Greg Maddux will have his number (31) retired by the Atlanta Braves on July 17th.
From 1992 to 1998, Maddux was a dominant as any pitcher (perhaps ever). His highest ERA during that seven-year span was 2.72. And that season (1996) was significantly higher than the other six seasons. His second-worst ERA during that span was 2.36.
In his career, Maddux won four consecutive Cy Young awards (1992-1995) and eighteen Gold Glove awards.
Maddux, who played with the Cubs, Braves, Dodgers and Padres, finished his career with a 355-227 record, 3,371 strikeouts and an ERA of 3.16.