Local baseball legend Greg Maddux strikes out in real estate sale

Greg Maddux in his element.

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Former baseball star Greg Maddux was one of the best pitchers ever, thanks to his near-perfect control on the mound.

But in real estate, just like in baseball, you can’t win 'em all.

The Valley High School alum sold his 8,404-square-foot Spanish Trail mansion last month for almost $1.9 million, 20 percent below the $2.35 million he paid to buy it in 1996.

Maddux still owns at least three other homes in the valley, including a 9,482-square-foot Summerlin mansion that he bought for $3.53 million in 2011, according to Clark County property records. His other homes include a 2,531-square-foot house in Summerlin that cost $425,000 in 2010 and a 2,164-square-foot Spanish Trail townhouse that he bought for $367,500 in 2004.

Maddux, who could not be reached for comment, retired from baseball in 2008 after a 23-year career. He announced his exit from the sport at a press conference at the Bellagio. He becomes eligible for the National Baseball Hall of Fame next year and is widely considered a shoo-in.

While playing for the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves, Maddux won four consecutive Cy Young Awards from 1992 to 1995 as the National League’s top pitcher. He notched 355 career pitching victories, the eighth-best in Major League Baseball history, and won a record 18 Gold Gloves for his fielding prowess.

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