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John Smoltz Net Worth:John Andrew Smoltz (born May 15, 1967), nicknamed "Smoltzie" and "Marmaduke," is an American 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.
|Birth date:||May 15, 1967|
|Birth place:||Warren, Michigan, United States|
|Education:||Waverly Senior High School|
|Spouse:||Kathryn Darden (m. 2009), Dyan Struble (m. 1990–2007)|
|Children:||Kelly Christina Smoltz, Rachel Elizabeth Smoltz, Carly Maria Smoltz, John Andrew Smoltz Jr.|
|Parents:||Mary Smoltz, John Adam Smoltz|
|Siblings:||Bernadette Smoltz, Michael Smoltz|
|Awards:||National League Cy Young Award, Lou Gehrig Memorial Award|
|TV shows:||Fox Major League Baseball, Major League Baseball on TBS|