Maddux clearly among the all-time elite

Thanks to his durability and consistency, Greg Maddux has become an all-time great.

Originally Published: September 11, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

If Greg Maddux can win just one more game this season, he'll become the first pitcher in major-league history to win at least 15 games in 16 straight seasons.

The first. Ever.

But what does Maddux's streak mean?

Well, it means that he's been an excellent pitcher. But we already knew that.

It also means that he's been an extraordinarily healthy and consistent pitcher. We already knew that, too.

To find meaning in Maddux's streak, we can look at other pitchers ...

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