1986 Steve Carlton San Francisco Giants Signed Major League Baseball Player Contract

In 15 seasons with the Phillies, Carlton was 241–161 with a 3.09 ERA. He started 499 games with 185 complete games, 39 shutouts and 3,031 strikeouts against 1.252 walks in 3,697 innings. He was a seven–time All–Star with the Phillies and won the NL Cy Young Award four times: in 1972, 1977, 1980 and 1982. He would be release by the Phillies in 1986 and signed as a free agent with the San Francisco Giants.

Carlton pitched seven shutout innings in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, in which he also hit a 3–run homer, for his only win as a Giant. Overall, Carlton went 1–3 with a 5.10 ERA in six games for the Giants. He would also record his 4000th career strikeout in San Fran that year (striking out Eric Davis), becoming just the 2nd pitcher to reach the 4000 strikeout mark (the other being Nolan Ryan). Two days after the milestone, Carlton announced his retirement on August 7, 1986. "Upon reflection, I realized that I've reached a career milestone never before accomplished by a pitcher spending his entire career in one league," Carlton said in a statement. "I realize that the San Francisco Giants are committed to the younger players in their organization, specifically the talented young men on their pitching staff."

Carlton's retirement was brief; he had not submitted paperwork for the voluntary retired list nor did he submit a letter of retirement to the National League. Carlton subsequently signed with the Chicago White Sox for the remainder of the 1986 season on August 11, 1986. With the White Sox, Carlton went 4–3 with a 3.69 ERA.

Overall, Carlton's 1986 numbers (with three teams) were a 9–14 win-loss record, with a 5.10 ERA.

Offered is the original Six page folder over contract dated July 4, 1986 between Steve Carlton and the San Francisco Giants signed by Carton twice, three times by Ralph E. Nelson Jr. (assistant GM for the Giants), twice by National president Chub Feeney, and once by Bob Fishel for AL president – Bobby Brown.  Carlton would be traded to the White Sox in August of 1986.

To date, we’ve only seen one other Steve Carlton Major League player contract come up for public sale!

Note - we blocked his ss number on the scan for privacy reasons.

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Price: $3,500.00
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1986 Steve Carlton San Francisco Giants Signed Major League Baseball Player Contract