One New MLB The Show Legend For Each Team: National League East

Each team gets new legend flashback cards in MLB The Show, so let's look at one each team in the National League East.

World Series - Washington Nationals v Houston Astros - Game Six
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Philadelphia Phillies

Steve Carlton

Steve Carlton
Philadelphia Phillies v Pittsburgh Pirates / George Gojkovich/GettyImages

Steve Carlton is not just the best Philadelphia Phillies pitcher of all-time, but he’s one of the best left-handed pitchers to ever grace MLB. Carlton played in parts of 24 MLB seasons, 15 of which were spent as a Phillie. Carlton owns a career 3.22 ERA, 3.15 FIP, and 1.25 WHIP in 5217.2 innings. He led the league in strikeouts on five occasions, as well as FIP three times. He also went to ten All-Star games, two rings, four Cy Youngs, and is in the Hall of Fame.

There are a lot of years you could base a Carlton card on, but his 1972 Triple-Crown season would be the best. He led the league in wins (24), ERA (1.97), and strikeouts (310). He also had a sub-1.00 WHIP. His +12.1 bWAR is still the second highest single-season mark post-WWII. Of course, he won the Cy Young and even finished fifth in MVP voting. One could argue that Carlton was better than any of the four batters in front of him that season.