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Steve Carlton

Steven Norman Carlton (Lefty)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: December 22, 1944 in Miami, FL
High School: North HS (Miami, FL)
School: Miami-Dade College, North Campus (Miami, FL)
Signed
by the St. Louis Cardinals as an amateur free agent in 1963. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 12, 1965 (Age 20.111)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1966 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Phillies/Cardinals/Indians/Twins/WhiteSox/... 1965-1988
Agents: Dick Moss, previously: David Landfield, LaRue Harcourt [*]
Final Game: April 23, 1988 (Age 43.123)
Inducted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA as Player in 1994 (436/456 ballots).
   View Steve Carlton Page at the Baseball Hall of Fame (plaque, photos, videos).

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Standard Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1965 STL NL 20 P 15 2 0 25.0 7 1 6 0 1 1.000 2.52 0.47 .956 2.09 2.08 3 0 0% 36% 0
1966 STL NL 21 P 9 9 2 52.0 12 2 10 0 2 1.000 2.08 1.33 .947 1.96 1.96 0 1 100% 40% 3
1967 STL NL 22 P 30 28 11 193.0 40 8 30 2 3 .950 1.77 1.27 .960 2.00 2.00 11 4 27% 41% 1
1968 STL NL 23 P 34 33 10 232.0 46 4 39 3 1 .935 1.67 1.26 .958 2.01 2.02 9 7 44% 40% 6 AS
1969 STL NL 24 P 31 31 12 236.1 38 1 34 3 1 .921 1.33 1.13 .958 1.95 1.94 6 11 65% 40% 9 AS
1970 STL NL 25 P 34 33 13 253.2 48 6 38 4 1 .917 1.56 1.29 .951 1.85 1.84 13 9 41% 33% 7
1971 STL NL 26 P 37 36 18 273.1 51 11 40 0 3 1.000 1.68 1.38 .954 1.90 1.90 9 9 50% 35% 8 AS
1972 PHI NL 27 P 41 41 30 346.1 47 8 37 2 3 .957 1.17 1.10 .950 1.78 1.78 22 12 35% 37% 5 AS,CYA-1,MVP-5
1973 PHI NL 28 P 40 40 18 293.1 51 4 42 5 3 .902 1.41 1.15 .950 1.88 1.88 12 9 43% 36% 7
1974 PHI NL 29 P 39 39 17 291.0 52 6 42 4 1 .923 1.48 1.23 .944 1.88 1.88 22 12 35% 33% 5 AS
1975 PHI NL 30 P 37 37 14 255.1 43 10 32 1 4 .977 1.48 1.14 .946 1.86 1.86 12 9 43% 32% 4
1976 PHI NL 31 P 35 35 13 252.2 23 4 19 0 2 1.000 0.82 0.66 .950 1.88 1.87 28 7 20% 33% 2 CYA-4,MVP-15
1977 PHI NL 32 P 36 36 17 283.0 57 4 52 1 2 .982 1.78 1.56 .950 1.85 1.85 29 16 36% 35% 19 AS,CYA-1,MVP-5
1978 PHI NL 33 P 34 34 12 247.1 54 5 46 3 1 .944 1.86 1.50 .951 1.91 1.89 12 14 54% 32% 16
1979 PHI NL 34 P 35 35 13 251.0 40 3 32 5 0 .875 1.25 1.00 .951 1.80 1.80 8 17 68% 34% 9 AS
1980 PHI NL 35 P 38 38 13 304.0 44 2 42 0 1 1.000 1.30 1.16 .952 1.91 1.91 14 16 53% 31% 9 AS,CYA-1,MVP-5
1981 PHI NL 36 P 24 24 10 190.0 25 3 22 0 0 1.000 1.18 1.04 .959 1.97 1.98 6 9 60% 33% 5 AS,CYA-3,MVP-9,GG
1982 PHI NL 37 P 38 38 19 295.2 47 6 37 4 2 .915 1.31 1.13 .952 1.96 1.97 17 16 48% 32% 12 AS,CYA-1,MVP-9
1983 PHI NL 38 P 37 37 8 283.2 45 4 37 4 0 .911 1.30 1.11 .952 1.92 1.91 19 19 50% 33% 15
1984 PHI NL 39 P 33 33 1 229.0 29 7 22 0 0 1.000 1.14 0.88 .954 1.88 1.87 26 9 26% 31% 2
1985 PHI NL 40 P 16 16 0 92.0 21 3 18 0 1 1.000 2.05 1.31 .953 1.92 1.92 9 5 36% 30% 1
1986 TOT MLB 41 P 32 32 0 176.1 27 4 23 0 2 1.000 1.38 0.84 .956 1.90 1.90 15 10 40% 33% 0
1986 TOT NL 41 P 22 22 0 113.0 19 3 16 0 1 1.000 1.51 0.86 .955 1.94 1.94 10 7 41% 32% 0
1986 PHI NL 41 P 16 16 0 83.0 10 2 8 0 1 1.000 1.08 0.63 .955 1.94 1.94 7 4 36% 32% 0
1986 SFG NL 41 P 6 6 0 30.0 9 1 8 0 0 1.000 2.70 1.50 .956 1.95 1.93 3 3 50% 32% 0
1986 CHW AL 41 P 10 10 0 63.1 8 1 7 0 1 1.000 1.14 0.80 .958 1.83 1.81 5 3 38% 34% 0
1987 TOT AL 42 P 32 21 3 152.0 27 3 23 1 2 .963 1.54 0.81 .955 1.84 1.82 12 5 29% 31% 1
1987 CLE AL 42 P 23 14 3 109.0 18 2 15 1 1 .944 1.40 0.74 .955 1.84 1.82 9 2 18% 31% 0
1987 MIN AL 42 P 9 7 0 43.0 9 1 8 0 1 1.000 1.88 1.00 .956 1.84 1.82 3 3 50% 31% 1
1988 MIN AL 43 P 4 1 0 9.2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.93 0.25 .960 1.77 1.78 0 0 0
24 Seasons P 741 709 254 5217.2 875 109 724 42 36 .952 1.44 1.12 .952 1.89 1.90 314 226 42% 34% 146
24 Seasons TOT 741 709 254 5217.2 875 109 724 42 36 .952 1.44 1.12 .952 1.89 1.90 314 226 42% 34% 146
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
1965 STL NL 20 P
1966 STL NL 21 P
1967 STL NL 22 P
1968 STL NL 23 P
1969 STL NL 24 P
1970 STL NL 25 P
1971 STL NL 26 P
1972 PHI NL 27 P
1973 PHI NL 28 P
1974 PHI NL 29 P
1975 PHI NL 30 P
1976 PHI NL 31 P
1977 PHI NL 32 P
1978 PHI NL 33 P
1979 PHI NL 34 P
1980 PHI NL 35 P
1981 PHI NL 36 P
1982 PHI NL 37 P
1983 PHI NL 38 P
1984 PHI NL 39 P
1985 PHI NL 40 P
1986 PHI NL 41 P
1986 SFG NL 41 P
1986 CHW AL 41 P
1987 CLE AL 42 P
1987 MIN AL 42 P
1988 MIN AL 43 P
24 Seasons P
24 Seasons TOT
Lg Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
1965 STL NL 20 15 2 15 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1966 STL NL 21 9 9 9 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1967 STL NL 22 30 28 30 30 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1968 STL NL 23 35 33 35 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1969 STL NL 24 32 31 32 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
1970 STL NL 25 34 33 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1971 STL NL 26 37 36 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1972 PHI NL 27 41 41 41 41 41 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1973 PHI NL 28 40 40 40 40 40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1974 PHI NL 29 39 39 39 39 39 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1975 PHI NL 30 37 37 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1976 PHI NL 31 35 35 35 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1977 PHI NL 32 36 36 36 36 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1978 PHI NL 33 34 34 34 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1979 PHI NL 34 36 35 36 35 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1980 PHI NL 35 38 38 38 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1981 PHI NL 36 24 24 24 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1982 PHI NL 37 38 38 38 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1983 PHI NL 38 37 37 37 37 37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1984 PHI NL 39 34 33 34 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
1985 PHI NL 40 16 16 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 PHI NL 41 16 16 16 16 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 CHW AL 41 10 10 0 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1986 SFG NL 41 6 6 6 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 CLE AL 42 23 14 0 23 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1987 MIN AL 42 9 7 0 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1988 MIN AL 43 4 1 0 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Seasons 745 709 699 741 741 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Lg G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
1965 STL NL 20 104 80% 27% 7 100% 0 1 1 0 7 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 100%
1966 STL NL 21 223 84% 25% 7 100% 0 2 1 0 8 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0
1967 STL NL 22 802 74% 23% 33 88% 1 7 1 6 30 24 2 2 0 1 1 0 3 1 2 1 7 100%
1968 STL NL 23 954 80% 26% 38 84% 0 4 0 4 38 29 2 3 0 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 6 83%
1969 STL NL 24 968 72% 24% 29 86% 1 1 0 1 34 20 1 3 0 3 0 3 1 0 1 0 7 71%
1970 STL NL 25 1086 76% 25% 40 85% 1 6 1 2 41 26 2 4 0 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 9 78%
1971 STL NL 26 1171 79% 25% 36 89% 1 10 0 7 39 23 5 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 0 8 88%
1972 PHI NL 27 1351 74% 23% 36 92% 0 9 2 4 36 27 3 2 0 1 1 1 3 2 2 1 5 80%
1973 PHI NL 28 1261 76% 22% 39 95% 0 5 0 5 44 29 5 5 0 0 5 0 3 3 3 0 13 100%
1974 PHI NL 29 1226 73% 25% 41 88% 0 7 0 6 41 30 4 4 0 3 1 2 1 1 1 0 7 71%
1975 PHI NL 30 1063 75% 25% 38 79% 0 10 1 6 32 22 4 1 0 0 1 0 4 4 4 0 9 89%
1976 PHI NL 31 1031 78% 24% 19 84% 0 3 1 0 19 12 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 100%
1977 PHI NL 32 1135 80% 27% 32 100% 0 5 0 5 52 28 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 2 0 6 100%
1978 PHI NL 33 1006 82% 27% 38 89% 1 6 3 1 46 24 2 3 0 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 5 80%
1979 PHI NL 34 1029 75% 22% 34 71% 0 3 1 2 36 22 0 5 0 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 5 80%
1980 PHI NL 35 1228 73% 24% 34 94% 1 3 1 1 41 27 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 5 100%
1981 PHI NL 36 763 72% 25% 17 94% 0 3 0 3 23 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 100%
1982 PHI NL 37 1193 73% 22% 34 79% 2 7 1 5 38 20 1 5 0 4 1 3 2 1 2 0 3 100%
1983 PHI NL 38 1183 75% 23% 28 86% 1 4 1 2 39 22 0 4 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 12 75%
1984 PHI NL 39 964 80% 26% 19 100% 0 9 0 7 20 14 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
1985 PHI NL 40 401 80% 23% 16 100% 0 3 1 1 18 12 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 100%
1986 PHI NL 41 393 76% 30% 8 100% 0 2 1 0 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 1 100%
1986 CHW AL 41 259 79% 26% 5 100% 0 1 0 1 7 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 100%
1986 SFG NL 41 140 81% 24% 8 100% 0 1 1 0 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 100%
1987 CLE AL 42 493 76% 26% 17 82% 1 2 0 2 16 11 2 1 0 1 0 1 2 2 2 0 1 0%
1987 MIN AL 42 200 83% 28% 6 100% 0 1 0 1 9 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 100%
1988 MIN AL 43 54 87% 30% 1 100% 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 Seasons 21681 76% 24% 660 88% 10 115 18 72 729 464 50 43 0 23 20 21 37 27 32 5 129 88%
MLB Averages 81% 28% 91% 87%
Lg PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Hall of Fame
1994 BBWAA (95.6%)
Selected to HOF in 1994 by BBWAA

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1972 NL (5, 37%)
1976 NL (15, 5%)
1977 NL (5, 30%)
1980 NL (5, 40%)
1981 NL (9, 12%)
1982 NL (9, 12%)
1.36 Career Shares (173rd)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
1972 NL (1, 100%)
1976 NL (4, 9%)
1977 NL (1, 87%)
1980 NL (1, 98%)
1981 NL (3, 42%)
1982 NL (1, 93%)
4 Cy Youngs
4.29 Career Shares (4th)

Gold Gloves
1981 NL (P)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1980 May NL Pitcher of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
1977 Aug 7th NL Player of the Week
1979 Jul 8th NL Player of the Week
1980 Jun 22nd NL Player of the Week

Def. Games as P s c a p y
Career  741 (71st)

Assists as P s c a p y
1977 NL  52 (3rd)
Career  724 (81st)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1970 NL  4 (2nd)
1973 NL  5 (3rd)
1979 NL  5 (1st)
1982 NL  4 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
1971 NL  1.000 (1st)
1976 NL  1.000 (1st)
1980 NL  1.000 (1st)
1981 NL  1.000 (1st)
1984 NL  1.000 (1st)

Oldest s c a p y
1984 NL  born 1944-12-22 (8th)
1985 NL  born 1944-12-22 (7th)
1986 NL  born 1944-12-22 (4th)
1986 AL  born 1944-12-22 (5th)
1987 AL  born 1944-12-22 (4th)
1988 AL  born 1944-12-22 (3rd)

                                         

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