On This Date 11/2/1972

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Steve Carlton of the Philadelphia Phillies is the unanimous winner of the Cy Young Award in the National League. Carlton, in his first season with the Phillies, won the pitching Triple Crown, leading the league with a 27-10 record, with a 1.97 ERA and 310 strikeouts. Making Steve Carlton’s starts more remarkable is the Phillies were the worst team in the National League with a record of 59-97. Carlton’s 45.8% of his team wins are the most in the modern era.