Smoltz made his major league debut on July 23, 1988.
Smoltz wears the number 29 for the Atlanta Braves.
Smoltz is the first pitcher to win a Cy Young Award as a starting pitcher, and then later win the Rolaids Relief Man Award as a closer.
Smoltz has more post-season wins than any pitcher in the history of Major League Baseball.
His nickname by his teammates is Smoltzie.
He won the NL Cy Young Award in 1996.
He was traded in September 1987 from the Detroit Tigers to the Atlanta Braves for Doyle Alexander in one of the most famous trades of all time. Alexander went on to have one of the most impressive seasons ever after the trade deadline, but Smoltz has had a hall of fame potential career since.
Was drafted by the Detroit Tigers.
Recipient of Atlanta Braves' Roberto Clemente Award for Community service.
John was chosen by his peers as the MLBPA's Marvin Miller Man of the Year in both 2002 and 2003.
John hosts an annual golf tournament (The John Smoltz Celebrity Pro-Am) to benefit the Children's Healthcare hospitals in Atlanta.
One of Smoltz's hobbies is coaching basketball.
One of Smoltz's main hobbies is playing golf.
Smoltz played on three championship teams in amateur baseball.
Played on USA Junior Olympic team.
Was an All-State basketball player in Michigan in high school.
Was an All-State Baseball player in Michigan in high school.
John graduated from Waverly High School in Lansing, Michigan.
John Smoltz has four children: John Andrew, Jr., Rachel Elizabeth, Carly Maria and Kelly Christina.
John Smoltz wife's name is Dyan.
John Smoltz's weighs 220 pounds.
John Smoltz's height is 6'3".
Has over 150 wins and 150 saves, only 2nd player in ML history to do that.
Is a pitcher for the Atlanta Braves.
John Smoltz made the playoffs every year from 1991 until 2005 (excluding the strike shortened 1994 season), helping the Braves win 14 straight division championships.