Atlanta Braves legends and Baseball Hall of Fame members, Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine will be teammates on Team USA, at the 2015 ICONS Cup in Dubai, to be held April 22-24, 2015 at Jumeirah Golf Estates.
The ICONS Cup is a unique golf event, bringing together global sports stars in a Ryder Cup style team format with the USA competing against the Rest of the World.
A 2014 Baseball Hall of Fame inductee, Maddux is widely hailed as one of the greatest pitchers in Major League Baseball (MLB) history. Relying on exceptional command, composure and guile to outwit – rather than overpower – hitters, “The Professor” holds a number of MLB records. He is the only pitcher in history to end his career with 300 wins and 3,000 strikeouts while offering up fewer than 1,000 walks. Other feats include being the first to earn four straight Cy Young Awards (1992-95) as the league’s best pitcher and the only hurler to achieve at least 15 wins for 17 straight seasons. Maddux was also an exceptional fielder, setting the mark with 18 Gold Glove awards.
A member of the World Champion 1995 Atlanta Braves and eight-time All-Star, Greg ranks eighth on the all-time wins list with 355. Greg led the National League in victories three times (1992, ’94, ’95) and earned run average four (1993-95, ’98). His No. 31 jersey has been retired by both the Braves and Chicago Cubs.
“Greg’s well-earned reputation as one of baseball’s most tenacious competitors will serve him well in our match play format,” says ICONS Cup Tournament Director Adrian Flaherty. “He and long-time Braves teammate Tom Glavine should form quite a strong pair for the alternate shot session.”
The two Baseball Hall of Fame members will be joined on Team USA by a future fellow Cooperstown inductee Ken Griffey Jr.; two-time NBA World Champion and Olympic gold medal winner Ray Allen; and Hockey Hall of Famers and Stanley Cup Champions Brett Hull and Mike Modano.
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