#58 – Steve Carlton: The First to FOUR CY Young Awards!

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#58 - Steve Carlton

Among lefty pitchers, Steve Carlton has the second-most lifetime strikeouts and the second-most lifetime wins (11th overall), but that’s not the end to some of this filthy stats!  Carlton was the first pitcher to win four Cy Young Awards in a career, held the lifetime strikeout record several times between 1982 and 1984 (Before Nolan Ryan passed him), he’s the last National League pitcher to win 25 or more games in a season, and the last pitcher from any team to throw more than 300 innings in a season. On the downside, he also holds the record with the most career balks of any pitcher, with 90 (double the second on the all-time list, Bob Welch). One of his most remarkable records was accounting for nearly half (46%) of his team’s wins, when he won 27 games for the last-place (59-97) 1972 Phillies.

For that amazing left arm, Steve Carlton lands at #58 on Dimino’s List!

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