Steve Carlton HOF 94 Inscribed Autographed Baseball w/ COA and Display
Steve Carlton HOF 94 Inscribed Autographed Baseball w/ COA and Display
Steve Carlton HOF 94 Inscribed Autographed Baseball w/ COA and Display

Steve Carlton HOF 94 Inscribed Autographed Baseball w/ COA and Display

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Signed baseball includes COA & UV Ball Holder

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Steven Norman Carlton (born December 22, 1944), nicknamed "Lefty", is a former Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher. He pitched from 1965 to 1988 for six different teams in his career, but it is his time with the Philadelphia Phillies where he received his greatest acclaim as a professional and won four Cy Young Awards. In Carlton's first season with Philadelphia, he led the league in wins (27), complete games (30), strikeouts (310), and ERA (1.97), despite playing for a team whose final record was 59–97. His 1972 performance earned him his first Cy Young Award and the Hickok Belt as the top professional athlete of the year. His winning percentage of 46% of his team's victories that season is a record in modern major league history. Carlton continued to enjoy many years of success with the Phillies, winning the Cy Young Award in 1977, 1980, and 1982, and pitching the Phillies to the best string of post-season appearances in club history. Carlton was the first pitcher to win four Cy Young Awards. In 1980, Carlton helped the Phillies win their first World Series; he won the series' final game. Carlton won a Gold Glove Award for his fielding in 1981. He helped the Phillies to another pennant in 1983, but they lost to the Baltimore Orioles in the World Series. On September 13, 1982, for the fourth time in his career, Carlton hit a home run and tossed a complete game shutout in the same game. He is the only pitcher to have done so in three different decades. On September 23, 1983, in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Carlton won the 300th game of his career, becoming the 16th pitcher to accomplish the feat. Carlton has the second-most lifetime strikeouts of any left-handed pitcher (4th overall), and the second-most lifetime wins of any left-handed pitcher (11th overall). He was the first pitcher to win four Cy Young Awards in a career. He held the lifetime strikeout record several times between 1982 and 1984, before his contemporary Nolan Ryan passed him. He is the last National League pitcher to win 25 or more games in one season as well as the last pitcher from any team to throw more than 300 innings in a season. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994.