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On Greg Maddux's birthday, watch his first career win from 1986

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Greg Maddux was the youngest player in the Majors when he debuted at age 20 on Sept. 3, 1986, tossing one inning and taking the loss in the 18th frame of a suspended game game started the previous day by Nolan Ryan and Jamie Moyer.  

The right-hander took the mound for his first start five days later, allowing 11 hits and three runs but earning the W in a complete game against Buddy Bell, Dave Parker, Eric Davis the Reds in the video you can see above.

Maddux made four more September '86 appearances, finishing with a 5.52 ERA in 31 innings and then going 6-14 with a 5.61 mark in 30 starts the following season.

Of course, things changed in 1988 when a 22-year-old Maddux broke out to the tune of an 18-8 record, beginning a 17-year streak of 15-plus win seasons. Four Cy Young Awards, 355 victories and one World Series ring later, the Professor retired in 2008 and was voted into the Hall of Fame earlier this year. Happy 48th, Mad Dog.


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