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Rawley was in his seventh Major League season when the Phillies acquired him from the Yankees in exchange for Marty Bystrom and Keith Hughes on June 30, 1984. He made an immediate impact, going 10-6 in 18 starts with an ERA of 3.81.
In 1985, Rawley was a top of the line starter, winning 13 against 8 losses with an ERA of 3.18. He completed six games in 36 starts, logging 198 2/3 innings. After a strong start in 1986, Rawley made his first and only All-Star team. He finished the season with a record of 11-7 with an ERA of 3.54 over 23 starts.
The following season, Rawley set a career-high in wins with 17, despite a mediocre ERA of 4.39. He also led the league in games started with 36 and threw 229 2/3 innings. A sharp decline in production saw Rawley win just 8 games while losing 16 in 1988, although still completed four games and threw nearly 200 innings.
Rawley’s time in Philadelphia was finished when he was traded on October 24, 1988, to the Minnesota Twins for Tom Herr, Eric Bullock and Tom Nieto.
In five seasons with the Phillies, Rawley went 59-48 with 24 complete games and an ERA of 3.88.