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Steve Carlton

Baseball Pitcher Steve Carlton

Profession: Baseball Pitcher

United States of America

Why Famous: First pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards.

Born: December 22, 1944
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, USA
Age: 76 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Monkey
Star Sign: Capricorn

Historical Events

  • 1969-09-15 Cards Steve Carlton sets record by striking out 19 NY Mets in a game
  • 1970-07-26 Cincinnati Reds Johnny Bench hits 3 consecutive HRs off Philadelphia Phillies Steve Carlton
  • 1972-02-25 Lopsided MLB trade - St. Louis Cardinals trade pitcher Steve Carlton to Philadelphia Phillies for pitcher Rick Wise
  • 1972-08-17 Phillies Steve Carlton wins his 15th straight game
  • 1972-10-03 Future Baseball Hall of Fame left-handed pitcher Steve Carlton wins 27th game as Philadelphia beats Cubs, 11-1 at Wrigley Field; almost half Phillies' 59 wins
  • 1972-11-02 Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton is unanimously selected National League Cy Young Award winner; wins 27 games for Phillies, who as a team win only 57 games
  • 1977-11-02 Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton wins his second Cy Young Award, outpointing Tommy John of the LA Dodgers; Carlton leads National League with 23 wins and posts 2.64 ERA
  • 1978-07-23 Phillies Steve Carlton becomes 78th pitcher to win 200
  • 1980-04-26 Phillies' Steve Carlton pitches his 6th 1-hitter (beats Cards)
  • 1980-05-26 Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st NLer to record 6, 1-hitters
  • 1980-07-06 Phillies starter Steve Carlton fans 7 Cardinals to reach 2,836 strikeouts, the most by a left-handed pitcher in MLB history
  • 1980-11-04 Steve Carlton wins 3rd NL Cy Young Awards
  • 1981-04-29 Phillie Steve Carlton is 1st lefty to strike out 3,000 batters
  • 1981-09-21 Steve Carlton strikes out NL record 3,118th (Andre Dawson)
  • 1982-10-26 Steve Carlton became 1st pitcher to win 4 Cy Young awards
  • 1983-05-20 Phillies Steve Carlton passes W Johnson with 2nd most strike outs
  • 1983-06-07 Steve Carlton temporarily passes Nolan Ryan with his 3,552 strike out
  • 1983-07-27 Gaylord Perry joins Nolan Ryan & Steve Carlton to reach 3,500 career strikeouts this season, he also wins his 1st game as a Royal
  • 1983-09-23 Phillies Steve Carlton is 16th to wins 300 game (beating Cards)
  • 1984-05-16 Phillie pitcher Steve Carlton hits a grand slam homer
  • 1986-06-25 Philadelphia Phillies give Steve Carlton, 41, his unconditional release
  • 1986-08-05 Giants left-handed pitcher Steve Carlton becomes 2nd to reach 4,000 strikeout milestone when he gets center-fielder Eric Davis in 11-5 loss v Reds
  • 1989-07-29 Phillies retire Steve Carlton's # 32
  • 1994-01-12 Steve Carlton (Phillies) elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1994-07-31 New York Yankees shortstop Phil Rizzuto and Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame

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