Phillies: Top ten starting and relief pitchers of the 1980’s

PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 25: Steve Carlton throws out the first pitch before the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Tampa Bay Rays during game three of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 25, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - OCTOBER 25: Steve Carlton throws out the first pitch before the Philadelphia Phillies take on the Tampa Bay Rays during game three of the 2008 MLB World Series on October 25, 2008 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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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.

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