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Friday, July 17, 2009 - 5:05am

Braves To Honor Maddux

The Atlanta Braves are set to honor one of their former players today.

Greg Maddux will have his uniform #31 retired before the team’s game tonight in Atlanta. Hours before that on-field ceremony, there will be a luncheon for the former pitcher, where Maddux will be inducted into the Braves’ Hall of Fame. Some big names representing Braves’ history will be on-hand for the events, including players Phil Niekro, Dale Murphy and David Justice.

Maddux pitched for the Braves for 11 seasons, beginning in 1993. Along with fellow pitchers Tom Glavine and John Smoltz, the trio was a key reason the team made the postseason 14-straight seasons starting in 1991. The Braves won the World Series in 1995.

Maddux won four Cy Young Awards in his career—three with Atlanta. His 355 career victories rank eighth on baseball’s all-time list.

Maddux began his career with the Chicago Cubs. He returned to the Cubs following his time with the Braves, and also played for the Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres.