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Tom Glavine

Tom Glavine

In 16 of 18 years, from 1990 to 2007, Glavine started at least 32 games, and the only two years he didn't were 1994-95 when the seasons were shortened by strikes. Speaking of strikes, Glavine throw them - he pitched to contact and he was never a big strikeout pitcher. His location was excellent and he also pitched well in the postseason, with a 3.30 ERA in a season's full of starts (35 and 218 innings). He might be the last 300-game winner we'll see in the big leagues for a long time, considering the 5-man rotation and the fewer innings (and decisions) starters are getting in the 21st century. "He's in the mold of John Tudor, except I think he throws harder than Tudor." --- manager Russ Nixon in 1989. Glavine was called "Gretzky" by his teammates early in his career because he had been drafted in the fouth round of the 1984 NHL Draft.