300: Glavine Raps on Hall's Door

Mets hurler defeats Cubs, adds another feat to Cooperstown resume
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Aug 6, 2007 6:23 AM CDT
New York Mets starting pitcher Tom Glavine, right, hugs pitching coach Rick Peterson after the Mets beat the Chicago Cubs in a baseball game Sunday, Aug. 5, 2007, in Chicago. Glavine earned his 300th...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Tom Glavine finally nailed his 300th career win Sunday night, capping off a milestone-laden baseball weekend with a victory over the Cubs. Glavine allowed two runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings, and the Mets bullpen was able to hang on to the lead to hand their 41-year-old ace an 8-3 victory. "I think the feeling now is one of relief," he told reporters.

Glavine is only the 23rd pitcher in major league history to reach 300 wins and the first to accomplish the feat since ex-teammate Greg Maddux did it with the Cubs in 2004.  The lefty adds his membership in the exclusive 300 club to a laundry list of Hall of Fame prerequisites: He's a five-time 20 game winner, a World Series MVP, has 2 Cy Youngs and 10 All-Star spots.