"What Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine have done for baseball is amazing. What Maddux and Glavine continue to do for children is equally amazing." said Co-Founder of Teammates for Kids, Garth Brooks "It's awesome to see two great guys getting recognized by their piers … very deserving. 'Congrats' and 'thank you' from all of us here at Teammates for Kids."
Greg and Tom, a pair of 300-game winners, most know for their decade of excellence as pitchers for the Atlanta Braves, were elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame by the Baseball Writers Association of America.
Maddux, a four-time NL Cy Young winner was an inaugural baseball Teammate, the first year of the Foundation, in 1999. He won an astonishing 18 Gold Glove Awards and 355 games during his 23-year career. He pitched for four teams and while with the Braves in 1995, he won a World Series championship. Maddux was a Teammate for 9 seasons.
Glavine first became a Teammate in 2003 and participated for 5 seasons. The Massachusetts native won 305 games during his 22-year career. He won two NL Cy Young Awards and was the World Series MVP in 1995. Glavine is one of only 6 left-handed pitchers to earn 300 career wins. In 1984, he was drafted by teams in Major League Baseball and the National Hockey League.
Maddux and Glavine are the only first-ballot pitchers to be elected together since the inaugural class of the Hall of Fame in 1936. The will be inducted on July 27, the 75th anniversary of the museum.