Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Just another Maddux Wednesday

The Astros set a Craig Biggio era team record last night for the most runs scored after being shutout in 2 consecutive games, with 12 runs. Tonight Greg Maddux pitches for the Cubs. He hit Biggio on July 31, 1993 and June 12, 1994 and won the Cy Young award in both of those years. Maddux stands as the only pitcher to win the Cy Young award twice in years when he also hit Craig Biggio with a pitch. He is also the only 3000 strikeout pitcher who has hit Biggio, as well as the only 300 win pitcher to have done so. He is 73 wins ahead of the second most winning member of the Biggio plunker club, Frank Tanana. Tanana won 240 games.
Biggio has been hit once on August 16, by Seth Etherton in 2003.

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