Former Padre Greg Maddux Elected To Hall Of Fame

Doug Pensinger

Former Padre Mike Piazza didn't make the cut.

Surprising absolutely no one, four time Cy Young Award winner Greg Maddux was elected to the Hall of Fame today, receiving 555 of 571 possible votes. While Maddux will be most remembered for being part of the Braves' deadly 90s rotation with fellow inductee Tom Glavine and John Smoltz, he was one of the many older pitchers who were drawn to San Diego by the beautiful weather and spacious outfield of Petco Park. From 2007 to August of 2008, Padres fans cheered for him. It was a little weird. You might even be wondering why it's worth writing this blog post. It's because there was one batter that Maddux absolutely hated facing. From the Washington Post:

But if a pitcher can change speeds, every hitter is helpless, limited by human vision.

"Except," Maddux said, "for that [expletive] Tony Gwynn."

Oh, come on, Greg. Don't be whiny. It couldn't have been that bad. What does Baseball Reference say Tony hit against you?

Year PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
1987 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 .250 .500 .250 .750
1988 4 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000
1989 6 4 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .600 .500 1.100
1990 14 12 8 1 1 0 3 1 0 .667 .692 .917 1.609
1991 11 10 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .600 .636 .600 1.236
1992 11 10 3 2 0 0 2 1 0 .300 .364 .500 .864
1993 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
1994 6 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
1995 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
1996 6 5 3 1 0 0 1 1 0 .600 .667 .800 1.467
1997 12 11 6 2 0 0 0 1 0 .545 .583 .727 1.311
1998 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
1999 6 6 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .500 .833
2000 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2001 5 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .400 .800
Post 1998 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
RegSeason 103 91 39 8 1 0 9 10 0 .429 .485 .538 1.024
with Post 107 94 39 8 1 0 9 11 0 .415 .476 .521 .997
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/8/2014.

Oh. Well, don't feel too bad. Lot's of people faced Tony over 50 times without striking him out. Like... uh... huh. I guess it's just you and... Rick Mahler?

I take it back. Swear all you want, Greg. Mr. Padre got you good.

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