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The best and worst of the '80s: Debating MLB's brightest stars, most terrible trades and more

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Anniversary of Gooden's retirement reminds Kurkjian of funny Clemens story (0:48)

Dwight Gooden retired on March 30, 2001, and that reminds Tim Kurkjian of a humorous story related to Gooden and Roger Clemens. (0:48)

Astroturf, speed on the bases and power at the plate, and epic pitching performances. The '80s seemed to have it all -- except a Yankees World Series title, of course. In reviewing the magic and mayhem on the field that typified baseball in the 1980s, we asked three of ESPN.com's resident baseball experts -- Bradford Doolittle, David Schoenfield and Sam Miller -- for their thoughts on who was cool, who was overrated and the baseball cards treasured from baseball's decade without a dynasty.