Tonight John Smoltz hit the landmark of 200 Major League career wins. In a shut out game at Turner Field in Atlanta, Smoltz threw seven perfect innings to take home his 200th win.
Had it not been for field rules I'm sure the first person to congratulate Smoltz would have been his old teammate Tom Glavine (pitching for the Mets tonight).
Smoltz is the 106th pitcher in the history of Major League Baseball to win 200 games. He joins his former teammates Glavine and Maddux on that list of pitchers. And it is certain tonight that John Smoltz' place is secure in the baseball hall of fame.
Welcome to Cooperstown, Mr. Smoltz. And that fine career of yours isn't even over yet. How about another hundred or so wins?