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Leaderboarding: Looking at Greg Maddux's greatness

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

Believe it or not, this man was one of baseball's greatest all-time pitchers.
Believe it or not, this man was one of baseball's greatest all-time pitchers. (Getty Images)

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The 2014 Hall of Fame class is officially enshrined Sunday. With that in mind, we're throwing together a Leaderboarding for each of the three players. This entry is for "The Professor," Greg Maddux. We know he's prolific, but just how prolific?

All-time career wins

1. Cy Young, 511
2. Walter Johnson, 417
3. Pete Alexander, 373
3. Christy Mathewson, 373
5. Pud Galvin, 365
6. Warren Spahn, 363
7. Kid Nichols, 361
8. Greg Maddux, 355
9. Roger Clemens, 354
10. Tim Keefe, 342

Most Gold Gloves, career

1. Greg Maddux, 18
2. Jim Kaat, 16
2. Brooks Robinson, 16
4. Ozzie Smith, 13
4. Ivan Rodriguez, 13
6. Roberto Clemente, 12
6. Willie Mays, 12
8. Keith Hernandez, 11
8. Omar Vizquel, 11

Pitchers with at least four Cy Youngs

Roger Clemens, 7
Randy Johnson, 5
Steve Carlton, 4
Greg Maddux, 4

Career innings pitched

1. Cy Young, 7356
2. Pud Galvin, 6003 1/3
3. Walter Johnson, 5914 1/3
4. Phil Niekro, 5404
5. Nolan Ryan, 5386
6. Gaylord Perry, 5350
7. Don Sutton, 5282 1/3
8. Warren Spahn, 5243 2/3
9. Steve Carlton, 5217 2/3
10. Pete Alexander, 5190
11. Kid Nichols, 5067 1/3
12. Tim Keefe, 5049 2/3
13. Greg Maddux, 5008 1/3

Career strikeouts

1. Nolan Ryan, 5714
2. Randy Johnson, 4875
3. Roger Clemens, 4672
4. Steve Carlton, 4136
5. Bert Blyleven, 3701
6. Tom Seaver, 3640
7. Don Sutton, 3574
8. Gaylord Perry, 3534
9. Walter Johnson, 3509
10. Greg Maddux, 3371

Career WAR (baseball-reference.com version), pitchers

1. Cy Young, 170.3
2. Walter Johnson, 152.3
3. Roger Clemens, 139.4
4. Pete Alexander, 117
5. Kid Nichols, 116.6
6. Lefty Grove, 109.9
7. Tom Seaver, 106.3
8. Greg Maddux, 104.6
9. Randy Johnson, 104.3
10. Phil Niekro, 97.4

Seasons with at least 230 innings pitched and an ERA+ of at least 150

1. Lefty Grove, 8
1. Walter Johnson, 8
3. Christy Mathewson, 7
4. Greg Maddux, 6
4. Roger Clemens, 6
4. Pete Alexander, 6

Seasons with at least 200 innings pitched and an ERA+ of at least 250

1. Greg Maddux, 2
2. Pedro Martinez, 1
2. Bob Gibson, 1
2. Walter Johnson, 1
2. Three Finger Brown, 1
2. Dutch Leonard, 1

That's it for the entirety of baseball history. And that feels like a good place to stop. Kudos on a ridiculous career, Mr. Maddux.

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