Greg Maddux

Hall of Fame, class of 2014

 

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The Cubs took Maddux in the second round of the 1984 draft, and shipped the 18-year-old to Pikeville in the Appy League. He spent the entire ‘85 season at Single-A, honing his craft (video) with the Peoria Chiefs of the Midwest League. He started 1986 with the Eastern League’s Pittsfield Cubs, and earned a mid-season promotion to Triple-A with Iowa in the American Association. He was called up to Wrigley Field that September.

 

Minor league teams that Greg Maddux played for en route to the majors:

  • Pikeville Cubs (Appalachian League)
  • Peoria Chiefs (Midwest League)
  • Pittsfield Cubs (Eastern League)
  • Iowa Cubs (American Association)

 

 

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Peoria Chiefs, 1985

 

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Eastern League in ’86

 

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Maddux with the American Association’s Iowa Cubs

 

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Maddux’s Iowa stint was immortalized (sans ‘stache) in Starting Lineup’s 1999 series.

 

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