Archive for June, 2019

Steve Carlton vs. Mike Schmidt

June 26th, 2019 by Kyle Lutz | No Comments | Filed in Baseball, General, MLB, Phillies, Sports

Both are Hall-of-Famers, both are two of the best players in Phillies’ history and both had legendary careers, but who’s better? I feel Carlton is, for the record.

(Bill Ingraham/AP Photo)

The bias towards Schmidt in this town is interesting, especially since everybody hated him during his playing career. Now it’s the complete opposite, and not at a healthy medium either, like it probably should be. Sure, I love Schmidt myself for what he’s done for this organization, although I never got to see him play, unfortunately. And there’s no denying that he’s one of the best ever at the hot corner, if not the best; both offensively and defensively. Schmidt’s a likable guy as well, which makes it even easier to respect his playing-career accomplishments.

As for Carlton, he won 329 major-league games, 241 of them coming as a Phillie. He had a respectable winning percentage of 57.4, and struck out over 4,000 batters in 24 years in the majors. 15 out of his 24 major-league seasons were spent with Philadelphia, from 1972-86. Impressively, he won 20 or more games in his career six times, four of which culminated with a Cy-Young victory.

Carlton’s ranked 11th all-time in major-league victories, and second all-time among left handers (only Warren Spahn has more victories for a southpaw, with 363). Carlton became a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer in 1994, earning an impressive 95.6% of the vote. Schmidt was inducted a year later, earning a equally-impressive 96.5% of the vote, as a first-ballot Hall-of-Famer as well.

Individual accomplishments aside, back to the debate.

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TalkSportsPhilly Radio Interview with Ron MacCloskey

June 24th, 2019 by Leo | No Comments | Filed in General, Interviews, PhillyWood, TalkSportsPhilly, TSP Radio

In the latest edition of TalkSportsPhilly Radio, I got a chance to sit down and talk with Ron MacCloskey about Philadelphia Sports and Entertainment.  Ron is a Youtube personality and has a background in show business and made for an interesting interview. Below there is a radio player which you can listen to the show with or you can go to TalkSportsPhilly Radio on BlogTalkRadio.  TalkSportsPhilly is celebrating its 10th year in the Philly Sports and Entertainment world and looks forward to bringing more in the next ten years.  TSP has had many guests on over the years and even spawned another Radio Show, Philly Pressbox Radio, that has done well in the Philly Sports market and still going today.  Be sure to let TalkSportsPhilly know of any topics of interest you would like to hear and guests you would like to see on the show in the future.  TSP thanks everyone for their support over the years.

Here is the Big Bad Don video Ron made that is on Youtube:

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