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In a tip of the cap to the Cubs, Greg Maddux has announced he will go into the Hall of Fame with no logo on his cap. The Baseball Hall of Fame announced the cap selections that will appear on the Hall of Fame plaques last week. Induction ceremonies will be Sunday, July 27 in Cooperstown, N.Y.
According to a statement by the Hall, the plaque serves to reflect the totality of a career, details an individual’s accomplishments in the game in approximately 90 words, while listing each team on which an individual played or managed. The HOF works with the inductees on their decision. Here was Maddux’s statement regarding his pick of no logo:
“My wife Kathy and I grew up in baseball in Chicago, and then we had just an amazing experience in Atlanta with the Braves,” Maddux said. “It’s impossible for me to choose one of those teams for my Hall of Fame plaque, as the fans of both clubs in each of those cities were so wonderful. I can’t think of having my Hall of Fame induction without support of both of those fan bases, so, for that reason, the cap on my Hall of Fame plaque will not feature a logo.”
– Carrie Muskat