John Smoltz is probably the most beloved pitcher in Atlanta history.
Consider this, from 2001-08 (injured in 2000), Smoltz started 110 games and finished 204 games.
During that time, he was 55-34 with a 3.04 ERA, 913 strikeouts and had 154 saves in 980.2 innings pitched. He also had a 1.127 ERA.
Furthermore, Smoltz is the only pitcher in baseball history to have 200 wins and 150 saves in his career.
Mighty good in anybody’s book. Not bad for a kid who was the 574th selection of the 1985 draft.