Originally written on 60ft6in  |  Last updated 5/23/12
In the 1980s, there were some legendary pitching performances. The decade introduced us to “The Doctor” Dwight Gooden, and “The Rocket” Roger Clemens. Mike Scott dominated with his splitter and Steve Carlton called it a career. The Factor12 Rating is able to quantify each successful season or failure. Where does your favorite pitcher rate against the competition? There were 4040 pitching seasons in the 1980’s. Of these occurrences, only TWICE did a pitcher record a F12 Rating over 33.000. RANK YEAR PITCHERS AGE IP F12 1 1985 Dwight Gooden 20 276.67 33.252 2 1986 Mike Scott 31 275.33 33.112 3 1988 Roger Clemens 25 264.00 32.223 4 1984 Dwight Gooden 19 218.00 31.814 5 1980 Steve Carlton* 35 304.00 31.804 6 1989 Bret Saberhagen 25 262.33 31.484 7 1985 John Tudor* 31 275.00 31.144 8 1982 Steve Carlton* 37 295.67 31.013 9 1989 Nolan Ryan 42 239.33 30.954 10 1982 Mario Soto 25 257....
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