|Real Name/Full Name:
|Gregory Alan Maddux
|57 years old
|14th April 1966
|San Angelo Texas, USA
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Yes (Amanda Paige and Satchel Chase Maddux)
|Is Greg Maddux Gay?:
|College Baseball Coach
|Net Worth in 2024:
In America, Greg Maddux is a well-known college baseball coach who currently coaches at the University of Nevada as their pitching coach. In his 23 years career, he pitched for several clubs, but he is better remembered during his days in Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves.
Today Greg holds the record as the only pitcher to win 15 games in a season for 17 consecutive seasons. This is not the only record Greg holds as he has 18 Golden Gloves to his name, something that is yet to be accomplished by any pitcher in MLB to date. His body structure would have made you belittle him, but the minute he stepped on the pitch, he was absolutely amazing.
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Early Life & Biography
Greg’s official names are Gregory Alan Maddux, who was born to his parents on 14th April 1966 in San Angelo, Texas. Shortly after, his family moved to Spain, and most of his childhood years he spent in Madrid. The paramount reason for their relocation was because of their father, who was a member of the United States Air Force and was based in Madrid, Spain.
His dad used to love baseball, and he introduced Greg and his brother to baseball at an early age. After moving back home, the Maddux brothers took baseball as a career and trained under Ralph Meder, who used to scout for the majors. From Greg’s confession, Meder is the one who made him who he is today, and it’s unfortunate that he died before seeing Greg become one of the best pitchers in MLB. Meder taught them when in a jam they aren’t supposed to throw harder but softer something Greg said he believed it. In played amateur baseball in Las Vegas, and he was American Legion Baseball Graduate of the year 1984.
Greg Maddux is married to his wife Cathy, who together are blessed with two children. Their firstborn daughter Amanda Paige was born on 9th December 1993 while their son was born on April 19th, 1997. His small body physique saw him overlooked by most of the baseball scouts, and it’s only Doug Mapson who saw his talent.
In 2014, he was indicted in Baseball Hall of Fame, an honor worth of his playing career. As a tradition, every hall of Famer plaque has a team logo, but Greg decided he won’t because he can’t choose between Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves, two clubs which are so dear to him.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 14th April 1966, Greg Maddux is 57 years old as of today’s date 21st February 2024. His height is 1.83m tall, and his weight is 77 kg.
In 1984 Chicago cubs drafted Greg in the second leg of MLB, and on 3rd September, he made his debut and became the youngest major player at the time. Five days later, he started his first game, which was memorable for him as it was a complete win. In 1986, Maddux started his fifth game against Philadelphia Phillies, defeating his older brother Mike. This was the first in the history of MLB, where a rookie brother defeats older brother.
1987 was his first major full season, where he struggled for the better part of the season. His breakthrough season came in 1988, where he began his 17 consecutive season streak of winning 15 or more games in a season. He went on to play for Chicago Cubs for seven seasons before signing a five-year contract with Atlanta Braves. He went on to wear Atlanta jersey, winning hundreds of games before going back to Chicago Cubs and then Los Angeles Padres. In 2006 he signed with San Diego Padres before going back to Los Angeles Padres.
Awards & Achievements
With a 23 year career as a professional baseball player, Greg received several awards among them eight all-star awards. In 1995, he crowned a world series champion. He won 4 Nl Cy Young awards from 1992-1995, three of which he won with Atlanta Braves. He also won three MLB wins leader from 1992-1995 and four MLB ERA leaders from 1993-1998. While with Atlanta Braves, he was at the peak of his career as this is where he won many awards. To cap it all, Greg won 18 Golden Gloves Awards from 1990-2008, a record that still stands to date.
Net Worth & Salary of Greg Maddux in 2024
As of February 2024, Today, Greg Maddux is estimated to be worth $80 million, most of which he made during his playing career. For the 23 years, he played as professional, and his contracts were worth around $160 million before taxation. Today as a coach, though his salary with the University of Nevada is not disclosed, he earns a considerable amount as a baseball coach.
Every baseball scout thought Mike Maddux is a better player than his younger brother just because he was well built. His dad saw something in Greg and even promised those scouts that one day they’ll come back for his younger son something that came to be. Greg went on to prove those scouts wrong that baseball is not entirely on physicality, and today his name is engraved among baseball hall of famers.