9.05.2012

Mike Maddux, 1989 Donruss


Name: Mike Maddux
Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Positions: Pitcher, lesser-known brother
Value of card: A button off that uniform
Key 1988 stat: Not yet fully immersed in his sibling's shadow
Fun facts about Mike Maddux and his younger brother, Greg:
  • Greg Maddux's nicknames included "Mad Dog" and "The Professor." Mike's nickname was "Oh, you're Greg's brother, right?"
  • Greg Maddux won at least 15 games for 17 straight seasons, an MLB record. Mike ate at least 15 nuclear hot wings for 17 straight days, a Hooters record.
  • Greg Maddux took home 18 Gold Gloves during his playing career. Mike used 18 gloves during his playing career.
  • Greg Maddux is one of only 10 pitchers with 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts. Mike had only 39 wins, but did notch about 3,000 strikeouts with the ladies at the Lucky Loon, his neighborhood tavern.
  • Greg Maddux is a consensus first-ballot Hall-of-Famer when he's eligible for election in 2014. Mike's mustache should also receive some votes.

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