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Greg Maddux Will Not Have Braves Logo on Hall of Fame Plaque

The hurler will not include any team's logo on his likeness in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2002, file photo, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Greg Maddux delivers to a Florida Marlins batter in the first inning of a baseballl game at Turner Field in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser, File)
FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2002, file photo, Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Greg Maddux delivers to a Florida Marlins batter in the first inning of a baseballl game at Turner Field in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Erik S. Lesser, File)
One of the most storied arms in the 130-year history of the Braves franchise will enter the Baseball Hall of Fame this summer without a Braves logo on his plaque.

The eight-time All Star and 4-time Cy Young winner, who split his 23-year career between the Atlanta Braves, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, and San Diego Padres decided to forego having any team's logo on his commemorative plaque when it is enshrined in Cooperstown.

Maddux, who broke in with the Cubs in 1986, said that he wanted to have the support of both Cubs and Braves fans during the July 27 induction ceremony in Cooperstown, New York.

"My wife Kathy and I grew up in baseball in Chicago, and then we had just an amazing experience in Atlanta with the Braves," Maddux was quoted as saying by the Houston Chronicle's Jose de Jesus Ortiz.

Maddux went to his first All-Star Game as a member of the Cubs in 1988 (the same year he was famously photographed using the wet tarp at Wrigley Field as a slip 'n' slide during the historic stadium's first attempted night game), and won his first Cy Young Award in Chicago in 1992, the year he left the North Side for the Peach State.

Maddux truly became one of the game's all time greats in Atlanta, where he won one World Series title, three consecutive Cy Young Awards, made five consecutive All-Star Game appearances, and won ten Gold Gloves in eleven seasons.

He earned his 300th win and 3,000th strikeout during his second stint with the Cubs from 2004-06, then finished his career with the Dodgers and Padres.

Fellow Braves legend and Hall of Fame inductee Tom Glavine will enter the Hall of Fame wearing a Braves cap, while Braves and Yankees' manager Joe Torre will enter Cooperstown wearing a Yankees cap. Manager Tony La Russa will follow Maddux's precedent and be inducted logo-less.

Maddux was named on 555 of 571 ballots during his first year of eligibility to enter the Baseball Hall of Fame, one of the highest percentages of all time.

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