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Hall of Famer Greg Maddux throws out first pitch for Game 5 of World Series

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Hall of Famer Greg Maddux throws out first pitch for Game 5 of World Series

  • Braves
Nov 01
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Former Atlanta Braves pitcher and Hall of Famer Greg Maddux returned to Atlanta and threw out the ceremonial first pitch for Sunday night’s Game 5 of the World Series.

Maddux, who wore his Braves No. 31 jersey, tipped his cap to the adoring fans who gave him a standing ovation as he walked onto the field. The 55-year-old then threw the pitch to Eddie Perez, who was often his designated catcher during his playing days.

Perez, who also spent some time as a former Braves coach, now works as a special adviser for player development for the team.

Maddux shared his experience that night on Twitter.

“First #WorldSeries pitch since ’99…Little bit less pressure this time,” Maddux tweeted before mentioning Perez directly and thanking him for being there with him. “@Eperez1212 thanks for catching it a lot of my catchers might have missed that.”

Maddux won four consecutive Cy Young Awards while playing for the Chicago Cubs and the Braves, including in 1995 when he recorded an impressive 19-2 record with a 1.63 ERA for Atlanta’s ’95 World Series championship team. Maddux now spends his time as a pitching coach at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

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