Southpaw Carlton Shipped to Phils

February 25, 1972

Philadelphia Phillies GET

Here's a trade at the time looked like a good deal for both teams. Each pitcher had pitched in 7 seasons with their respective teams. With the Cardinals, Carlton racked up 77 wins, while Wise had 75 wins. In June of 1971, Wise pitched a no hitter while smashing 2 home runs in a game against the Reds. However, a trade was consummated that sent him to the Phillies in a one for one swap for Steve Carlton. Carlton goes on to become the second winningest lefty in big league history.

Steve Carlton,  P
St. Louis Cardinals GET
Rick Wise, P


Career info AFTER the trade

Steve Carlton

20 more seasons - In 551 games, racks up 252 wins while losing 182 - Wins 4 Cy Young Awards - Pitches in 7 All Star games - Fans another 3,185 batters in 3,900 plus innings - Hall of Fame

Rick Wise

Serviceable pitcher wins 113 and loses 105 in 11 more seasons. Traded after 2 seasons from the Cardinals to the Red Sox. 1933 hits allowed in 1882 innings pitched. Makes 1 All Star team


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