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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012.
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Phillies avoid arbitration with Hamels

Phillies avoid arbitration with Hamels

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Philadelphia pitcher Cole Hamels agreed to a one-year deal, allowing the Phillies to avoid arbitration, although he could become a free agent after the season.

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Test burns under way on oil slick

Test burns under way on oil slick

NEW ORLEANS, April 28 (UPI) -- Preparations were under way Wednesday to try to contain a massive oil slick in the Gulf by setting it afire, U.S. Coast Guard officials said.

MLB: Houston 2, Florida 1

MIAMI, May 9 (UPI) -- Roger Clemens pitched seven shutout innings and Orlando Palmeiro drove in both runs Monday as the Houston Astros had a 2-1 win over the Florida Marlins.

MLB: Chi. Cubs 3, Houston 2

HOUSTON, April 29 (UPI) -- A homer and two RBI by Jeromy Burnitz Friday night allowed Greg Maddux to walk away a winner as the Chicago Cubs downed Houston, 3-2.

300-game winners to square off in Houston

HOUSTON, April 28 (UPI) -- When Roger Clemens pitches against Greg Maddux in Houston Friday it will be the first matchup of 300-game winners in nearly 18 years.

MLB: Houston 3, Cincinnati 2

HOUSTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Roger Clemens reached a milestone Friday night and drove in the winning run on top of that to give Houston a 3-2 victory over Cincinnati.

Iraqi teens show more self-esteem in war

CINCINNATI, March 17 (UPI) -- A survey of 1,000 Iraqi teens indicates the more they felt their city was unsafe, the more frequently they reported strong self-esteem.

MLB: Arizona 3, Colorado 2

PHOENIX, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Randy Johnson became the all-time major league strikeout leader among left-handed pitchers Wednesday night in Arizona's 3-2 win over Colorado.

MLB: Philadelphia 3, Chicago Cubs 2

PHILADELPHIA, July 25 (UPI) -- Eric Milton came within three outs of his second career no-hitter Sunday to pitch the Philadelphia Phillies to a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Cubs.

MLB: San Diego 3, Arizona 2

PHOENIX, June 29 (UPI) -- Randy Johnson became the fastest pitcher to record 4,000 strikeouts Tuesday night, but the milestone came in Arizona's 3-2 loss to San Diego.

MLB: Cincinnati 4, Philadelphia 1

PHILADELPHIA, April 12 (UPI) -- Cincinnati beat Philadelphia 4-1 Monday in the first game at the Phillies new ballpark.

Clemens AL Player of the Week

NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) -- New York Yankees righthander Roger Clemens, who earned his 300th victory in his last start, Monday was named American League Player of the Week.
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Steve Carlton

Steven Norman Carlton (born December 22, 1944) is a former left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball, from 1965 to 1988. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994. He was affectionately known to Philadelphia fans as "Lefty". He played the most number of years for the Philadelphia Phillies, receiving his greatest acclaim as a professional and winning four Cy Young Awards. In addition, Carlton spent time with the St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago White Sox, San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins.

Carlton has the second-most lifetime strikeouts of any left-handed pitcher (4th overall), and the second-most lifetime wins of any left-handed pitcher (11th overall). He was the first pitcher to win four Cy Young Awards in a career. He held the lifetime strikeout record several times between 1982 and 1984, before his contemporary Nolan Ryan passed him. One of his most remarkable records was accounting for nearly half (46%) of his team's wins, when he won 27 games for the last-place (59-97) 1972 Phillies. He is still the last National League pitcher to win 25 or more games in one season, as well as the last pitcher from any team to throw more than 300 innings in a season. He also holds the record with the most career balks of any pitcher, with 90 (double the second on the all time list, Bob Welch).

Carlton was born and reared in Miami, Florida, where he played little league and American Legion baseball during his youth. He attended North Miami High School, and later Miami-Dade Community College. In 1963, while a student at Miami-Dade, he signed with the St. Louis Cardinals for a $5,000 bonus.

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