I was at Atlanta Fulton County Stadium on August 22, 1987, when Tom Glavine notched his first Major League win, a 10-3 victory over the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates. Last night, Glavine won game #300, a 6-3 victory in Chicago against the Cubs. He’s only the 23rd pitcher in Major League history to achieve 300 win milestone. (He’s the 5th left-hander.) I’m not a fan of arbitrary numbers as a sign of greatness, but 300 wins is as close as possible. Cooperstown awaits.
In honor of his achievement, here’s the boxscore from his first win. (Originially printed in the August 23, 1987 edition of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.) Note the “one flaw” noted in Glavine’s performance in that game. That “flaw” would become a defining quality.