他成為歷史上第13位達成3000K的投手 同時 他也是歷年來第9位擁有300勝 3000K的球員
達成300勝&3000K一共有以下幾位 Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, Steve Carlton, Tom Seaver, Don Sutton, Gaylord Perry, Walter Johnson and Phil Niekro.
Clemens and Maddux 是唯2的現役球員
今天這場球賽因為雨勢 延遲了2小時又43分才開打 Maddux主投8局 失分 有3個3振 2個4壞球 目前戰績8W 7L ERA為4.41
Maddux fans Vizquel in third inning for 3,000th strikeout
CHICAGO (AP) -- Long after Greg Maddux got his 3,000th strikeout, Jason Ellison singled home the go-ahead run in the 11th inning to send the San Francisco Giants to a 3-2 victory Tuesday night over the Chicago Cubs in a game that ended at 1:16 a.m. CDT.
Maddux became the 13th pitcher in major league history to strike out 3,000 batters when he fanned San Francisco's Omar Vizquel to end the third.
Deivi Cruz and Mike Matheny hit consecutive one-out singles in the 11th off Glendon Rusch (5-4). Michael Wuertz then struck out pinch-hitter Yorvit Torrealba before Ellison hit a 1-2 pitch up the middle to score Cruz.
Jason Christiansen (6-1) worked two innings of scoreless relief for the win, and Tyler Walker got three outs for his 16th save in 21 chances.
The start was delayed 2 hours, 43 minutes by rain, and the game lasted 3:28. The teams play again Wednesday at 1:20 p.m., just more than 12 hours after this one ended.
Pinch-hitter J.T. Snow put the Giants ahead with an RBI single in the seventh. But Michael Barrett greeted reliever LaTroy Hawkins with a leadoff homer in the eighth to tie the score at 2.
Maddux gave up eight hits and two runs in eight innings and struck out three.
Maddux got his 300th win last August in San Francisco, and Tuesday night became just the ninth pitcher to have both 3,000 strikeouts and 300 victories.
He struck out Vizquel on a 2-2 pitch on the inside corner, and a crowd of 39,002 at Wrigley Field, one that had waited out the delay and was popping flashbulbs once the game started, went wild.
Barrett took the ball and put it in Maddux's glove as he crossed the third base line on the way to the dugout, and several of his teammates stopped to hug him and shake his hand.
Seconds later Maddux emerged from the dugout for a curtain call to acknowledge the loud cheering and doffed his cap.
Needing two strikeouts to reach 3,000 before the game started, Maddux struck out leadoff hitter Ellison swinging in the first.
That elite 3,000 strikeout/300-win club includes Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, Steve Carlton, Tom Seaver, Don Sutton, Gaylord Perry, Walter Johnson and Phil Niekro. Clemens and Maddux are the only active members.
Giants starter Noah Lowry allowed just four hits in five shutout innings and drove in San Francisco's first run with a fifth-inning squeeze.
Chicago tied it in the sixth when Barrett doubled off Scott Munter and raced home when rookie Matt Murton hit a broken-bat single to third and Edgardo Alfonzo threw low to first for an error.
Maddux takes different path to 3,000 strikeouts
By Tim Kurkjian
The Maddux brothers begin to train for spring training around Jan. 1. Mike Maddux, pitching coach for the Brewers, and Greg Maddux, future Hall of Famer, play catch. After a few minutes, Mike gets into a crouch and Greg, who hasn't thrown a baseball in two months, promptly throws strike after strike, nearly always hitting Mike's target.
"It's amazing," Mike said.
It's nearly as amazing that Greg Maddux, one of the best control pitchers in history, joined the 3,000-strikeout club Tuesday night when he threw a called third strike past San Francisco's Omar Vizquel in the third inning. There are only 13 members in the club: Nolan Ryan, Roger Clemens, Randy Johnson, Steve Carlton, Bert Blyleven, Tom Seaver, Gaylord Perry, Don Sutton, Walter Johnson, Phil Niekro, Ferguson Jenkins and Bob Gibson.
Some of the 13 are among the best power pitchers ever. Not included are Jim Bunning, Warren Spahn, Bob Feller, Juan Marichal, Don Drysdale, Cy Young and Pedro Martinez.
Maddux arrived at 3,000 in a different way than most -- that is, with few high-strikeout games or seasons. In his brilliant career, he has had only 16 10-strikeout games, 199 fewer than Ryan, 191 fewer than Randy Johnson and as many as Alex Fernandez. Maddux has one 200-strikeout season -- everyone else in the 3,000 club has at least three. Ryan, the greatest strikeout pitcher ever, had 15 200-K seasons and six 300-strikeout years.
What separates Maddux from Ryan, and everyone else in the 3,000 club, is his low walk total. Maddux has 894 walks, the lowest total of anyone in the group, 103 fewer than the second fewest, Jenkins (997). Everyone else has at least 400 more walks than Maddux. Clemens has 603 more; and Ryan, with 2,795, has 1,901 more.
"He is everything I wanted to be, but wasn't," said Sutton, a Hall of Famer, a 324-game winner and a member of the 3,000-strikeout club. "He has more natural movement than anyone I've ever seen. And he is one of smartest pitchers who has ever lived."
Maddux is, of course, one of the best of all time. A case can be made for Maddux being among the top six or seven pitchers ever, along with Walter Johnson, Lefty Grove, Young, Spahn, Clemens and Christy Mathewson. Maddux has done what none of them did, what no one in major-league history has done: win 15 or more games for 17 straight seasons (the second-longest current streak among active pitchers is four seasons).
And yet Maddux has done it without much flash or flair, partly because of his low-key personality. Sutton tells the story about asking Maddux, then the best pitcher in the game, to have dinner with him several years ago at Ruth's Chris Steak House. Maddux politely declined, saying he was going back to his hotel room to eat leftover pizza and play a video game that, he said, "I just can't beat, but tonight is the night I'm going to win."
Maddux has won more than 300 games in his big-league career, and is now one of nine pitchers in history with 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts. He grew up in Las Vegas, in the shadows of the casinos, and has made a living reading hitters the same way great poker players read the guy across the table. Once asked how smart Maddux is, Sutton said, "Very, but he is wiser than he is smart. I don't know if he could be the president of Harvard, but he could run Bally's."
Maddux has rarely pitched faster than the low 90s, and mostly has pitched somewhere in the 80s, but has located his fastball as well as anyone in history and has always had one of the game's best changeups. He is robotic in his preparation and execution; he once predicted that the first hitter of the game would fly out to deep left center, and, of course, that's exactly what he did.
That's what makes his entry into the 3,000-strikeout club so impressive: Maddux got there without power or heat, but with smarts and strikes.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Greg Maddux throws during the first inning against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday, July 26, 2005, in Chicago. Maddux got one strikeout during the inning for the 2,999th of his career.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Greg Maddux, top right, is congratulated by teammates Derrek Lee, left, Todd Waker (7) and Neifi Perez (13) after striking out San Francisco Giants' Omar Vizquel to get the 3,000the strikeout of his career, during the third inning Tuesday, July 26, 2005, in Chicago.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Greg Maddux tips his cap after striking out San Francisco Giants' Omar Vizquel for the 3,000the strikeout of his career to end the top of the third inning Tuesday, July 26, 2005, in Chicago.
Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Greg Maddux, left, is congratulated by catcher Michael Barrett after Maddux struck out San Francisco Giants' Omar Vizquel for the 3,000th strikeout of his career, during the third inning Tuesday, July 26, 2005, in Chicago.
Chicago Cubs scheduled starting pitcher Greg Maddux, left, looks out at the field as the start of the Cubs game against the San Francisco Giants is delayed by rain Tuesday, July 26, 2005 in Chicago. Maddux is only two strikeouts away from 3,000 for his career.
星期一, 7月 25, 2005
Blind Guardian的官網更新了 感覺較前一版好多了 上一版非常簡陋陽春 改為新版較有金屬團的味道 I like it!
另外也公佈了新鼓手人選 Frederik Ehmke 1968年出生 是全團最年經的 希望他們持續作出好音樂
This time it fortunately is on me to deliver some good news. Very good news in fact!
The seemingly endless time of waiting for a new drummer and speculations who could possibly be the new one has finally come to an end. We have found what we have been searching for…
A few weeks ago an unknown guy who introduced himelf as Frederik Ehmke applied for the job as a drummer in a fairly firm manner. His vital, expressive and skillful performances of some B.G. classics ("Journey Through The Dark“, "Time Stands Still“ and "And Then There Was Silence“) blew us away completely . Pretending not to be convinced we invited him to do a shoot out recording session under real production terms to check out if the creative chemistry would also work out fine. After finishing these recordings it was obvious to us: Frederik is going to be our new drummer!
It was essential for us to find a musician, who on one side would be able to integrate old Guardian trademarks in his play, but on the other side would also be confident enough to bring in his own vision of the Blind Guardian drums in a tasteful and, for the music, suitable way. Frederik is a calm and handsome fellow, who’s aware of his abilities and who also knows what he wants. For us he is the lucky draw.
We are convinced you will be as impressed by his drum performance as we are. Now we are looking forward to starting the next album production. There is a good amount of work ahead of us but we are absolutely ready to go. You can expect a very interesting album with strong songs on it. We will keep you informed.