Maddux

Definition

A Maddux describes a start in which a pitcher tosses a complete-game shutout on fewer than 100 pitches. Named after Hall of Famer Greg Maddux, the term was coined by baseball writer Jason Lukehart.

Since 1988, the first year accurate pitch-count data is available, Maddux ranks first in the Majors with 13 such starts during the regular season. Nobody else has thrown more than seven.

Example

Watch: Ervin Santana throws a complete-game shutout on 91 pitches, qualifying for a Maddux.