Currently alive, at 71 years of age.
1944 – He was born on the 22nd of December in Miami, Florida.
1965-1967 – Carlton debuted with the St. Louis Cardinals as a 20-year-old and was a regular in the Cardinals rotation.
– Carlton enjoyed immediate success in St. Louis, posting winning records and reaching the World Series.
1969 – On the 15th of September, Carlton struck out 19 New York Mets, while losing to the Mets, 4-3, setting the all-time modern-day record at that time for strikeouts in a nine-inning game.
1972 – Carlton was traded to the Philadelphia Phillies before the season for pitcher Rick Wise.
1981-1983 – Carlton won a Gold Glove Award for his fielding, and helped the Phillies to another pennant.
1994 – Carlton was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in with 96% of the vote, one of the highest percentages ever.
1999 – He ranked number 30 on The Sporting News’ list of the 100 Greatest Baseball Players, and was a nominee for the Major League Baseball All-Century Team.