The right-hander won the National League Cy Young Award in 1996 and led the Atlanta Braves to numerous division titles while forming a fantastic pitching trio with Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine. Smoltz was one of the best starters in baseball when he was forced to undergo Tommy John surgery in 2000, but the procedure didn’t stop him from pitching—he ended up staying in baseball until 2009. The eight-time All-Star bounced from the bullpen to the starting rotation and back while pitching for the Braves, Boston Red Sox, and St. Louis Cardinals, finishing his career as the only pitcher in history to record 200 wins and 150 saves. Smoltz was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015 and was one of the best postseason pitchers ever, going 15–4 with a 2.67 earned run average (ERA) in 41 career playoff games.
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