Garry Maddox Stats

Garry Maddox was born on Thursday, September 1, 1949, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Maddox was 22 years old when he broke into the big leagues on April 25, 1972, with the San Francisco Giants. His biographical data, year-by-year hitting stats, fielding stats, pitching stats (where applicable), career totals, uniform numbers, salary data and miscellaneous items-of-interest are presented by Baseball Almanac on this comprehensive Garry Maddox baseball stats page.

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"Two thirds of the Earth are covered by water. The other one third by Garry Maddox." - Sportswriter Ray Didinger in Baseball Digest (September 1978, 'Garry Maddox: The Man With The Golden Glove', Page 50-54)

Garry Maddox

Garry 'The Secretary of Defense' Maddox Autograph on a 1977 Topps Baseball Card (#520 | <a href='../baseball_cards/baseball_cards_oneset.php?s=1977top01' title='1977 Topps Baseball Card Checklist'>Checklist</a>)

Garry 'The Secretary of Defense' Maddox Autograph on a 1977 Topps Baseball Card (#520 | Checklist )

Birth Name:
Garry Lee Maddox
Nickname:
The Secretary of Defense
Born On:
09-01-1949  (Virgo)
Place of Birth Data Born In:
Cincinnati, Ohio
Year of Death Data Died On:
Still Living ( 500 Oldest Living )
Place of Death Data Died In:
Still Living
Cemetery:
n/a
High School:
San Pedro High School (San Pedro, CA)
College:
None Attended
Batting Stances Chart Bats:
Right
Throwing Arms Chart Throws:
Right
Player Height Chart Height:
6-03
Player Weight Chart Weight:
184
First Game:
04-25-1972 (Age 22)
Last Game:
04-20-1986
Draft:
1968 : 2nd Round (38th)

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Garry Maddox Pitching Stats

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Garry Maddox Hitting Stats

1972 23 Giants 125 458 62 122 26 7 12 1 58 14 3 97 4 2 4 5 .266 .293 .432
1973 24 Giants 144 587 81 187 30 10 11 0 76 24 2 73 2 3 6 6 .319 .350 .460
1974 25 Giants 135 538 74 153 31 3 8 0 50 29 3 64 0 4 3 9 .284 .322 .398
1975 26 Giants 17 52 4 7 1 0 1 0 4 6 1 3 1 0 1 0 .135 .237 .212
1975 26 Phillies 99 374 50 109 25 8 4 0 46 36 5 54 0 3 5 3 .291 .359 .433
1976 27 Phillies 146 531 75 175 37 6 6 1 68 42 8 59 0 9 4 10 .330 .377 .456
1977 28 Phillies 139 571 85 167 27 10 14 0 74 24 8 58 0 4 4 5 .292 .323 .448
1978 29 Phillies 155 598 62 172 34 3 11 0 68 39 11 89 3 3 2 9 .288 .332 .410
1979 30 Phillies 148 548 70 154 28 6 13 1 61 17 5 71 1 7 4 8 .281 .304 .425
1980 31 Phillies 143 549 59 142 31 3 11 0 73 18 5 52 7 9 0 11 .259 .278 .386
1981 32 Phillies 94 323 37 85 7 1 5 0 40 17 1 42 1 8 1 6 .263 .295 .337
1982 33 Phillies 119 412 39 117 27 2 8 1 61 12 0 32 2 2 0 12 .284 .303 .417
1983 34 Phillies 97 324 27 89 14 2 4 0 32 17 5 31 2 1 1 9 .275 .312 .367
1984 35 Phillies 77 241 29 68 11 0 5 0 19 13 1 29 1 2 0 2 .282 .316 .390
1985 36 Phillies 105 218 22 52 8 1 4 0 23 13 2 26 1 3 1 4 .239 .281 .339
1986 37 Phillies 6 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .429 .556 .429
15 Years 1,749 6,331 777 1,802 337 62 117 4 754 323 60 781 25 60 36 99 .285 .320 .413

Garry Maddox

Garry Maddox Fielding Stats

1972 Giants CF 96 91 2,430 239 2.5 235 230 5 4 2 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.61
1972 Giants LF 20 19 489 35 1.8 33 33 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .943 1.82
1972 Giants RF 6 6 162 17 2.8 17 15 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.83
1973 Giants CF 140 140 3,708 383 2.7 371 367 4 12 0 n/a n/a n/a .969 2.70
1974 Giants CF 131 127 3,372 355 2.7 350 347 3 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .986 2.80
1975 Giants CF 13 13 366 40 3.1 40 37 3 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.95
1975 Phillies CF 97 97 2,520 302 3.1 297 287 10 5 5 n/a n/a n/a .983 3.18
1976 Phillies CF 144 141 3,720 455 3.2 449 439 10 6 0 n/a n/a n/a .987 3.26
1977 Phillies CF 138 138 3,612 401 2.9 392 385 7 9 2 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.93
1978 Phillies CF 154 154 4,143 451 2.9 443 436 7 8 1 n/a n/a n/a .982 2.89
1979 Phillies CF 140 140 3,582 440 3.1 437 425 12 3 3 n/a n/a n/a .993 3.29
1980 Phillies CF 143 137 3,738 419 2.9 409 402 7 10 0 n/a n/a n/a .976 2.95
1981 Phillies CF 94 85 2,250 266 2.8 260 252 8 6 4 n/a n/a n/a .977 3.12
1982 Phillies CF 111 100 2,709 263 2.4 261 254 7 2 4 n/a n/a n/a .992 2.60
1982 Phillies LF 1 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a .000 0.00
1983 Phillies CF 95 80 2,208 227 2.4 222 220 2 5 0 n/a n/a n/a .978 2.71
1984 Phillies CF 69 53 1,488 162 2.3 162 159 3 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.94
1985 Phillies CF 94 44 1,476 152 1.6 149 146 3 3 0 n/a n/a n/a .980 2.73
1986 Phillies CF 3 1 42 1 0.3 1 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 0.64
CF Totals 1,662 1,541 41,364 4,556 2.7 4,478 4,387 91 78 22 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.92
LF Totals 21 19 492 35 1.7 33 33 0 2 0 n/a n/a n/a .943 1.81
RF Totals 6 6 162 17 2.8 17 15 2 0 1 n/a n/a n/a 1.000 2.83
15 Years 1,689 1,566 42,018 4,608 2.7 4,528 4,435 93 80 23 n/a n/a n/a .983 2.91

Garry Maddox

Garry Maddox Miscellaneous Stats

1972 Giants 13 6 .684 2 3 n/a 38.2 4.7 7.9 - - -
1973 Giants 24 10 .706 2 2 n/a 53.4 8.0 7.7 - - -
1974 Giants 21 9 .700 6 0 n/a 67.3 8.4 10.8 - - -
1975 Giants 1 1 .500 3 1 n/a 52.0 17.3 13.0 - - -
1975 Phillies 24 3 .889 2 0 n/a 93.5 6.9 8.1 - - -
1976 Phillies 29 12 .707 2 0 n/a 88.5 9.0 7.8 - - -
1977 Phillies 22 6 .786 1 0 n/a 40.8 9.8 7.7 - - -
1978 Phillies 33 7 .825 1 0 n/a 54.4 6.7 8.8 - - -
1979 Phillies 26 13 .667 7 1 n/a 42.2 7.7 9.0 - - -
1980 Phillies 25 5 .833 1 0 n/a 49.9 10.6 7.5 - - -
1981 Phillies 9 4 .692 1 0 n/a 64.6 7.7 8.1 - - -
1982 Phillies 7 5 .583 10 2 n/a 51.5 12.9 6.8 - - -
1983 Phillies 7 6 .538 12 0 n/a 81.0 10.5 10.1 - - -
1984 Phillies 3 2 .600 15 1 n/a 48.2 8.3 12.7 - - -
1985 Phillies 4 2 .667 28 3 n/a 54.5 8.4 9.5 - - -
1986 Phillies 0 1 .000 4 1 n/a 0.0 7.0 7.0 - - -
15 Years 248 92 .729 97 14 n/a 54.1 8.1 8.4 - - -

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Garry Maddox Miscellaneous Items of Interest

1972 San Francisco Giants 31 $13,500.00 - -
1973 San Francisco Giants 31 $25,750.00 - -
1974 San Francisco Giants 31 $46,000.00 - -
1975 San Francisco Giants 31 $59,000.00 - -
1975 Philadelphia Phillies 29 , 31 "     " - -
1976 Philadelphia Phillies 31 $125,000.00 - -
1977 Philadelphia Phillies 31 $150,000.00 - -
1978 Philadelphia Phillies 31 $250,000.00 - -
1979 Philadelphia Phillies 31 $325,000.00 - -
1980 Philadelphia Phillies 31 $375,000.00 - Stats
1981 Philadelphia Phillies 31 $633,500.00 - -
1982 Philadelphia Phillies 31 $633,500.00 - -
1983 Philadelphia Phillies 31 $820,333.00 - Stats
1984 Philadelphia Phillies 31 $820,333.00 - -
1985 Philadelphia Phillies 31 $820,333.00 - -
1986 Philadelphia Phillies 31 $820,333.00 - -
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Did you know that Garry Maddox served during the Vietnam War? He is one of fifty-four former Major League baseball players who are also veterans of the Vietnam War. A complete list of those who served their country in the armed forces during the Vietnam War appears below:

Garry Maddox: The Secretary of Defense
Garry Maddox | The Secretary of Defense | 2006 Fleer | Baseball Almanac Collection
The eight consecutive Gold Glove Awards in the Outfield (1975 through 1982) easily illustrate just how great The Secretary of Defense was, but here are some other noteworthy opinions:

In The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract (Page 760), historian Bill James said, "I've seen Garry Maddox do it all. In my estimation, he's the best defensive centerfield ever to play the game."

In Sports Illustrated (July 3, 1978), sportswriter Larry Keith said, "In an era when players who bat .260 and can catch a lazy fly ball act as if they are all-world, it is, to say the least, rare to find an athlete with a career .296 batting average and three Gold Gloves who is humble, kind, unfailingly courteous, God-fearing and a lot of other good things. Philadelphia's Garry Maddox, who after six major league seasons has ever so quietly became the best centerfield in baseball, is just such a man. The trouble is that hardly anyone known it, because Maddox labors in the shadows of more famous Phillies -- Greg Luzinski , Mike Schmidt , Steve Carlton , to name several -- and never says a word about this misfortune." Additional quotes in that same SI:

Tim McCarver said of Maddox, "Garry is a beautiful person and also the best centerfield I've ever seen. If I didn't believe that, I'd hedge. Remember, I played with Curt Flood , too. He was best at going back to the wall, but overall Garry is better."

Richie Hebner said of Maddox, "Not only do I think Garry's the best, but I've also had umpires tell me that he is, right in the middle of games."

Jim Kaat [who knew defense, winning sixteen Gold Gloves as a pitcher] said of Maddox, "Only Paul Blair comes close to Garry."

In Few and Chosen Phillies: Defining Phillies Greatness Across the Eras , Gary Matthews said, "I also was in the room a few years later, in 1975, when they told Maddox he was being traded to the Phillies for Willie Montanez . The word around the team was that Maddox was being traded because he wasn't very good defensively. What a joke! Maddox went to Philadelphia and won eight consecutive Gold Gloves from 1975 to 1982, as many as Barry Bonds , Paul Blair , and Dwight Evans and more than Curt Flood , Kirby Puckett and Bobby Bonds ... Despite that, in my mind Maddox doesn't get enough credit for saving runs. When you talk about defense, one of the first players you think of is Ozzie Smith . He made the Hall of Fame for his defense. But Garry Maddox was every bit as good defensively as his position as Ozzie was at his."

Phillies Centennial Team
Phillies Centennial Team Plaque | Philadelphia Phillies | Citizens Bank Ballpark
The Philadelphia Baseball Wall of Fame is a collection of plaques, mounted on a brick wall in the Ashburn Alley section of Citizens Bank Park. From 1978 to 2003, the Phillies inducted one figure from their franchise history and one notable person from the Philadelphia Athletics (A's) organization each year, with the exception of 1983, when the Phillies inducted their Centennial Team. Their Centennial Team commemorates the best players of the first 100 years in franchise history and Mcgraw made the team which includes: Richie Ashburn (OF), Bob Boone (C), Larry Bowa (SS), Steve Carlton (LHP), Del Ennis (OF), Dallas Green (MGR), Jim Konstanty (RHP), Garry Maddox (OF), Tug McGraw (LHP), Robin Roberts (RHP), Pete Rose (1B), Mike Schmidt (3B) and Manny Trillo (2B).

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