baseball *

February 25, 1972

Due to a salary impasse, the Cardinals trade 20-game winner Steve Carlton (20-9) to the last place Phillies for Rick Wise (17-14), who learns of the trade when Eddie Ferenz, the team’s traveling secretary, knocks on his condo door in Clearwater Beach early in the morning to inform the stunned pitcher of the spring training transaction. Csrlton will post a 27-10 record for Philadelphia and will win the National League Cy Young Award.