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Greg Maddux’s Number Retired by Cubs, Remembered by Me

Published by on May 3, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Today, the Cubs honored two all-time greats by retiring the No. 31 jersey, worn by both Fergie Jenkins and Greg Maddux. I am not old enough to have seen Jenkins pitch with the Cubs, nor am I able to remember Maddox's first stint with the Cubs, but I am nonetheless glad to see proper respect given.

Jenkins will be remembered as part of the infamous 1969 Chicago team and for winning 20 games six years in a row.

Maddux will be remembered by most as part of the great Atlanta Braves teams of the '90s and for saying in a TV spot, "chicks dig the long ball."

Looking back on that commercial, it perfectly sums up the "steroid" era of which Maddux pitched.

As you recal...

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