San Francisco Giants:One Hit Blunders (Part One)

By Gary Oversen
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Jul 26, 2015; Cooperstown, NY, USA; Hall of Famer

Steve Carlton

waves to the crowd after being introduced during the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies at Clark Sports Center. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

Steve Carlton

As was mentioned before, some of these players were at the end of their careers. And Steve Carlton was one of the best lefties that this game has seen.

But these and many other fan’s eyes could have done without the “shell-of-his-old-self” Carlton.

He was signed on the 4th of July in 1986 after his release from the Philadelphia Phillies. He was an icon there, and it had to have been a huge adjustment for him to come to San Francisco.

The future Hall of Famer spent just over a month with the Giants. He 1-3 in five starts with a 5.10 ERA. He would finish the season with the Chicago White Sox going 4-3 with a 3.69 ERA the rest of the way. He retired after pitching one more season, going 6-14 between Cleveland and Minnesota.

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