Last night, Cubs manager Joe Maddon celebrated his 1,000th win as a professional manager when the Cubs defeated the Cincinnati Reds 9-5 at Wrigley Field. During his 14-year managerial career, Maddon has accumulated 27 wins with the Anaheim Angles, 754 with the Tampa Bay Rays, and 219 wins with the Chicago Cubs.
With last night’s win, Maddon became the eighth active manager to reach the 1,000 win plateau and just the fifth Cubs manager in the past 30 years to surpass the 200 win total with the team.
Maddon has rightfully built a reputation as being a “outside the box” thinker and I’d dare you to find another manager that would make some of the crazy decisions that we’ve seen throughout his career.
Maddon himself acknowledges that he’s a bit crazy.
— Sarah Maddon (@SarahMaddon) May 17, 2017
Honestly, I could care less about his wins in Anaheim and Tampa Bay because I’m a Cubs fan so I thought I’d look at some of Maddon’s crazier managerial decisions during his time with the Chicago Cubs.