Hall of Famer Steve Carlton to speak at regional event in November


Baseball Hall of Famer Steve Carlton will be this year’s keynote speaker for the fourth annual Thanks for Giving Luncheon on Friday, Nov. 17, at Spooky Nook Sports in Manheim, Lancaster County.

The luncheon benefits the educational programs of The Janus School, which serves students in grades K-12 with learning disabilities.

Carlton was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1994. Using martial arts and weight lifting as central components of his conditioning program, Carlton was able to throw for 24 seasons. He sported a sweeping curveball, biting slider and powerful fastball that helped him achieve more than 4,000 strikeouts over the course of his career. Carlton was the first pitcher to win four Cy Young Awards. Carlton enjoyed his best years with the Philadelphia Phillies, including all four of his Cy Young seasons.

His career record was 329-244 with a 3.22 ERA.

Carlton was also known for his sometimes contentious relationship with the media. At one point, he went for years without talking to the media.

The Thanks for Giving Luncheon takes place every year on the Friday before Thanksgiving. WGAL’s Pat Principe will be the special guest host this year.

Steve Carlton

Registration and networking will take place from 11 a.m until noon, with lunch and a keynote address by Carlton beginning at noon. Tickets are $90 each and must be purchased in advance. Sponsorship packages, including access to a reception with Carlton are available.

For information, visit or contact Nicholas Chapman at (717) 653-0025, extension 105, or at