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Braves to retire Maddux's number

Updated: April 5, 2009, 5:26 PM ET
Associated Press

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves will honor former pitcher Greg Maddux by retiring his number and inducting the four-time National League Cy Young Award winner into the team's Hall of Fame.

Braves president John Schuerholz says the July 17 honors are the organization's way of thanking Maddux for the immeasurable contributions he's made to the team.

Maddux's No. 31 will be the sixth Braves number to be retired.

The recent retiree spent 11 seasons with the Braves beginning ...

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