John Smoltz Speaker Profile
Legendary Pitcher for the Atlanta Braves
John Smoltz Biography
MLB legend, John Smoltz was born May 15, 1967 and is a former Major League Baseball pitcher and active sportscaster. He is best known for his prolific career of more than two decades with the Atlanta Braves, in which he garnered eight All-Star selections and received the Cy Young Award in 1996. Though predominantly known as a starting pitcher, Smoltz was converted to a reliever in 2001, following his recovery from Tommy John surgery, and spent four years as the team's closer before returning to a starting role. In 2002 he became only the second pitcher in history to have had both a 20-win season and a 50-save season (the other being Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley). He is the only pitcher in major league history to top both 200 wins and 150 saves. He became the 16th member of the 3,000 strikeout club on April 22, 2008 when he fanned Felipe Lopez of the Washington Nationals in the third inning in Atlanta.
Smoltz threw a four-seam fastball that was clocked as high as 98 miles per hour, a strong, effective slider, and an 88-91 mph split-finger fastball that he used as a strikeout pitch. He also mixed in a curveball and change-up on occasion, and in 1999, he began experimenting with both a knuckleball and a screwball, though he rarely used either in game situations.
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Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz To Be Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame
Posted on 24 July 2015 | 6:14 pm
This year’s Baseball Hall of Fame annual awards that are taking place on July 25 will have an extra special touch to it, as the late Curt Flood of the Cincinnati Redlegs, St. Louis Cardinals, and Washington Senators will be honored in the ceremony. The 70th anniversary of the end of WWII will also be recognized and those athletes who served during that time in the military will be...[Read More]
Posted on 24 March 2014 | 11:11 am
Many athletes retire and find themselves on some island that can hardly be pronounced and some find themselves reliving their legendary moments in front of large crowds for speaking engagements. That is exactly what Legendary Braves Pitcher John Smoltz has been up to since his retirement as he most recently delivered a heartfelt 30-minute address to the annual Greater Lansing Sports...[Read More]
Posted on 27 June 2013 | 5:50 pm
The Michigan State baseball program will honor its Alumnus of the Year when it hosts the eighth annual First Pitch Dinner on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013, at the Kellogg Center. The festivities would not be complete without an athlete appearance and an athlete speaking engagement from non-other than World Series champion and Lansing native John Smoltz An eight-time All-Star and 21-year Major...[Read More]
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