12 April 2011

mike maddux, double dipper

[this is the fourteenth installment in the double dippers posts.  here are the previous posts - brett butler, omar daaleric young, nick willhitechris gwynn, mickey hatcherdave anderson, don zimmerrafael 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.
maddux bounced around for the remainder of his career - he had stops in pittsburgh, boston, seattle and montreal - before returning to la during the 1999 season. in his time between his stays in la, maddux was 26-20 with 19 saves.

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!

1 comment:

capewood said...

I don't think I've ever seen a 1990 O-Pee-Chee card. I'm surprised it says Topps on the front. I have the Maddux Topps card which doesn't have the "Traded to" note on the front.

According to Wikipedia, Mike made his major league start against Greg and Greg beat him.