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Carlton, holds modern-day NL one-hitter record, elected to Hall 23 years ago today

Carlton jerseySteve Carlton, one of most proficient major league pitchers not to throw a no-hitter, was elected to the Hall of Fame 23 years ago today.

The 329-game winner never even reached the ninth inning with a no-hitter intact, but he holds the modern-day National League record for one-hitters with six.

On July 4, 1979, Carlton retired 19 New York Mets in a row at Veterans Stadium before Elliott Maddox killed his perfecto by driving a double to the left-center field gap. Carlton held on for the 1-0 complete-game one-hitter, having scored the game’s only run in the third. Carlton hit a one-out double, and Bake McBride followed with another.

Bob Feller and Nolan Ryan share the major league record with 12 one-hitters, but all of Feller’s one-ers were thrown for the AL’s Cleveland Indians, and only three of Ryan’s one-hitters (one for the Mets, two for the Astros) were thrown in the NL.

“Old Hoss” Radbourn threw seven NL one-hitters for the Providence Grays, Boston Beaneaters and the Cincinnati Reds back in the game’s early days.

No-no thrower Wise dealt for Carlton, 44 years ago today

Rick Wise
Rick Wise
The Philadelphia Phillies traded no-no pitcher Rick Wise to the St. Louis Cardinals for Steve Carlton, 44 years ago today.

The February 25, 1972, trade came in the offseason following Wise’s no-no. On Wednesday, June 23, 1971, at Riverfront Stadium, Wise no-hit the Cincinnati Reds for a 4-0 Phillies win.

Wise pitched 11 more years in the majors, posting a 113-105 record with the Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Cleveland Indians and San Diego Padres.

Carlton, who was elected to the Hall of Fame, posted a 241-161 record during 15 season with with the Phillies before finishing out his career with brief stints with the San Francisco Giants, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians and the Minnesota Twins.

But Carlton never threw a no-hitter, settling for the modern-day National League record for one-hitters with six.

Carlton, holds modern-day NL one-hitter record, elected to Hall 22 years ago today

Carlton jerseySteve Carlton, one of most proficient major league pitchers not to throw a no-hitter, was elected to the Hall of Fame 22 years ago today.

The 329-game winner never even reached the ninth inning with a no-hitter intact, but he holds the modern-day National League record for one-hitters with six.

On July 4, 1979, Carlton retired 19 New York Mets in a row at Veterans Stadium before Elliott Maddox killed his perfecto by driving a double to the left-center field gap. Carlton held on for the 1-0 complete-game one-hitter, having scored the game’s only run in the third. Carlton hit a one-out double, and Bake McBride followed with another.

Bob Feller and Nolan Ryan share the major league record with 12 one-hitters, but all of Feller’s one-ers were thrown for the AL’s Cleveland Indians, and only three of Ryan’s one-hitters (one for Mets, two for Astros) were thrown in the NL.

“Old Hoss” Radbourn threw seven NL one-hitters for the Providence Grays, Boston Beaneaters and the Cincinnati Reds back in the game’s early days.