Phillies lefty Steve Carlton gets set to pitch during a 1980 game against the Mets. Carlton won the Cy Young Award during the 1980 MLB season after rolling to a 24-9 record with a 2.34 ERA. He was equally impressive during the World Series, winning each of his two starts, including a seven-inning, four-hit performance during the series clinching Game 6. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)
SI VAULT: Carlton leads Phillies to NL East crown (10.3.83)

Phillies lefty Steve Carlton gets set to pitch during a 1980 game against the Mets. Carlton won the Cy Young Award during the 1980 MLB season after rolling to a 24-9 record with a 2.34 ERA. He was equally impressive during the World Series, winning each of his two starts, including a seven-inning, four-hit performance during the series clinching Game 6. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)

SI VAULT: Carlton leads Phillies to NL East crown (10.3.83)

Phillies pitcher Tug McGraw and third baseman Mike Schmidt celebrate after the final out of the 1980 World Series. Philadelphia defeated Kansas City in six games to capture the frachise’s first championship. This year’s Phillies squad is a long way from the World Series and according to SI’s Cliff Corcoran, the team should be sellers at the trade deadline. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)
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Phillies pitcher Tug McGraw and third baseman Mike Schmidt celebrate after the final out of the 1980 World Series. Philadelphia defeated Kansas City in six games to capture the frachise’s first championship. This year’s Phillies squad is a long way from the World Series and according to SI’s Cliff Corcoran, the team should be sellers at the trade deadline. (Walter Iooss Jr./SI)

GALLERY: Iconic Photos of the Philadelphia Phillies
CORCORAN: Philadelphia should trade assets and regroup
JAFFE: Who should buy, sell in the AL East | NL East

As Roy Halladay continues to struggle with his health, Philadelphia longs for the days of  Steve Carlton. The lefty pitched 15 seasons for the Phillies, winning 241 games, striking out 3,031 while winning four Cy Young Awards. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)  
GALLERY: Remembering the 1980 World SeriesCARROLL: Age may be cause of Holliday’s woesSI VAULT: Carlton leads Philly surge (10.3.83)

As Roy Halladay continues to struggle with his health, Philadelphia longs for the days of  Steve Carlton. The lefty pitched 15 seasons for the Phillies, winning 241 games, striking out 3,031 while winning four Cy Young Awards. (Heinz Kluetmeier/SI)  

GALLERYRemembering the 1980 World Series
CARROLL: Age may be cause of Holliday’s woes
SI VAULT: Carlton leads Philly surge (10.3.83)

Roy Halladay (left) and other members of the Phillies pitching staff line up for fielding drills during a spring training workout last spring. The NL East will be one of the most competitive divisions and SI’s Cliff Corcoran thinks all four teams will have one breakout player ready to take the next step to stardom. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
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Roy Halladay (left) and other members of the Phillies pitching staff line up for fielding drills during a spring training workout last spring. The NL East will be one of the most competitive divisions and SI’s Cliff Corcoran thinks all four teams will have one breakout player ready to take the next step to stardom. (Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

CORCORAN: Looking for 2012 breakout candidates? Look to the NL East
LEMIRE: Mets are hoping Jason Bay can rediscover his missing swing
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