|An all-time great pitcher AND fashion icon|
It was just over a year ago that I first wrote about the Maddux, a baseball accomplishment I've been tracking since ~1998, when I'd just graduated from high school (the original post can be found here). A Maddux is a complete game shutout (of at least 9 innings, no '5 innings, then rain' games) in which the pitcher uses fewer than 100 pitches. The statistic can be fully tracked going back to 1988, when MLB began keeping complete pitch count records for every game. In that first post, I listed the career leaders for Madduxes (with Greg himself atop the list, quite naturally and comfortably), the fewest pitches in a Maddux, and some other tidbits about the accomplishment. Tonight I thought I might list a few others.