[this is the fourteenth 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, jose vizcaino, hideo nomo, and greg maddux.]
mike maddux, who is 5 years older than his brother and fellow dodger double dipper greg, joined the big blue wrecking crew after the 1989 season, as shown on this 1990 o-pee-chee variation:
he had spent his entire career with the phillies to that point, and had slowly been converted to a reliever over the past couple of seasons. for the dodgers in 1990, he appeared in 11 games (2 as a starter) and had a record of 0-1. one of his starts came against the braves, but he faced off against john smoltz, not his brother.
after the season, maddux joined the padres as a free agent, and then was traded to the mets after the 1992 season. maddux spent two years in new york, and was featured on this 1994 topps card to prove that he was at one time a met - not a bad feat for a middle reliever.
here he is paying tribute to fellow double dipper don sutton on a 1999 keebler dodgers card
maddux did well his second time around. he pitched in 49 games, all in relief, and was 1-1 with an era of 3.29. after the season, the dodgers chose not to re-sign him, and maddux headed to houston for the 2000 season, after which he called it a career.
here's to you, mike maddux - double dipper!