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June 25, 1986 | Associated Press
Steve Carlton, the only four-time Cy Young Award winner as his league's best pitcher who was beset by an injury and control problem the last two seasons, has been released by the Philadelphia Phillies, the team announced today. Carlton, 41, gave up 25 earned runs and 37 hits through 20 innings in his last five starts, but nevertheless the decision to release him came as a surprise to baseball observers.
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July 23, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
If the Angels don't act soon Joe Blanton might end up Major League Baseball's first 20-game loser since 2003 - and the worst 20-game loser of all time. Blanton, whose record is 2-13, would bring ignominy to a fraternity that has actually received a bum rap through the years. It used to be you had to be pretty good, even great, to be allowed to lose 20 games. A pitcher they later named an award after, Cy Young, lost 20 games or more three times. Steve Carlton lost 20, and so did Mickey Lolich, Luis Tiant, Jerry Koosman, Randy Jones, Denny McLain, Mel Stottlemyre and some stiff named Walter Johnson.
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SPORTS
July 19, 1986
Usually I don't have enough time to read Scott Ostler's diatribes, but Monday I had already read about the 24th-place bowler at Tucson and I had some spare time in the bathroom. Mr. Ostler ripped into Steve Carlton with a viciousness and malice that I reserve for the Ayatollah, Jerry Falwell and Stallone's acting ability. What has Steve Carlton done to deserve all this abuse? Was it his four Cy Young Awards? The 10 All-Star games? The 318 career victories? It wasn't even his 3,982 career strikeouts (a total which, if Mrs. Ostler had let little Scottie play baseball, would have been doubled)
SPORTS
April 14, 1994 | STEVE ZIPAY, NEWSDAY
Former Philadelphia Phillie pitcher Steve Carlton on Wednesday angrily denied that he made anti-Semitic remarks and racial accusations attributed to him in a magazine article, and the American Jewish Congress backed off from its call to have him barred from the Hall of Fame. "The article has almost no truth in it. I reject it completely," Carlton said in a statement released by his business manager, Mike Sheehan.
SPORTS
July 30, 1989 | Associated Press
Steve Carlton was honored Saturday night by the Philadelphia Phillies, who retired his number. Carlton, the greatest left-handed pitcher in the team's history, stood at home plate before the Phillies' game with the Pittsburgh Pirates and watched as his No. 32 was unveiled on the right-field wall. Also on hand were Robin Roberts and Richie Ashburn. Roberts' No. 36 and Ashburn's No. 1 hang on the left-field wall.
SPORTS
August 11, 1986
Steve Carlton, the four-time Cy Young Award winner who announced his retirement last week, is expected to sign with the Chicago White Sox Tuesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported today. The Inquirer, citing unidentified sources close to Carlton and the team, said the White Sox will schedule a news conference Tuesday to announce that they will be the third club to employ the left-hander in the space of six weeks.
SPORTS
April 28, 1988 | Associated Press
Steve Carlton, one of the best left-handers in baseball history and who was the winningest active pitcher in the major leagues, was released Wednesday by the Minnesota Twins. Carlton, 43, the only pitcher in baseball history to win four Cy Young awards, was 0-1 this year. He has a career record of 329-244. In 9 innings this season, he allowed 20 hits, 18 earned runs and five homers. His earned-run average was 16.76.
SPORTS
July 4, 1986 | Associated Press
Four-time National League Cy Young Award winner Steve Carlton has agreed to terms with the San Francisco Giants for the remainder of the 1986 season, team President Al Rosen said Thursday night. Carlton, released June 26 by the Philadelphia Phillies, will pitch Sunday for the Giants against the St. Louis Cardinals. Carlton, 41, was 4-8 in 16 starts for the Phillies this season with a 6.18 earned-run average and 62 strikeouts.
SPORTS
July 23, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
If the Angels don't act soon Joe Blanton might end up Major League Baseball's first 20-game loser since 2003 - and the worst 20-game loser of all time. Blanton, whose record is 2-13, would bring ignominy to a fraternity that has actually received a bum rap through the years. It used to be you had to be pretty good, even great, to be allowed to lose 20 games. A pitcher they later named an award after, Cy Young, lost 20 games or more three times. Steve Carlton lost 20, and so did Mickey Lolich, Luis Tiant, Jerry Koosman, Randy Jones, Denny McLain, Mel Stottlemyre and some stiff named Walter Johnson.
SPORTS
January 30, 1988
The Minnesota Twins agreed to contract terms with veteran left-handed pitcher Steve Carlton, 43, who had become a free agent at the end of the 1987 season.
SPORTS
January 13, 1994 | ROSS NEWHAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Steve Carlton, the only pitcher to win four Cy Young awards, was overwhelmingly elected to the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility while Don Sutton, the former Dodger and Angel pitcher who also won more than 300 games and was eligible for the first time, missed by a wide margin. In results announced Wednesday, Carlton became the 25th player elected on his first try. Carlton received 436 of 455 votes by members of the Baseball Writers Assn. of America for 95.
SPORTS
September 1, 1989 | Larry Stewart
It's kind of sad that Steve Carlton chose not to talk to reporters during most of his playing career. Silent Steve, when he wants to talk, does it pretty well. And Carlton has decided to talk, at least a little. When Berl Rotfeld, executive producer of the long-running "Greatest Sports Legends" series, called Carlton's agent a few months ago to see if the big left-hander would be a guest on the show, he was somewhat surprised when the agent called back and said that Carlton would do it.
SPORTS
July 30, 1989
Now that he's retired, Steve Carlton is talking to the press again, and he has some interesting things to say. For one thing, he thinks baseball is too antiseptic. "If I were a general manager," he told USA Today, "I'd assemble a club like the old Oakland Raiders. They exemplified what it takes to get the job done in the fashion I like to see it done--total dedication, not afraid to get dirty, whatever it takes to get the job done. "It's a foxhole mentality. Who do you want to die with.
SPORTS
July 30, 1989 | Associated Press
Steve Carlton was honored Saturday night by the Philadelphia Phillies, who retired his number. Carlton, the greatest left-handed pitcher in the team's history, stood at home plate before the Phillies' game with the Pittsburgh Pirates and watched as his No. 32 was unveiled on the right-field wall. Also on hand were Robin Roberts and Richie Ashburn. Roberts' No. 36 and Ashburn's No. 1 hang on the left-field wall.
SPORTS
April 19, 1989 | From Associated Press
Steve Carlton, a four-time Cy Young Award winner who is second on baseball's all-time strikeout list, today announced he is finished as a player after repeated comeback attempts. The 44-year-old left-hander, who was released a year ago by Minnesota after allowing 18 earned runs in 10 innings, had surgery for removal of eight chips from his left shoulder last September. "My arm hasn't rehabilitated the way I had hoped," Carlton said in a statement issued by the Philadelphia Phillies, with whom he recorded 241 of his 329 career wins.
SPORTS
April 28, 1988 | Associated Press
Steve Carlton, one of the best left-handers in baseball history and who was the winningest active pitcher in the major leagues, was released Wednesday by the Minnesota Twins. Carlton, 43, the only pitcher in baseball history to win four Cy Young awards, was 0-1 this year. He has a career record of 329-244. In 9 innings this season, he allowed 20 hits, 18 earned runs and five homers. His earned-run average was 16.76.
SPORTS
July 12, 1986
For the past eight years, Steve Carlton has bit the hand that feeds, refusing to grant interviews or speak to sports writers. Now 41, and clearly a washed up hanger-on, he has decided he could use some sympathy and publicity. So, he calls a press conference to tell the fans he can still pitch. Like we care. The incredible thing is the media turns out in droves and makes a big deal out of this event. If you guys were smart, you would not have shown up for the press conference, and then maybe the next Steve Carlton or John Tudor would have to think twice about acting like a spoiled child for the majority of his career.
SPORTS
January 30, 1988
The Minnesota Twins agreed to contract terms with veteran left-handed pitcher Steve Carlton, 43, who had become a free agent at the end of the 1987 season.
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