On May 20, 1983 — In a 5-0 loss to San Diego, Phillies southpaw Steve Carlton whiffs four batters to move past Walter Johnson into second place (3,511) on the career all-time strikeout list. ‘Lefty,’ ten K’s behind leader Nolan Ryan, will finish the season in front of the Astros’ right-hander as the all-time career leader with 3,709.

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