Steve Carlton passes Bob Gibson atop the NL's all-time strikeout list
Steve Carlton records 3,000th strikeout
Carlton became the first left-hander – and just the sixth pitcher overall – to record 3,000 strikeouts in a career.
Cardinals trade Steve Carlton to Phillies
When the Cardinals shipped Steve Carlton to the Phillies in exchange for Rick Wise, it began a record-setting run in Philadelphia for Carlton.
Nolan Ryan eclipses Walter Johnson’s strikeout record
Against the Montreal Expos, the 36-year-old Nolan Ryan – then in his 17th big league season – passed Walter Johnson on the all-time strikeout list.