Tex Carleton

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James Otto Carleton

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Biographical Information[edit]

Pitcher Tex Carleton had a relatively brief but successful big league career, winning 100 games over 8 seasons.

Carleton began his pro career in 1925 and, while playing for the Rochester Red Wings in 1929, threw a no-hitter. After going 20-7 with a 1.89 ERA for the Houston Buffaloes in 1931, he reached the majors with the St. Louis Cardinals the next summer. He won 17 games for St. Louis in 1933 and appeared for the club in the 1934 World Series

Following the 1934 season, Carleton was traded to the Chicago Cubs. With the Cubs, he led the National League with 4 shutouts in 1936 and won 16 games in 1937. After spending 1939 in the minors, he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1940. In just his second start for Brooklyn, he threw a no-hitter against the Cincinnati Reds on April 30th. He went 6-6 in 34 games for the Dodgers that year, then was back in the minors with the Montreal Royals in 1941.

Notable Achievements[edit]

  • NL Shutouts Leader (1936)
  • 15 Wins Seasons: 3 (1933, 1934 & 1937)
  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 3 (1933, 1934 & 1937)
  • Won a World Series with the St. Louis Cardinals in 1934

Further Reading[edit]

  • Associated Press: "Tex Carleton Makes Comeback From Minors with No-Hit Game", The Eugene Register-Guard, May 1, 1940, p. 8. [1]
  • Associated Press: "Comeback Carleton", The Sarasota Herald-Tribune, May 29, 1940, p. 7. [2]
  • Havey Boyle: "The Carleton Deal", The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 4, 1940, p. 14. [3]
  • Whitney Martin: "Tex Carleton Bounces Back From Minors – May Be Brooklyn Regular", The St. Petersburg Times, April 5, 1940, p. 15. [4]
  • Gregory H. Wolf: "Tex Carleton", in Charles F. Faber, ed.: The 1934 St. Louis Cardinals: The World Champion Gas House Gang, SABR, Phoenix, AZ, 2014, pp. 51-56. ISBN 978-1-933599-731

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