On July 22, 1997 — Greg Maddux parcels out just 78 pitches as the Atlanta Braves defeat the Chicago Cubs, 4 – 1, in the opener of a doubleheader. It is the lowest pitch total for a 9-inning complete game since Bob Tewksbury threw 76 for the Cardinals against the Reds on August 29, 1990. Chicago takes the second game, 5 – 4.

 


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