​To break a legendary Hall of Famer's milestone is impressive, but to break a record once held by the great Greg Maddux is on a level all its own.


This season, ​Atlanta Braves pitcher ​Julio Teheran officially opposing hitters to a mere .198 batting average, besting Maddux for the best opponent average in franchise history.

​​In 31 games played, Teheran has posted a 3.04 ERA, good for the third-best mark of his career. It should be noted that Teheran has given up a fair share of home runs and walks this season, but his pitching is one of the many reasons the Braves were able to win the NL East. Atlanta currently holds a record of 89-70 after going 72-90 last season.


Even though Teheran ended with merely a 9-9 record, Braves manager Brian Snitker let it be known that 9-9 in not at all indicative of how significantly he has helped his team.

Congrats to Julio Teheran. It's not every day that a Maddux mark falls.