Steve Carlton

Written by: Robert Pettit

Fans were calling the late John Quinn a clown. For what he did, they wanted to run him out of town. He traded away right handed pitcher Rick Wise. Rick was considered the Phillies top prize. He led the team in wins during the season. His pitching a no-hitter was another reason. Quinn sent him to the Cardinals for Steve Carlton. Well, this was later called Philadelphia’s best trade. Phillies fans were so glad the trade was made. Four Cy Young Awards for Carlton came later. Among left handed pitchers, few were greater. With over three hundred wins, he made himself a name. Steve earned enshrinement into the Hall of Fame.