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After two tries, Tom Glavine is finally ranked with baseball’s immortals by winning his 300th career game. Glavine pitched six and one third innings, allowing only two runs in the Mets 8-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs. Glavine is the 23rd pitcher in the game’s history to win at least 300 games and the first lefty since Philadelphia Phillies great Steve Carlton on September 23, 1983.

Glavine is not the first member of the Mets to be a member of the 300 Club. He joins Hall of Famers Warren Spahn, Tom Seaver, and Nolan Ryan, who’ve won 300 games and played for the New York Mets (though Seaver was the only one who spent significant time as a member of the Mets). However, he is the only player to accomplish the feat in a Mets uniform.

While speaking to the press, Glavine remained quite humble, despite his extraordinary success (via the News):

“You try not to get too far ahead of yourself, regardless of what the score is, or what the situation is,” Glavine said. “I guess with two out and Billy on the mound, a four-run lead, at that time I felt pretty good about this thing finally being over. … For the most part the emotion I have is relief. I think at some point in time – I don’t know when – the historic side will sink in. Believe me I know the company I’m in. And I’m proud as can be to be a part of that company.”

His 300th win is the icing on the cake for this first ballot Hall of Famer. In his twenty-one year career, Glavine has won two Cy Young Awards, been named to the All-Star team ten times, and eclipsed the twenty-win plateau in a season five times. Glavine will go down in the history books as one of the greatest left handed pitchers to play this great game.

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