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A Maddux is when a pitcher throws a complete game shut-out in under 100 pitches. Writer Jason Lukehart invented the statistic in 2012 and named it after his favorite baseball player Greg Maddux.[1] Fittingly, as of 2019 Greg Maddux has the most career Madduxes with 13, since 1988 when accurate pitch counts were tracked.[2][a] Zane Smith has the second most career Madduxes with 7 and shares the single season record for Madduxes with Greg Maddux with 3 each.[1] Shelby Miller and Derek Holland are the leaders among active players players with 3 each.[3] The 1988 season had the most Madduxes with 25, while 2018 had the fewest with just two thrown.[3] Roy Halladay is the only player to have thrown an extra-inning Maddux throwing 99 pitches in 10 innings on September 6, 2003.[1]

Madduxes by Team[3]
Team Number Most Recent Date Most Recent Pitcher Pitches Thrown Date of Best Maddux Best Maddux Pitcher Pitches Thrown
Arizona Diamondbacks 6 May 29, 2014 Josh Collmenter 94 July 18, 2003 Miguel Batista 93
April 10, 2001 Curt Schilling 93
Atlanta Braves 22 May 17, 2015 Shelby Miller 94 July 2, 1997 Greg Maddux 84
June 23, 1992 Tom Glavine 84
Baltimore Orioles 6 June 28, 2001 Sidney Ponson 92 July 21, 1990 Ben McDonald 85
Boston Red Sox 10 August 31, 2014 Clay Buchholz 98 June 29, 2012 Aaron Cook 81
Chicago Cubs 13 May 3, 2019 Kyle Hendricks 81 May 24, 2001 Jon Lieber 78
Chicago White Sox 8 September 21, 2015 Jeff Samardzija 88 May 1, 1989 Jerry Reuss 87
Cincinnati Reds 11 September 21, 2011 Bronson Arroyo 91 July 15, 2002 Chris Reitsma 89
Cleveland Indians 9 August 4, 2018 Corey Kluber 98 July 30, 2014 Corey Kluber 85
Colorado Rockies 3 June 30, 2009 Jason Marquis 86 July 1, 2008 Aaron Cook 79
Detroit Tigers 8 June 12, 2015 David Price 93 June 2, 2010 Armando Galarraga 88
Houston Astros 8 September 11, 2008 Roy Oswalt 91 July 18, 1990 Mike Scott 86
Kansas City Royals 6 August 13, 2014 Jason Vargas 97 September 2, 1996 Tim Belcher 90
Los Angeles Angels 13 August 31, 2016 Ricky Nolasco 94 April 16, 1989 Bert Blyleven 90
Los Angeles Dodgers 14 May 7, 2019 Hyun-Jin Ryu 93 June 25, 2002 Odalis Perez 87
Miami Marlins 7 May 19, 2019 Sandy Alcántara 89 June 3, 2014 Henderson Alvarez 88
Milwaukee Brewers 12 June 1, 2014 Kyle Lohse 93 September 17, 1991 Chris Bosio 82
Minnesota Twins 15 June 9, 2017 Ervin Santana 91 April 17, 1992 Bill Krueger 85
New York Mets 6 May 26, 2012 Johan Santana 96 August 28, 1989 Frank Viola 85
New York Yankees 10 April 27, 2017 Masahiro Tanaka 97 June 30, 1992 Scott Sanderson 86
Oakland Athletics 9 August 19, 2016 Kendall Graveman 98 July 14, 2005 Rich Harden 80
Philadelphia Phillies 14 May 26, 2012 Kyle Kendrick 94 September 2, 1997 Mike Grace 84
Pittsburgh Pirates 16 July 23, 2018 Trevor Williams 84 September 30, 1990 Doug Drabek 80
San Diego Padres 9 September 15, 2014 Andrew Cashner 92 May 14, 2006 Clay Hensley 91
Seattle Mariners 10 May 8, 2018 James Paxton 99 May 17, 2000 John Halama 87
San Francisco Giants 13 August 3, 2014 Madison Bumgarner 94 September 17, 1993 Bill Swift 82
St. Louis Cardinals 12 September 7, 2011 Chris Carpenter 97 August 17, 1990 Bob Tewksbury 79
Tampa Bay Rays 6 August 20, 2015 Chris Archer 98 May 9, 2008 James Shields 92
Texas Rangers 8 September 11, 2015 Colby Lewis 97 June 20, 1990 Kevin Brown 79
Toronto Blue Jays 17 June 3, 2015 Mark Buehrle 93 October 5, 2001 Roy Halladay 83
Washington Nationals 8 August 11, 2013 Stephen Strasburg 99 August 15, 2006 Pedro Astacio 89


NotesEdit

  1. ^ All statistics in this article refer to 9 inning, or longer, complete game shut-outs. As of May 7, 2019 there have been 30 Madduxes of less than 9 innings.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Lukehart, Jason (2012-04-18). "GROUND BALL WITH EYES: The Maddux". GROUND BALL WITH EYES. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  2. ^ "What is a Maddux? | Glossary". Major League Baseball. Retrieved 2019-05-06.
  3. ^ a b c d "Play Index Home". Baseball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2019-05-07.