I will admit that typically we don't do a lot with baseball here at Walker-Sports, mainly because no one here is a big baseball fan. But when we received news on Friday that one of the all-time greats in baseball history was ready to hang it up, we knew it was big news.
Earlier today from the Bellagio Casino and Hotel, Greg Maddux announced to a crowded ballroom that he was ready to retire from professional baseball after 23 seasons.
"I really just came out here today to say thank you. I appreciate everything this game has given me. It's going to be hard to walk away obviously, but it's time. I have a family now that I need to spend some more time with. I still think I can play the game, but not as well as I would like to, so it's time to say goodbye," said Maddux as he addressed the crowd.
There is no doubt that the next time we see Greg Maddux in a press conference it will be to announce he will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Maddux leaves with four consecutive NL Cy Young Awards (1992-95) and a 3.16 ERA, especially impressive in the steroid era. He ranks eighth on the career wins list with 355 wins, giving him one more victory than Roger Clemons.