maddux are 2 of my favorite pitchers of all-time and it will be nice to see them recognized together.  I was pretty shocked when the Cubs let Maddux wear #31 in 1987 when he debuted in Chicago, but he has certainly lived up to his potential and is possibly the best pitcher of the last 30 years.

While Maddux had a great career as a Cub, it would be easy to argue that his best years were in Atlanta with the Braves.  Jenkins on the other hand, had a magnificent career, and his best years were undoubtedly in a Cubs’ uniform.

Congratulations to 2 incredible pitchers and 2 quality people. 

I want to be at Wrigley so bad on May 3….


Here are some links so you can check out the news as it broke around the sports world.

From ChicagoCubs.com


From ESPN.com


From SportsIllustrated.com