Greg Maddux, the brother of Texas Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux and the special assistant to Rangers GM Jon Daniels, is now technically a Ranger, as he serves in a coaching capacity at spring training and works with the team's young pitchers much in the way Nolan Ryan might have done in the past.
Maddux, who was recently elected to the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., won't represent a team when he enters the Hall this summer, as his plaque will be left "logoless" after a career that saw him play for four teams but mainly just two, the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves.
“Obviously, I feel like I had more success as a Brave," Maddux told ESPN Dallas. "We did get a World Series there. But I kind of came up a Cub. For me, I couldn’t pick. I really couldn’t. Both places mean so much to me personally, to my family. I couldn’t pick. So I’m going to go in neutral, I guess.”
Maddux pitched for the Cubs for 9 1/2 seasons and for the Braves for 11 years while adding in stints in San Diego and with the Los Angeles Dodgers toward the end of his 23-year career.