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October 2, 2000

Team Of The Decade

The Rotation

by Dave Pease and Greg Spira

Just in time for this year's Internet Baseball Awards, we've stumbled upon the remaining data from the Team of the Decade voting.

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The rotation of the Decade is set.

Greg Maddux missed out on MVP of the Decade, but he did get the most votes for Pitcher of the Decade and will be the rotation's ace. Maddux was exceptionally durable and above average every year in the decade.

Roger Clemens came in second. Clemens' career doesn't dovetail as well with a decade competition like this one; he had some of his best years in the previous decade. Randy Johnson, Tom Glavine, and Pedro Martinez round out the staff.

Pitcher              P
Greg Maddux        755
Roger Clemens      681
Randy Johnson      554
Tom Glavine        467
Pedro Martinez     318
David Cone         255
Mike Mussina       241
John Smoltz        174
Kevin Brown        131
Kevin Appier       113
Curt Schilling      86
Orel Hershiser      18
David Wells         16
Chuck Finley        11
Jimmy Key            8
Jack McDowell        8
Dennis Martinez      8
Jose Rijo            7
Jack Morris          7
Dave Stewart         7
Bret Saberhagen      7
Jim Abbott           6
Charles Nagy         6
Ramon Martinez       5
Kenny Rogers         5
Frank Viola          5
Pat Hentgen          4
Kevin Tapani         4
Zane Smith           3
Tom Candiotti        3
Terry Mulholland     3
Steve Trachsel       3
Ron Darling          3
Pete Harnisch        3
Mike Hampton         3
Jamie Moyer          3
Dwight Gooden        3
Doug Drabek          3
Al Leiter            3
Shane Reynolds       2
Mike Morgan          2
Juan Guzman          2
John Smiley          2
Denny Neagle         2
Darryl Kile          2
Charlie Hough        2
Andy Ashby           2
Todd Stottlemyre     1
Tim Wakefield        1
Steve Avery          1
Scott Sanderson      1
Scott Erickson       1
Pete Schourek        1
Pedro Astacio        1
Mike Moore           1
Mark Portugal        1
Mark Langston        1
Kevin Gross          1
Dave Burba           1
Danny Darwin         1
Cal Eldred           1
Bobby Jones          1
Bob Tewksbury        1
Bill Swift           1
Ben McDonald         1
TOTAL             3974

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