NEW YORK (WFAN) — Tom Glavine says being teammates with Greg Maddux and John Smoltz for a decade made him a better pitcher.
In an interview with WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Thursday, the Hall of Fame pitcher said the Braves’ three star pitchers fed off each other. in the 1990s and early 2000s.READ MORE: Funeral Held For Nurse Maria Ambrocio, Who Died After A Mugging In Times Square
“There’s no question that it made me better,” said Glavine, who was promoting his new book, “Inside Pitch: Playing and Broadcasting the Game I Love.” “Being around those guys, it makes you a better pitcher.”
Glavine said he, Maddux and Smoltz were very close and generally talked about baseball — including how to pitch certain batters — even while playing golf.
The former Met added that it’s becoming impossible to keep such a talented trio of pitchers together.
“Economically, I can’t imagine how a team would be able to keep three guys like that together for 10-plus years like we were able to do that during that point in time,” he said. “We know that we were extremely fortunate.”MORE NEWS: FDA, CDC May Approve COVID Vaccine Booster Shots For More Americans This Week
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