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Smoltz had shaky postseason numbers, avoiding a decision despite a 6.60 ERA.
But Smoltz and the Braves won the franchise's only World Series in Atlanta, thanks in great part to Maddux and Glavine, who had begun to overshadow Smoltz.
He won the NL Cy Young Award with 26 of the 28 first-place votes.
Smoltz's effectiveness in 1997 was only slightly less than his Cy Young season, but frugal run support limited him to a 15–12 record.
He also used 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. His winning ways continued into the 1991 National League Championship Series.
He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2015, his first year of eligibility.
John Smoltz was an All-State baseball and football player at Waverly High School in Lansing, Michigan before the Detroit Tigers selected him in the 22nd round of the 1985 amateur draft.
In 2002, he set the NL record with 55 saves, and became only the second pitcher in history (joining Dennis Eckersley) to record both a 20-win season and a 50-save season.
He is the only pitcher in major league history to record both 200 wins and 150 saves.