Why was Smoltz a closer?

Why was Smoltz a closer?

After undergoing major elbow surgery in 2000, Smoltz’s future was in doubt, and nobody knew if he could withstand pitching 200 or more innings as a starter. So the decision was made to make Smoltz a closer. ”Smoltz is coming in, throwing bullets, throwing a nasty slider, a nasty split, but he has good control.

How tall is John Smoltz?

6′ 3″
John Smoltz/Height

How much is John Smoltz rookie card worth?

John Smoltz Rookie Cards

Item Title ▼ Price
1989 Score #616 John Smoltz – Atlanta Braves – ROOKIE CARD – NM $1.75
1989 Topps Baseball #382 John Smoltz Rookie Card – Near Mint to Mint $4.95
1989 Topps Baseball Rookie Card John Smoltz #382 Alanta Braves $5.99
1989 Upper Deck John Smoltz Atlanta Braves #17 Rookie Card RC HOF $2.25

Who is Smoltz wife?

Kathryn Dardenm. 2009
Dyan Strublem. 1990–2007
John Smoltz/Wife

Are John Smoltz cards worth anything?

1988 Fleer Update Glossy John Smoltz RC #U-74 Those sets came in a lithographed metal box and the Glossy versions hold about double the value of the standard cards. High-graded copies of Smoltz’s MLB debut can fetch more than $100 at auction, which is impressive for cards of this era.

Did Greg Maddux ever pitch a no-hitter?

Greg Maddux For much of his time spent on the mound, Greg Maddux pitched to contact. Even during the most dominant seven-year stretch of his career (1992-98), he only averaged 6.9 strikeouts and 1.4 walks per nine innings. So, on the one hand, it’s not much of a surprise that he never threw a no-hitter.

When was John Smoltz drafted to the Detroit Tigers?

A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1901 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons. June 3, 1985: Drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 22nd round of the 1985 amateur draft. Player signed September 22, 1985. August 12, 1987: Traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Atlanta Braves for Doyle Alexander.

When did John Smoltz sign with the Atlanta Braves?

August 12, 1987: Traded by the Detroit Tigers to the Atlanta Braves for Doyle Alexander. October 31, 1996: Granted Free Agency. November 20, 1996: Signed as a Free Agent with the Atlanta Braves.

When did John Smoltz win his 200th game?

Tossed 7.0 shutout innings in a 2-1 win over NYM on 5/24 – his 200th career victory. The win came against friend and former teammate Tom Glavine and made John the 106th pitcher to win 200 career games. Had his four-game winning streak snapped with a 2-1 loss on 5/14 at WSH, and had a huge scare in the seventh inning.

How many batters did John Smoltz fan?

Atlanta batters fanned 19 times in the 11-inning loss, as John went 6.0 innings. Fanned a season-high 12 batters and passed Hall-of-Famer Phil Niekro (2,912) for first in Braves franchise history in strikeouts on 8/19 vs. ARI.

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