Pitching in the big leagues is quite difficult for some pitchers. But not for Steve Carlton. Instead, he ended up being the all-time wins leader with 241 in a Phillies uniform.
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In his 15 seasons with Philadelphia, the now 73-year-old finished with a 241-161 record before joining the Minnesota Twins in his final season. Not only does he rank first in wins in the franchise, he currently is in the Top 15 in Wins in the MLB.
Per Baseball Reference, Carlton ranks eleventh in career wins in the entire league. He finished his career with 329 wins. Carlton also has the fourth-most strikeouts (4,136) and sixth-most starts (709).
The Phillies honored the legend with a statue adorning the outside of Citizens Bank Park.