Phillies: Top ten starting and relief pitchers of the 1980’s
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4 – Steve Bedrosian (1986 – 1989)
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Bedrosian accomplished a feat not many pitchers have, leading the league in saves and winning the Cy Young award in the same season. He did that in 1987, saving 40 games with an ERA of 2.83. Bedrosian had 103 saves in a Phillies uniform with an ERA of 3.29. He went on to pitch for the Giants, Twins and Braves before retiring following the 1995 season.
3 – Tug McGraw (1975 – 1984)
Many remember McGraw striking out WIllie Wilson to end the 1980 World Series, although McGraw was excellent most seasons with the club.
He had a 1.46 ERA and 20 saves in 1980, allowing only 62 hits in 92 1/3 innings. McGraw also compiled a 2.66 ERA in 1981 and had a very good 2.84 ERA in 184 games from 1980 through 1984.