Thursday, August 15, 2013

Each Team's Madduxes and Madduxes Against

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Last night Major League Baseball's official Twitter feed referenced the Maddux. Sadly, they did not mention my name, or link to the original post on the topic, but it was still really, really cool to see them mention it. I did a Twitter search for mentions of the Maddux, and found dozens and dozens, most of which probably have no idea that I came up with the term. These things seem like a sign that the Maddux is really becoming a thing (thanks in large part to Jonah Keri giving it a whole lotta love), which is pretty darn cool for me. In addition to my original post on the Maddux, where I explained what it is, and listed a bunch of factoids relating to it, I've put together a few other posts with Maddux-related info. This post will list how many Madduxes each team has thrown, and also how many each team has had thrown against it.

LAST UPDATED: August 13, 2014

Here's the original Maddux post, with career and single-season leaders, and a bunch of other factoids.

Every team has thrown at least one Maddux.

Most Madduxes:
20: Braves
15: Pirates
14: Blue Jays, Phillies, Twins
13: Dodgers, Giants
12: Brewers, Cardinals, Cubs
11: Angels, Reds
10: Red Sox
9: Mariners, Yankees
8: Astros, Athletics, Nationals/Expos (4 in each form), Padres
7: Indians, Rangers, Tigers, White Sox
6: Diamondbacks, Mets, Orioles, Royals
5: Marlins, Rays
3: Rockies


It should come as no surprise to learn that the team Greg Maddux spent most of his career with has the highest total. The Pirates at #2 might be a surprise, unless you know that Zane Smith's 7 Madduxes are second only to Greg himself, and all 7 of them came with Pittsburgh. It also shouldn't it be a surprise that the expansion teams that weren't around until 1993 or 1998 land at the bottom of the list. Frankly, it shouldn't be too surprising to see the Royals near the bottom either, given their lack of success in the Maddux era.

Most Madduxes against:
17: Nationals/Expos (5 as Nationals, 12 as Expos)
16: Angels
15: Cardinals, Cubs
13: Astros, Reds
12: Mets
11: Indians, Rays
10: Blue Jays, Pirates, Royals
9: Athletics, Braves, Brewers, Dodgers, Giants, Mariners, Tigers, Twins
8: Orioles, White Sox
7: Red Sox, Rockies, Yankees
6: Padres, Phillies
5: Diamondbacks
4: Rangers
3: Marlins

The Expos played in the same division as some of the Maddux's greatest practitioners, leading to their lofty total. The Marlins land at the very bottom of the list, just as they did above. They missed out on the first five years of the Maddux era, but even so, they've been involved in far fewer than their share of Madduxes. Yet another thing that stinks about being a Marlins fan.

I'll do my best to keep these lists current.

1 comment:

  1. I seem to remember hearing/reading once a long time ago that the perfect game Jim Hunter threw was 89 pitches. If true I wonder where that fits on a list of fewest pitches in a complete game?

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