Mets' Tom Glavine Part of a Dying Breed: 300-Game Winners

Tom Glavine was well on his way to Cooperstown before last night's victory over the Chicago Cubs gave him 300 wins.

One reason he was able to reach the milestone is he's never been on the disabled list in a career than began in 1987.

He's doesn't rely on an overpowering fastball to dominate hitters and doesn't tax his arm. Instead, he's brushing the outside corner, mixing pitches and speeds.

He fields his position and he can swing the bat as he showed last night. During the Mets' 8-3 win he had an RBI single, a sacrifice, a bouncer to move a runner up and a walk.

The game has evolved since Glavine broke in with the Atlanta Braves two decades ago. Five-man rotations are commonplace, reducing the number of starts. Bullpen specialists are everywhere.

So it's just possible Glavine could be the 23rd and final member of the 300-win club.


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