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BALLPARK FIGURES

Aug. 18, 1986
Aug. 18, 1986

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BALLPARK FIGURES

Steve Carlton retired at 41 last week -- for good, he said,
although there were indications he might change his mind and sign
with the White Sox. He had an un-Leftylike record of 5-11 and a 5.89
ERA. But those numbers are hardly surprising. Most previous retired
300-game winners haven't fared too well in their farewell seasons:
AGE W-L ERA
Cy Young, 1911 44 7-9 3.78
Walter Johnson, 1927 40 5-6 5.10
C. Mathewson, 1916 36 4-4 3.01
G.C. Alexander, 1930 43 0-3 9.14
Warren Spahn, 1965 44 7-16 4.01
Pud Galvin, 1892 36 10-13 2.92
Kid Nichols, 1906 36 0-1 9.82
Tim Keefe, 1893 36 10-7 4.40
Eddie Plank, 1917 42 5-6 1.79
John Clarkson, 1894 33 8-9 4.42
Gaylord Perry, 1983 45 7-14 4.64
Mickey Welch, 1892 32 0-0 14.40
Hoss Radbourn, 1891 36 12-12 4.25
Lefty Grove, 1941 41 7-7 4.37
Early Wynn, 1963 43 1-2 2.28

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