Atlanta Braves To Retire Greg Maddux's No. 31

Jason ColdironCorrespondent IApril 6, 2009

LAS VEGAS - DECEMBER 08:  Four-time Cy Young Award winning pitcher Greg Maddux announces his retirement from Major League Baseball during a news conference at the league's Winter Meetings at the Bellagio December 8, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The Atlanta Braves announced that they will retire Greg Maddux's No. 31 as part of a Jul. 17 ceremony in which they will also induct him into the team's Hall of Fame.


Maddux will be the sixth Brave to have his number retired.


Maddux spent 11 seasons with the Braves, beginning in 1993, including the 1995 World Championship team. He is the first pitcher to win the NL Cy Young in four consecutive seasons.