BP Daily: When elite meets elite
In this weekend's interleague series, elite pitchers have an edge on top hitters
In the first inning of an Aug. 13, 2006 game between the Dodgers and the Giants, fans bore witness to a historic matchup -- Greg Maddux squared off against Barry Bonds. The two already had faced each other many times throughout their illustrious careers, with Bonds raking 34 hits in 120 at-bats against the four-time Cy Young Award winner, but this particular matchup marked the first time in the history of the sport that a 300-game winner would do battle with a member of the 700-home-run club. Even though both players were on the wrong side of 40 years old, the matchup warranted main-event status. Neither disappointed in that first plate appearance.
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