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April 11, 1991 | BOB WOLF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
No, Mike Maddux isn't living a dream. It just seems that way. For a guy who was out of a job two months ago to be the winning pitcher on opening night . . . And to come back the next night and work out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning . . . Suffice to say that the new Padre is pinching himself. Maddux not only has come from nowhere to win a spot in the Padre bullpen; he has quickly established himself as a sort of good-luck charm.
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August 1, 2004 | From Associated Press
Fresh-faced and eager, 20-year-old Greg Maddux got his promotion from the minors and pulled on a Chicago Cubs' uniform for the final month of the 1986 season. Six days after reaching the big leagues, he threw a complete game for what would be the first of many wins -- the start of a career that has flourished for nearly two decades.
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July 2, 1992 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
The Padres have invested big bucks, made colossal trades, and done everything in their power trying to find someone to use as a bullpen stopper since the departure of Mark Davis. Who would have thought that the most reliable alternative was found on the banquet circuit a year ago in Las Vegas? His name is Mike Maddux, and after preserving the Padres' heart-stopping 2-1 victory Tuesday night over the Dodgers, he has emerged as the Padres' bullpen stopper. He can't throw 90 m.p.h.
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January 27, 1993 | From Associated Press
Pitcher Mike Maddux agreed to a two-year contract worth $2.375 million with the New York Mets.
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January 27, 1993 | From Associated Press
Pitcher Mike Maddux agreed to a two-year contract worth $2.375 million with the New York Mets.
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June 7, 1991 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The phone call will come sometime today. Padre reliever Mike Maddux will answer it, hear the laughter and know exactly who's on the other end. It will be his little brother, Greg. The same guy who was the winning pitcher Thursday afternoon in the Chicago Cubs' 6-2 victory over the Padres at Wrigley Field. The same guy who snapped the Padres' six-game winning streak. That Greg Maddux. He's sure to be calling, all right, to boast about Thursday's performance.
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January 29, 1992 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reliever Mike Maddux, who was unemployed and desperately looking for work a year ago at this time, received the biggest payday of his life Tuesday when the Padres provided him with a one-year, $510,000 contract. "I didn't even know what I was going to do last winter," Maddux said. "Nobody would give me a job. I was begging just for an opportunity. "Now, look at what's happened. What can I say, this has exceeded my wildest dreams."
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April 18, 1991 | DAVE DISTEL
Spring training had started and all through Las Vegas Tourists were busily losing their wages One man sat back as life passed him by He wanted to pitch, but who'd let him try? Mike Maddux was like a kid on Christmas morning who came downstairs to empty stockings, or maybe more like a kid in a Halloween costume who could find no one home. You know, he had a tux but not a date. This was a baseball player who had cleats and a glove and, most importantly, an arm.
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April 25, 1992 | SCOTT MILLER
Mike Maddux threw 36 pitches worth of batting practice Friday but was left on the disabled list. The Padres want to see how he feels today and then, according to pitching coach Mike Roarke, probably will activate him on Monday. "We wouldn't want to bring him back on one day's rest," Roarke said. Maddux, who has been out with tenderness in his right elbow, said he felt good and was encouraged because, for the first time, he threw all four of his pitches.
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March 28, 1991 | SCOTT MILLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Wednesday would be the day. Mike Maddux could hardly wait. Bruce Hurst was sidelined with a virus and would have to miss his scheduled start. So Mike Roarke, Padre pitching coach, informed Maddux on Tuesday night that he would start Wednesday against the San Francisco Giants. Not bad for a guy who reported to Yuma without a contract and has been working in the minor league camp. So Wednesday morning dawned, and it wasn't exactly "Field of Dreams."
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December 18, 1992 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The New York Mets, taking advantage of the Padres' winter clearance sale, grabbed another bargain Thursday by acquiring right-handed reliever Mike Maddux. Finding themselves against another self-imposed deadline, the Padres had to trade Maddux by Sunday or allow him to become a free agent by not tendering a contract. They simply refused to pay Maddux the projected $1 million he might earn in arbitration this winter.
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July 2, 1992 | BOB NIGHTENGALE
The Padres have invested big bucks, made colossal trades, and done everything in their power trying to find someone to use as a bullpen stopper since the departure of Mark Davis. Who would have thought that the most reliable alternative was found on the banquet circuit a year ago in Las Vegas? His name is Mike Maddux, and after preserving the Padres' heart-stopping 2-1 victory Tuesday night over the Dodgers, he has emerged as the Padres' bullpen stopper. He can't throw 90 m.p.h.
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April 25, 1992 | SCOTT MILLER
Mike Maddux threw 36 pitches worth of batting practice Friday but was left on the disabled list. The Padres want to see how he feels today and then, according to pitching coach Mike Roarke, probably will activate him on Monday. "We wouldn't want to bring him back on one day's rest," Roarke said. Maddux, who has been out with tenderness in his right elbow, said he felt good and was encouraged because, for the first time, he threw all four of his pitches.
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January 29, 1992 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Reliever Mike Maddux, who was unemployed and desperately looking for work a year ago at this time, received the biggest payday of his life Tuesday when the Padres provided him with a one-year, $510,000 contract. "I didn't even know what I was going to do last winter," Maddux said. "Nobody would give me a job. I was begging just for an opportunity. "Now, look at what's happened. What can I say, this has exceeded my wildest dreams."
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June 7, 1991 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The phone call will come sometime today. Padre reliever Mike Maddux will answer it, hear the laughter and know exactly who's on the other end. It will be his little brother, Greg. The same guy who was the winning pitcher Thursday afternoon in the Chicago Cubs' 6-2 victory over the Padres at Wrigley Field. The same guy who snapped the Padres' six-game winning streak. That Greg Maddux. He's sure to be calling, all right, to boast about Thursday's performance.
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April 18, 1991 | DAVE DISTEL
Spring training had started and all through Las Vegas Tourists were busily losing their wages One man sat back as life passed him by He wanted to pitch, but who'd let him try? Mike Maddux was like a kid on Christmas morning who came downstairs to empty stockings, or maybe more like a kid in a Halloween costume who could find no one home. You know, he had a tux but not a date. This was a baseball player who had cleats and a glove and, most importantly, an arm.
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December 18, 1992 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The New York Mets, taking advantage of the Padres' winter clearance sale, grabbed another bargain Thursday by acquiring right-handed reliever Mike Maddux. Finding themselves against another self-imposed deadline, the Padres had to trade Maddux by Sunday or allow him to become a free agent by not tendering a contract. They simply refused to pay Maddux the projected $1 million he might earn in arbitration this winter.
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August 1, 2004 | From Associated Press
Fresh-faced and eager, 20-year-old Greg Maddux got his promotion from the minors and pulled on a Chicago Cubs' uniform for the final month of the 1986 season. Six days after reaching the big leagues, he threw a complete game for what would be the first of many wins -- the start of a career that has flourished for nearly two decades.
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April 16, 1991 | BOB NIGHTENGALE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Padre pitcher Mike Maddux can't believe it. Sure, he had all kinds of dreams when the Padres invited him to their minor-league camp in February, but not even his imagination was this wild. "It's unbelievable, isn't it," Maddux said. "I mean, it's like a Cinderella story, only it's better.
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April 11, 1991 | BOB WOLF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
No, Mike Maddux isn't living a dream. It just seems that way. For a guy who was out of a job two months ago to be the winning pitcher on opening night . . . And to come back the next night and work out of a bases-loaded jam in the eighth inning . . . Suffice to say that the new Padre is pinching himself. Maddux not only has come from nowhere to win a spot in the Padre bullpen; he has quickly established himself as a sort of good-luck charm.
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