Phillies: Five Greatest Moments in Franchise History

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PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 01: Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher of Baseball Hall of Famer Steve Carlton greets Jamie Moyer #50 of the Phillies after Carlton threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game Four of the 2009 MLB World Series against the New York Yankees at Citizens Bank Park on November 1, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 01: Former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher of Baseball Hall of Famer Steve Carlton greets Jamie Moyer #50 of the Phillies after Carlton threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to Game Four of the 2009 MLB World Series against the New York Yankees at Citizens Bank Park on November 1, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images) /
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. . Steve Carlton sets all-time Win Record. 3. team. 6.

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.

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