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Ben and Sam catch up with the latest action developments in each of the just-completed or still-in-progress playoff series, then discuss Darren O'Day in greater depth.

Episode 61: "Division Series Round-Up/Giving Darren O'Day His Due"

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In which we make a factually incorrect statement about the extent of Justin Verlander's amateur career.
Best Starting pitchers of the 1980s...

Wins: Morris (162), Stieb (140), Welch (137), Fernandomania and Charlie Hough (128), Blyleven (123), Nolan Ryan (122), Clancy (119) and Viola (117).
Starts: Morris (332), Stieb (331), Clancy (317), Ryan (314), Bob Welch (311), Bob Knepper (306), Frank Tanana (304), Floyd Bannister (294), Doyle Alexander (289) and Blyleven (288)
Strikouts: Ryan (2167), Valenzuela (1644), MOrris (1629), Blyleven (1480), Welch (1457), Carlton (1453), Stieb(1380), Hough (1363), and Mario Soto (1360).
ERA (Min 1000 innings - it is a decade afterall): Gooden (2.64), Hershiser (2.69), Clemens (3.06), Righetti (3.08), John Tudor (3.13), Dave Dravecky (3.13), Nolan Ryan (3.14), Valenzuela (3.19), Welch (3.21), and Sid Fernandez (3.22).

So, looking at the numbers, you could make the case for Jack Morris, Nolan Ryan, Bob Welch and Fernando.