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PHILLIES RETIRED NUMBERS

"Lefty" Carlton
POSITION
LHP
BATS-THROWS
L-L
HEIGHT
6-5
WEIGHT
210
BORN
December 22, 1944
Miami, FL
CAREER
Pitched 15 years with the Phillies from 1972-86 . . . Broke in with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1965 . . . Also pitched for the San Francisco Giants (1986), Chicago White Sox (1986), Cleveland Indians (1987) and Minnesota Twins (1987-88) before retiring in May, 1988.

HOW OBTAINED
Acquired from St. Louis Cardinals for Rick Wise, February 25, 1972.

WINS
Only Warren Spahn (363) won more games among left-handers . . . Ranked ninth all-time in wins when he retired . . . Won 27 games (10 losses) in first Phillies season, the fifth pitcher ever to win 20 games for a last-place club . . . Set Phillies record with 15 consecutive wins and won the NL Triple Crown (wins, 1.97 ERA and a club-record 310 strikeouts that season) . . . 20-game winner, six times . . . At age 37, won 23 in 1982, most for any NL pitcher at that age . . . All-time leader in starts (709) for a left-hander.

MISC
Trails only Nolan Ryan (5,714) on all-time strikeout list . . . Took temporary all-time strikeout lead on June 7, 1983 . . . Led NL in wins, four times; complete games, three; innings pitched, five; strikeouts, five; ERA and shutouts, once . . . Phillies all-time leader in wins, games started and strikeouts; ranks second in games, shutouts and innings pitched . . . Held six major league pitching records, 12 National League records and 10 League Championship Series records when he retired . . . Holds ML record for consecutive starts, 544, without pitching in relief . . . Struck out 10 or more 82 times.

HONORS
Became first pitcher to win four Cy Young Awards (1972, '77, '80, '82) . . . Selected to 10 All-Star teams . . . Played in five LCS and two World Series with the Phillies (four World Series overall) . . . Winning pitcher in 1980 World Series-clinching game vs. Kansas City . . . Number retired July 29, 1989 . . . Elected to National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994, his first year of eligibility.


W-L ERA G GS CG SHO IP H BB SO
329-244 3.22 741 709 254 55 5217.1 4672 1833 4136
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