Thursday, April 26, 2012

On this day... another one-hitter for Lefty

April 26th, 1980 at Veterans Stadium. Cardinals catcher Ted Simmons singles to left to lead off the second inning, but that was all Phils lefty ace Steve Carlton would allow. It was Lefty's his sixth career one-hitter, establishing a National League record.

Pinch hitter extraordinaire Del Unser delivers a 2 RBI triple and scores on a bad throw to break the 0-0 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Phils score 4 more runs in the eighth inning and cruise to a 7-0 win.

Carlton would go on to win the 1980 Cy Young award (his 3rd of 4 career Cy Young trophies) and lead the Phils to the World Series title. He would never throw a no-hitter in his extraordinary hall of fame career.


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