Steve Carlton’s baseball legacy goes in a few intriguing directions. Getty Images For starters, Lefty is widely regarded as one of the most dominant left-handed pitchers to play the game, winning four Cy Young awards and posting more than 300 wins and 4,000 strikeouts during his 24-year career, which ended in 1988 with the Minnesota Twins. Then, for a vast portion of his career, he also conducted possibly the most famous media boycott in Major League history. Carlton’s silent treatment to the press, which included his prime years in Philadelphia, started because of an on-going clash with local reporters and…

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Chris Stevens

Chris Stevens is a writer in Midland, Mich., who has covered the Class A Great Lakes Loons, a Dodgers farm club.

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