2 – John Denny (1982 – 1985)
Denny’s best season was in 1983 when he won the Cy Young award, logging 242 2/3 innings with a record of 19-6. A workhorse on the mound, Denny also accumulated 230 2/3 innings in 1985. He won 48 games over four seasons with the Phillies with an ERA of 3.20.
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1 – Steve Carlton (1972 – 1986)
Carlton won his third Cy Young Award in 1980, winning 24 games. He notched his fourth in 1982 when he won 23. Carlton was an All-Star from 1980 through 1982. Carlton also lead the league in innings pitched and strikeouts in 1980, 1982 and 1983. His 19 complete games and six shutouts were also tops in the NL in 1982. Age and injuries too their toll on Carlton, finishing a combined 5-16 in 1985 and 1986.
However, the greatest Phillies pitcher of all time is also tops on this list for the 1980’s.