[this is the thirteenth installment in the double dippers posts. here are the previous posts - brett butler, omar daal, eric young, nick willhite, chris gwynn, mickey hatcher, dave anderson, don zimmer, rafael landestoy, dave hansen, hideo nomo, and jose vizcaino.]
greg maddux was acquired by the dodgers during the 2006 season in exchange for cesar izturis, making this 2007 topps card possible.
after the season, maddux signed a free agent deal with the padres. here's his 2007 upper deck card, showing him in padres' gear (thankfully not those sandy colored or camoflagued unis)
down the stretch in 2008, maddux (shown on a 2009 upper deck sweet spot card)
was just 2-4 in 7 starts, although he deserved to win most of those starts. his final regular season start resulted in his 355th career win - a 6-inning, two-hit performance against the giants. the dodgers made the postseason, but maddux was relegated to the bullpen. he appeared in both the nlds and nlcs, pitching 4 innings without giving up an earned run.
by returning to the los angeles to end his career, maddux joined a small group of hall of famers who came from somewhere else to go out as dodgers, including don sutton (a fellow double dipper), hoyt wilhelm, rickey henderson and eddie murray (another double dipper). we were happy to have him. both times.
here's to you, greg maddux!