1972 Game-Used Glove Worn by Steve Carlton 
Lot Number 291
 
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The most impressive individual single-season pitching performance was the 1972 season for Steve Carlton. The numbers are staggering; a 27-10 record, 1.97 ERA with 310 strikeouts in 346.3 innings, winning an astounding 45.76 percent of the Philadelphia Phillies games that year. The hapless Phillies won a mere 59 games against 97 losses with a pathetic offense. The best hitter, Greg Luzinski, could only manage a .281 average with 18 home runs, but Carlton maintained his excellence through it all and even slugged a long ball himself. Offered is a MacGregor model glove worn by the great hurler. The glove has Carlton's #32” written in black marker on the thumb portion alongside with ”27 Game Winner” written in blue marker. The glove shows remarkable game usage from his 41 starts that included 30 complete games and 8 shutouts. The glove comes with a letter from a previous auction house signed by Carlton himself attesting to the glove's authenticity. The letter states, ”This will certify that the glove ... was worn by me during the 1972 season in which I attained a 27 win season for the Phillies.” 
 
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