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July 9, 1986
True, Steve Carlton is one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history, but he is only human. It is unfortunate that his career with the Phillies ended in the manner it did. But who is to blame? The tight-lipped ballplayer, or the manager who did not have enough courage to sit down with the player and firmly tell him that his current playing record did not warrant continuing him in a regular starting role, and that he would be used in spot starts and relief pitching? With his experience, Mr. Carlton could have been successful in these assignments.
NEWS
August 7, 1986 | From Inquirer Wire Services
One day after becoming only the second pitcher in baseball history to collect his 4,000th strikeout, former Phillies lefthander Steve Carlton decided yesterday to retire. The announcement was made by Al Rosen, president and general manager of the San Francisco Giants, after the Giants' 2-1 victory over Cincinnati. Carlton, 41, winner of a record four Cy Young Awards, spent the final month of his career with the Giants, going 1-3 with a 5.10 ERA. He signed with the Giants on July 4, nine days after being released by the Phillies.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 20, 1994 | By Jayson Stark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In October, you are not supposed to be starving for baseball. In October, you are supposed to have baseball jumping off the screen of your 98-inch projection set every night of the week. In October, you are supposed to be reveling in another year's supply of World Series chills and thrills. Oops. Not this October. Thanks to all those fine folks who brought you the baseball strike, the only way to see baseball on your TV screen this October is to pop a video into the old VCR and let 'er whirl.
SPORTS
April 28, 1988 | By Jayson Stark, Inquirer Staff Writer
He could have gone out like Julius Erving or Johnny Bench: One last standing ovation. One last wave goodbye. One last call to glory. But Steven Norman Carlton, the greatest lefthander of his generation, didn't want it that way. So when the end finally did come last night, it came with almost no fanfare, in a city that barely cared. The 43-year-old lefthander was released by the Minnesota Twins last night - to make room for a young righthander, Mark Portugal, who went 1-10 in triple A last year.
SPORTS
July 4, 1986 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
Suppose that Steve Carlton were to begin his post-Phillies baseball life on the same spot where his 14 1/2-year Phillies career ended with his June 21 release - on the mound at Veterans Stadium. How about if he began it in a Cincinnati Reds uniform? And how about on Sunday? Certainly, it seems farfetched. But wackier things have happened in baseball. And it is a thought that yesterday moved into the realm of possibility. A strong hint that the Reds might sign Carlton came out of the Cincinnati clubhouse yesterday.
NEWS
June 26, 1986 | By Peter Pascarelli, Inquirer Staff Writer
The 14 1/2-year Phillies career of Steve Carlton, a four-time Cy Young Award winner and certain Hall of Famer, ended yesterday. Club president Bill Giles announced that the 41-year-old lefthanded pitcher had been given his unconditional release, after Carlton rejected suggestions that he retire. Although his 318 career victories rank him ninth on baseball's all-time list, Carlton has pitched poorly this season, allowing 25 earned runs and 31 hits in his last five appearances, covering 21 1/3 innings.
NEWS
July 31, 1994 | By Jayson Stark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The awards, the accolades, the tributes have been raining down upon him all his life. And mostly, they have wound up merely ricocheting off Steve Carlton's impenetrable shell like line drives off an outfield wall. But today, it may be tough to recognize that Steve Carlton. Today, the best lefthanded pitcher of his generation will gratefully mount a podium in Cooperstown to accept an honor that dwarfs all the rest. Today, he walks with the legends. Today, he will be inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame.
SPORTS
January 9, 1994 | By Jayson Stark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He walked off the mound for the last time on April 23, 1988. Off in the distance, the Metrodome scoreboard read: Indians 9, Twins 0. And the great Steve Carlton had allowed all nine of those runs. He was 43 years old. He had a 16.76 ERA. And the hitters had finally delivered a message Steve Carlton never wanted to admit: It was over. He didn't go out in a final burst of glory. He went out amid a chorus of voices that complained he'd hung on way too long. But this week, it won't be the end of Carlton's brilliant career that people will be talking about.
NEWS
July 11, 1994 | By Galina Espinoza, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Genevieve Whitcraft was not even born when Steve Carlton led the Phillies to the World Series title in 1980, or even when the newly elected Hall of Famer won any of his four Cy Young Awards. In fact, she never saw him play. But that did not stop the 11-year-old from Collingswood from asking her grandmother to take her to the Cherry Hill Mall yesterday - so she could pay $20 to have "Lefty" autograph his picture. "He's lefthanded, and so am I," said Whitcraft, who plays third base for a softball team.
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SPORTS
March 6, 2016 | By Ed Rendell, For the Daily News
THE PHILLIES have commenced spring training in the Grapefruit League and baseball is back! The best thing about spring training is that it signifies that warm weather is only a few weeks away. It also means that the start of the 162-game regular season is only a month away. It is one of baseball's most enduring truths that when spring training starts, hope springs eternal and every team dreams of winning the World Series. I've always maintained that Philadelphia fans are great sports fans - especially those who support the Fightin Phils.
SPORTS
July 18, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
The fly ball left Joe Torre's bat and landed in Willie Montanez's glove in Busch Stadium's center field. By then, the astonishing had become routine. This was Aug. 5, 1972, and Montanez's catch completed a 5-0 victory for the Phillies, in a tidy 108 minutes, over the St. Louis Cardinals - Steve Carlton's 17th win that year, his sixth shutout, just another night of brilliance during one of the most brilliant seasons of starting pitching in Major League Baseball history. But there's an interesting footnote to that game that's revealed if you review its box score nearly 43 years later.
SPORTS
August 21, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins got the night off Monday in a 4-1 win over the Seattle Mariners, Carlos Ruiz took his place in the batting order and looked comfortable in the No. 2 hole. Ruiz went 0 for 2 but drew walks in his first three at-bats and scored the Phillies' first run. This season as the No. 2 hitter, Ruiz is batting .269 but has a .437 on-base percentage in 87 plate appearances. He has drawn 14 walks, scored 12 runs and has an .840 OPS. Ruiz is obviously comfortable batting high in the order.
SPORTS
July 18, 2014 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
CHARLIE MANUEL, one of two men to manage the Phillies to a World Series championship, will be inducted onto the team's Wall of Fame during Alumni Weekend. Manuel will be honored on Aug. 9, before the Phillies-Mets game. Manuel managed the Phillies from 2005 to '13. He won five NL East Division titles and led the 2008 Phillies to the World Series title, the team's first since 1980. Manuel and the Phillies returned to the World Series in 2009, when they lost to the Yankees. In 9 years as Philies manager, Manuel was 780-636, for a .551 percentage.
SPORTS
November 25, 2013 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Columnist
Like a Whac-A-Mole that emerges when and where we least expect, Donovan McNabb popped up in the headlines again last week after Shawn Andrews called him a bully. For some, this rebuke by a teammate fit neatly into their anti-McNabb narrative. For others, it seemed like piling on, unnecessary roughness against the legacy of the greatest Eagles quarterback. That argument won't get resolved. Philadelphians will never agree on McNabb because we'll never understand him. This city produces inscrutable superstars as regularly as corrupt politicians.
SPORTS
September 18, 2013
Cliff Lee became the fifth Phillies pitcher since 1984 with at least four RBIs in a game. The others: Robert Person, June 6, 2002, vs. Expos, 7 RBIs. Jeff Juden, Aug. 25, 1995, vs. Dodgers, 4 RBIs. Danny Jackson, June 18, 1994, vs. Expos, 5 RBIs. Steve Carlton, May 16, 1984, vs. Dodgers, 4 RBIs.
SPORTS
July 19, 2013 | BY JOHN MURROW, Daily News Staff Writer murrowj@phillynews.com
HOW WILL you remember Tim McCarver? For his 21 years spent on the baseball diamond or his 34 seasons calling games as a network baseball analyst? Whatever comes to mind when you think of McCarver, he always will be remembered for his talent behind the plate and a love for the game in the booth as well. For former Phillies pitcher Steve Carlton, McCarver always will be remembered as a close friend and his personal catcher during their time together. McCarver, 71, informed Fox before the 2013 season that he would not be returning for his 19th season as an analyst with the network.
SPORTS
June 26, 2013 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
A WET SPOT. That, Al Holland believes some 30 years later, is what stopped the 1983 Phillies short of reaching their ultimate destiny. Not a slew of aging stars with dwindling bats. Not the suddenly silent bat of their one bona fide slugger once the postseason began. And certainly not because of inexperienced call-ups wilting under pressure. A wet spot on the left side of the Veterans Stadium diamond, made perhaps by a leaky tarp that covered the field during rain the day before Game 3 of their World Series against Baltimore.
SPORTS
April 16, 2013 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIAMI - When Laynce Nix swung to secure the 200th victory of Roy Halladay's storied career, the pitcher did not immediately see it. Halladay delivered eight satisfying innings Sunday, and while there was temptation to stay in the dugout as his teammates batted, he stuck to the plan. Halladay retreated to a back room and started his arm exercises. The game is shown with a slight delay inside the visitors clubhouse at Marlins Park. Halladay heard yelling from another room. He caught a glimpse of a TV just in time for Nix's ninth-inning solo home run. Phillies 2, Marlins 1, and 200 for Halladay.
SPORTS
November 17, 2010 | by the Daily News
PHILLIES CY YOUNG WINNERS 2010: Roy Halladay: 21-10, 2.44 ERA 1987: Steve Bedrosian: 40 saves, 2.83 1983: John Denny: 19-6, 2.37 1982: Steve Carlton: 23-11, 3.10 1980: Steve Carlton: 24-9, 2.34 1977: Steve Carlton: 23-10, 2.64 1972: Steve Carlton: 27-10, 1.97 2010: Roy Halladay, Phillies: 21-10, 2.44 ERA 2009: Tim Lincecum, Giants: 15-7, 2.48 2008: Tim Lincecum, Giants: 18-5, 2.62 ...
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