What I like about this photo it just exudes POWER. Carlton just looks unhittable and the ball has not even let his hand. He is just bearing down on you ready to wail. And this may only be a pre game warm up toss.
The background seems to be a nice sunny day at Veterans Stadium. This is a nice well proportioned photo shot.
Back Facts: 262 wins 173 losses and 3.00 ERA 3148 strikeouts. (Carlton was at the top of his game and would have a few more decent years). He may not talk to writers, but there is no question he is a sure-shot first ballot Hall of Famer. Noted his 3000th strikeout 4/29/81 vs. Expos.