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Greg Maddux, who was voted into Major League Baseball’s Hall of Fame earlier this month after receiving 97.2-percent of the votes for his career-performance with the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves, will not have either team’s logo on his Hall of Fame plaque.
Maddux started with the Cubs and then went on to get 194 of his 355 career wins and 363 of his 740 starts came with the Atlanta Braves, including three of his four Cy Young awards. After his time in Atlanta, Maddux re-signed with Chicago for a total of 298 starts and 133 wins in a Cubs uniform.
The details on Maddux’s decision were reported with a series of tweets by the Houston Chronicle’s Jose de Jesus Ortiz.
The move by Maddux will set a precedent going forward for players or managers that had great years with multiple teams as the plaques at Cooperstown list all the teams an inductee was with.