Maddux Will Hang 'Em Up: 'I'm Getting Too Old'

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 5, 2008 6:48 PM CST
San Diego Padres pitcher Greg Maddux delivers during the first inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves Saturday, July 12, 2008, in San Diego.   (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
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(Newser) – Four-time Cy Young winner Greg Maddux confirmed today that his 355th win was his last, the Las Vegas Sun reports. “I’m 42, and I have two kids and a wife,” said the eight-time all-star, who finished his 23-year career with a stint on the Los Angeles Dodgers. "I’m getting too old, and my kids are getting too old. It’s a combination of those two.” He plans to retire publicly in Las Vegas on Monday.