When the San Diego Padres host the Colorado Rockies today, Greg Maddux will take the hill for the home nine. The 42-year-old right-hander will be looking for career win 350.
Begs the question: who is the best pitcher of the last twenty years?
Maddux is not the only major leaguer looking to surpass a milestone.
Ken Griffey Jr. is sitting on 597 career home runs. Junior’s Cincinnati Reds play against the Mets at Shea Stadium today. Junior was out the lineup last night with an illness, and his time in Cincy seems to be coming to an end. The slugger has alluded to a return to Seattle. Time will tell.
Then there’s Manny. The man of dangling locks is perched on 497 home runs.
Our very own Thrilla, known to the rest of the world as Mike Kelly, has started what will be a career of milestones. In his first year as head coach Thrilla led Monroe Community College to the Region III Division II title. In doing so Thrilla earned coach-of-the-year honors. This weekend the Tribunes go for the East District title with a trip to the Junior College World Series on the line.