Greg Maddux Bio And Facts

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Greg Maddux

Greg Maddux is a former pitcher in Major League Baseball, playing for four different teams in 23 professional seasons. Maddux won four consecutive Cy Young Awards, one with the Chicago Cubs and three with the Atlanta Braves. Maddux was known for his pinpoint control and lack of overwhelming velocity on his pitches. Maddux is also known as the best defensive pitcher of all time, winning 18 Gold Gloves, the most in history.

  • Birthdate: April 14, 1966
  • Education: Valley High School, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Net Worth: $70 million
  • Occupation: Former professional baseball player
  • Height: 6’0”
  • Weight: 170
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Years Active: 23 years
  • World Series Titles: 1 (1995)
  • Career Wins: 355 wins
  • Career Losses: 227 losses
  • Nicknames: Mad Dog, The Professor
  • Teams: Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, Las Angeles Dodgers, San Diego Padres

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Net Worth

Greg Maddux’s reported net worth is about $70 million. Maddux made a majority of his wealth throughout his playing career. His 23-season MLB career is one of the longest in the history of baseball. Maddux’s first large contract came in 1993 with Atlanta. He signed a five-year, $28 million deal, making him one of the highest-paid pitchers in baseball at the time. In 1997, Maddux re-upped with the Braves at five years, $57 million. Maddux’s highest-paid season came in 2003 when he made $14.75 million.


Greg Maddux was drafted in the second round of the 1984 MLB Amateur Draft by the Chicago Cubs out of high school. After just two seasons in the minor leagues, Maddux impressed scouts and team professionals enough to get a shot in the big leagues at age 20. Maddux struggled until his age 22 season when he made an All-Star team with the Cubs.

Maddux’s career took off in 1992 when he not only made the All-Star team but also won the Cy Young Award for the first time. The following season Maddux signed with the Atlanta Braves, creating one of the best starting pitcher trios in MLB history with John Smoltz and Tom Glavine. Maddux would win Cy Young in 1993, 1994, and 1995, making it four consecutive. He also helped the Braves capture the 1995 World Series title.

After 11 seasons in Atlanta, Maddux signed back with the Cubs in 2004, where he pitched for two and a half seasons, being traded to the Dodgers at the 2006 trade deadline. He signed in San Diego in 2007 and then was traded back to the Dodgers in 2008. He retired at age 42 after 23 seasons, eclipsing 355 wins in his illustrious career.

Titles and Awards

  • Four-time Cy Young Award Winner (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995)
  • Eight-time All-Star
  • World Series Champion (1995)
  • Four-time ERA Title (1993, 1994, 1995, 1998)
  • 18-time Gold Glove Winner (the most in MLB history)
  • Three-time NL wins leader
  • Number 31 retired by the Cubs
  • Number 31 retired by the Braves
  • Elected to the Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame
  • Elected to the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame
  • Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2014 (97.2% of the vote on his first ballot)

Personal Life

Maddux was born in San Angelo, Texas, but grew up mostly in Madrid, Spain, because his father, a member of the US Air Force, was stationed there. Maddux’s father exposed him and his brother Mike to baseball at a young age. When the Madduxs’ returned to the United States, they moved to Las Vegas, where former MLB scout Ralph Meder trained Greg and Mike. Greg helped his high school team win the state title in 1983, which got MLB eyeballs on him.

Maddux has a wife, Kathy, and two children: Paige and Chase. They reside in Las Vegas currently.

Fun Facts

  • Maddux holds the record for the most Gold Glove awards in MLB history with 18, including 11 consecutive.
  • Maddux is one of 24 pitchers in MLB history to win 300 games.
  • Maddux has two children, Chase and Paige.
  • Despite being born in Texas, Maddux grew up largely in Spain because his father was in the US Air Force.
  • Maddux’s brother Mike also had a professional career, pitching for 15 seasons in the big leagues.
  • Maddux was drafted straight out of high school.
  • Maddux’s number 31 was retired by both the Braves and the Cubs.
  • Maddux was hired by the Rangers in 2023 as a special assistant for Spring Training.
  • Maddux served as the pitching coach for team USA for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.


Who is Greg Maddux?

Greg Maddux was an American baseball pitcher, pitching 23 seasons for four different teams, including the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta  Braves, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Diego Padres. Maddux was known as one of the best pitchers in MLB history. His low velocity and pinpoint accuracy made him one of the most difficult pitchers to face.