Greg Maddux is in his second season with the Rangers as Special Assistant to the General Manager after being hired on Nov. 29, 2011. The four-time Cy Young Award winner is in uniform during spring training as an extra instructor for both the major and minor league staffs, along with visiting the club's farm affiliates during the regular season. The younger brother of current Rangers pitching coach Mike Maddux, Greg participates in the Fall Instructional League and in any minicamps the club conducts. Greg was selected as pitching coach for Team USA in the 2013 World Baseball Classic taking place this spring.
Prior to joining the Rangers, Maddux spent the 2010-11 seasons in a similar role with the Chicago Cubs. He officially retired and ended his playing career at the 2008 Baseball Winter Meetings in his hometown of Las Vegas. He finished his career with a 355-227 record and a 3.16 ERA in 744 games/740 starts for Chicago-NL (1986-92, 2004-06), Atlanta (1993-2003), Los Angeles (2006, 2008), and San Diego (2007-08). He won four Cy Young Awards in his career, all in consecutive years from 1992-95, becoming the first pitcher in baseball history to win the award in four straight seasons (also Randy Johnson, 1999-2002). Maddux joins Roger Clemens (7), Johnson (5), and Steve Carlton (4) as the only pitchers in baseball history with at least four career Cy Young Awards. His 355 wins rank eighth in major league history.
Born in San Angelo, Texas, Maddux was an eight-time All-Star and won a major league-record 18 Gold Glove Awards. He led the National League in ERA on four occasions, finishing second in that category in three other seasons. He also led the senior circuit in victories on three occasions. Maddux had 19 different seasons with 30-or-more starts, the second-most in baseball history behind only Hall of Famer Don Sutton (20). He recorded at least 15 wins in a major league-record 18 different seasons. He went 19-2 (.905) in the regular season with Atlanta in 1995, the highest single-season winning percentage ever by a pitcher with at least 20 decisions. Atlanta went on to win its lone World Series title that year.
Maddux and his wife, Kathy, have a daughter, Amanda, and a son, Chase. Maddux is scheduled to appear on the ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame in late 2013, as he would be a candidate for induction in the Class of 2014.