LAS VEGAS -- Las Vegan Greg Maddux was inducted into the Baseball Hall of  Fame Sunday after a stellar career as a pitcher.

Maddux, who graduated from Valley High School, was drafted in 1984 to play for the Chicago Cubs. During his career, he played for the Cubs twice, the Atlanta Braves, the Los Angeles Dodgers and finally the San Diego Padres.

"Mad Dog" Maddux accepted the Hall of Fame award before a crowd that gave him a standing ovation in Cooperstown, New York.

"To think it's all ended here is pretty cool," Maddux said. "When I was six, my dad was my first coach and he taught me to enjoy the game."

Maddux won four Cy Young Awards,18 Gold Glove Awards and a World Series Championship during his career which spanned from 1984 to 2008. He won 355 games.

He was inducted in the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility.

 

 


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