With the news this week of Greg Maddux's retirement, SI.com recalls some of the biggest names who have already retired or plan to retire in 2008, beginning with perhaps the craftiest player to ever toe the rubber. Maddux won four Cy Young awards, was an eight-time All-Star and won at least 13 games in 20 straight seasons. He freed his cerebral self of the baseball duties when he retired at 42 with 355 career wins, eighth on the career wins list. He went 8-13 with a 4.22 ERA last season with the San Diego Padres and Los Angeles Dodgers.
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