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Best 7 Year Stretch in MLB History?

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It’s so easy to forget the greatness of our past players.  I was watching some old Maddux highlights and I had to ask myself: is his 7 year stretch from 1992-1998 the best 7 year stretch in baseball history?

Wins: 127 (19 per season)

Losses:  53 (7.2 per season)

ERA:  2.12 average

CG: 57

Walks:  269 (38 per season)

WHIP: .946

CY YOUNG: 4 of 7 seasons

Gold Gloves: 7 of 7 seasons

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Just puts in perspective how good that staff was. From 1991 to 1998, Maddux won 4 Cy Youngs, Glavine 2, and Smoltz 1. In that 8 year stretch, those 3 guys won 7 of them, and 6 of them happened for the Braves (Maddux in 92 was with the Cubs).

Just crazy how stupid good that staff was. 

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1 hour ago, Falconsin2012 said:

It’s so easy to forget the greatness of our past players.  I was watching some old Maddux highlights and I had to ask myself: is his 7 year stretch from 1992-1998 the best 7 year stretch in baseball history?

Wins: 127 (19 per season)

Losses:  53 (7.2 per season)

ERA:  2.12 average

CG: 57

Walks:  269 (38 per season)

WHIP: .946

CY YOUNG: 4 of 7 seasons

Gold Gloves: 7 of 7 seasons

Yes. When you factor in that he did it during the height of the steroid era. There's no match!!

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4 minutes ago, Falconsfan567 said:

Yes. When you factor in that he did it during the height of the steroid era. There's no match!!

His ‘98 season was the height of steroids.  Perhaps Maddux best season. 9 CG, 5 shutouts, 2.22 ERA and 255 Innings

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28 minutes ago, tl;dr said:

Just puts in perspective how good that staff was. From 1991 to 1998, Maddux won 4 Cy Youngs, Glavine 2, and Smoltz 1. In that 8 year stretch, those 3 guys won 7 of them, and 6 of them happened for the Braves (Maddux in 92 was with the Cubs).

Just crazy how stupid good that staff was. 

Maddux won 17 Gold Gloves

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16 minutes ago, Falconsin2012 said:

Maddux won 17 Gold Gloves

Dude was just a monster. We were so lucky to have him 

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13 minutes ago, tl;dr said:

Dude was just a monster. We were so lucky to have him 

If i had never seen him pitch and you showed me a pic of him and said he was one of the best pitchers in the history of mlb there is no way i would believe you. lol. Now all-time champion of Dungeons and Dragons i could believe, but not a MLB pitcher. Dude just does not look thr part.

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21 minutes ago, LouDog said:

And we got Smoltz for **** near nothing.

I still think during playoffs, Smoltz should have always pitched Game 1

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8 minutes ago, LouDog said:

If i had never seen him pitch and you showed me a pic of him and said he was one of the best pitchers in the history of mlb there is no way i would believe you. lol. Now all-time chanpion of Dungeons and Dragons i could believe, but not a MLB pitcher. Dude just does not look thr part.

Maddux on Bonds:  “he was the easiest player to pitch to.  If the situation matters, just walk him.  Simple.”

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Just now, Falconsin2012 said:

Maddux on Bonds:  “he was the easiest player to pitch to.  If the situation matters, just walk him.  Simple.”

Smart man. The way he would get in a batter's head was great. He could keep them guessing to the point that they would just sit there and watch a 90 mph fastball pass by and not even attempt to swing. 

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1 hour ago, Falconsfan567 said:

Yes. When you factor in that he did it during the height of the steroid era. There's no match!!

1st game in the majors a CG

 

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9 minutes ago, Falconsin2012 said:

1st game in the majors a CG

 

No, his first MLB game was not a complete game. His first MLB game was in 1986 in a game that was suspended and completed the next day. He was a pinch-runner and stayed in the game to pitch extra innings and took the loss.

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Just now, Falconsfan567 said:

No, his first MLB game was not a complete game. His first MLB game was in 1986 in a game that was suspended and completed the next day. He was a pinch-runner and stayed in the game to pitch extra innings and took the loss.

Really?  Great info, brother

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Just now, Falconsin2012 said:

Really?  Great info, brother

Yep. Jamie Moyer actually started that game. That was in the days before there were lights at Wrigley so many games ended up being suspended due to darkness and then completed the next day.

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13 minutes ago, Falconsfan567 said:

Yep. Jamie Moyer actually started that game. That was in the days before there were lights at Wrigley so many games ended up being suspended due to darkness and then completed the next day.

There could be no doubt his two year stretch of sub 1.7 ERA is the best.  Only allowed 147 hits one year...that’s insane:

 

“He worked 209 2/3 innings and allowed 147 hits last season. Struck out 181. Walked 23. Crafted a 1.63 ERA. Went 19-2.

He was 16-6 with a 1.56 ERA in 1994. The year before that, he was 20-10 with a 2.36 ERA. In 1992, his first Cy Young season, he went 20-11 with a 2.18 ERA for the Cubs. He has won six consecutive Gold Gloves.

The past two seasons, he has won the Cy Young unanimously, a feat that matched Koufax's double in 1965-66. The last pitcher to put together back-to-back seasons with sub-1.70 ERAs was Johnson in 1918-19.

"All I know is that you're here watching Hall of Fame-type stuff going on," Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone said. "I'm watching things right now that I'm never going to see as a pitching coach again in my lifetime."

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2 minutes ago, RING OF HONOR said:

I call him the stat king..

I still dont believe he's human...

 

Nobody will ever break 17 consecutive years of 15 wins or more.  That’s safe for eternity IMO

 

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And I love Hargrove after Game 1 of the WS:

 

Maddux mesmerized Cleveland, allowing two hits. The Indians hit four balls out of the infield in the Braves' 3-2 victory.

"I don't think you will ever see anyone pitch better than you saw Greg Maddux pitch tonight," Indians manager Mike Hargrove said after the game.

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7 minutes ago, Falconsin2012 said:

There could be no doubt his two year stretch of sub 1.7 ERA is the best.  Only allowed 147 hits one year...that’s insane:

 

“He worked 209 2/3 innings and allowed 147 hits last season. Struck out 181. Walked 23. Crafted a 1.63 ERA. Went 19-2.

He was 16-6 with a 1.56 ERA in 1994. The year before that, he was 20-10 with a 2.36 ERA. In 1992, his first Cy Young season, he went 20-11 with a 2.18 ERA for the Cubs. He has won six consecutive Gold Gloves.

The past two seasons, he has won the Cy Young unanimously, a feat that matched Koufax's double in 1965-66. The last pitcher to put together back-to-back seasons with sub-1.70 ERAs was Johnson in 1918-19.

"All I know is that you're here watching Hall of Fame-type stuff going on," Braves pitching coach Leo Mazzone said. "I'm watching things right now that I'm never going to see as a pitching coach again in my lifetime."

Funny story. Years ago i was working at a Mail Boxes Etc. in Marietta and they asked me one day to cover at another store closer to Atlanta for a few days. I was workingthrhe new store and a customer comes in to check his mailbox and im laughing to myself because he looked so much like Leo. Then dude opens his mailbox and starts going through his mail. As he is reading his mail he starts that Leo ock back and forth we all know and love. It was him but i would have never known if not for that rocking back and forth ****. It was hilarious lmao i still have his autograph from that day.

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9 minutes ago, LouDog said:

Funny story. Years ago i was working at a Mail Boxes Etc. in Marietta and they asked me one day to cover at another store closer to Atlanta for a few days. I was workingthrhe new store and a customer comes in to check his mailbox and im laughing to myself because he looked so much like Leo. Then dude opens his mailbox and starts going through his mail. As he is reading his mail he starts that Leo ock back and forth we all know and love. It was him but i would have never known if not for that rocking back and forth ****. It was hilarious lmao i still have his autograph from that day.

Leo had a PO Box?...lol  you should have asked him why Glavine wasn’t 3rd in the rotation...

More importantly, I would have to ask why we sent in an AL pitcher, Charlie Meatbslls, to face Kirby Puckett.  Kirby always killed Leibrandt

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Yeah he did lol i was 18 or so at the time so it would have been around the year 2000.  Nice dude. Him and Otis are the two Braves ive met that will talk baseball as long as you will let them. Chipper was just a *****. Lol Andruw was cool but hard to understand.

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I miss those days when we could throw out a SP and you know that they were good for 7+ innings. Now, it's like an act of God to just get 5. 

 

Just imagine how much better the big 3 would have been, had it not been for the rampant steroid use during that era. 

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Maddux and all them starting jokers back then were terrible! Flat out terrible!!!!!

We're so much better now! ;):ninja:

 

Honestly, I'm so proud that I was able to witness one of baseball's best starting rotations ever. Ever! And the Braves were able to keep that core together for that length of time was an accomplishment in itself.

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