1/8 Maddux and Chicago
Greg Maddux was asked about the decision to leave the Cubs via free agency after the ’92 season on a conference call today.
“I did everything possible to stay there after the ’92 season,” Maddux said. “Things didn’t work out. I was fortunate enough to go back 11 years later. I love the city of Chicago. I actually love the Cubs. If you count the Minor Leagues, I was in Chicago for about 11 years and Atlanta for 11 years. I kind of split my time with the two teams.
“Chicago is a special place,” he said. “I would love to see them win a World Series here shortly. It would be awesome.”
Maddux pitched for the Cubs from 1986-92 and returned in 2004, leaving midway in the ’06 season.
– Carrie Muskat