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Caller Of The Day: Greg Maddux Not a First-Ballot HOFer

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Greg Maddux winds back to pitch during a game in the 1988 season at Wrigley Field.  (Photo by: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images )

Greg Maddux winds back to pitch during a game in the 1988 season at Wrigley Field. (Photo by: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images )

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(WSCR) We’ll start by saying this: In 23 seasons, Greg Maddux garnered 355 wins, 3,371 strikeouts to 999 walks with a 3.16 ERA.

Maddux was voted to eight All Star games, he was a World Series champion, he won the Gold Glove award 18 times and was a four-time Cy Young Award winner.

That brings us to Steve in Algonquin who questioned whether or not Maddux was a first-ballot Hall of Famer. If Greg Maddux isn’t a first-ballot Hall of Famer, the Hall of Fame shouldn’t exist.

This statement prompted host Dan Bernstein to ask, on several occasions if Steve was out of his “damn-fool mind.”

Steve argues that Maddux’s numbers are inflated due to umpires calling a “huge strike zone in that era.”

Not to be out-done, however, later, the boys fielded a call from Bill in Milwaukee who said the Bulls shouldn’t try to trade for Dwight Howard after the team’s win over the Celtics last week.

Bernstein later asked that Bill never call into The Boers and Bernstein Show again.

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