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Thank you for your support!       ALCL Chronology Index Age 30-34 Aggregate Chronology
         
          American League
             
Pct. of Closer Game Statistics Closer Inning Statistics   Win Shares
Year Rank WSQ Leader Tm Age WSQ Total RA GF W L Svs B Svs Sv% Innings Hits HR R ER BB SO SO/WH ERA   WS WS/G
1901 2 Bill Hoffer CLE 30 2.06 35.9%   6 6 0 1 3   19.33 22 0 15 10 7 4 .138 4.66   1.9 .317
1902         0.0%                    
1903 2 Al Orth WAS 30 2.56 18.5%   4 4 0 1 2   14.67 17 0 9 7 3 5 .250 4.29   2.4 .600
1904         0.0%                    
1905         0.0%                    
1906         0.0%                    
1907 3 Bill Dinneen STL 31 3.98 18.3%   15 14 0 1 7   45.67 41 0 18 11 11 14 .269 2.17   6.3 .420
1908 3 Rube Waddell STL 31 2.52 18.9%   7 6 1 1 3   17.33 14 0 6 4 5 14 .737 2.08   2.6 .371
1909 2 Jack Powell STL 34 2.40 34.5%   7 6 2 0 3   21.00 19 0 7 5 4 7 .304 2.14   2.6 .371
                                 
1910         0.0%                    
1911 1 Ed Walsh CHI 30 5.51 27.4%   19 19 7 5 4   51.33 46 1 17 13 10 36 .643 2.28   5.6 .295
1912 1 Ed Walsh CHI 31 11.06 27.3%   21 18 4 2 10   62.00 52 1 20 15 15 40 .597 2.18   9.7 .462
1913 9 Long Tom Hughes WAS 34 0.76 11.8%   23 18 2 3 7   48.33 48 2 30 22 23 22 .310 4.10   1.4 .061
1914 5 Eddie Cicotte CHI 30 4.63 15.4%   35 18 2 1 6   96.67 86 1 35 26 34 41 .342 2.42   8.4 .240
1915 10 Eddie Cicotte CHI 31 3.59 10.8%   22 14 0 2 6   55.33 53 1 25 19 16 28 .406 3.09   5.6 .255
1916 2 Eddie Cicotte CHI 32 7.34 16.3%   40 23 5 3 9   86.33 66 0 28 20 35 40 .396 2.08   10.3 .258
1917 4 Eddie Cicotte CHI 33 6.52 10.8%   24 15 6 2 7   61.33 46 0 17 14 17 24 .381 2.05   8.0 .333
1918 3 Walter Johnson WAS 30 5.06 10.2%   10 10 3 4 3   28.00 21 0 6 4 6 14 .519 1.29   4.2 .420
1919         0.0%                    
                                 
1920 7 Walter Johnson WAS 32 0.99 8.7%   6 6 1 2 3   22.00 25 2 20 11 5 6 .200 4.50   1.2 .200
1921 3 Jim Bagby CLE 31 8.67 41.8%   102 76 13 16 21   264.67 306 7 156 133 92 91 .229 4.52   20.4 .200
1922 1 Hooks Dauss DET 32 12.74 21.5%   34 30 10 2 11   91.33 84 0 31 25 22 38 .358 2.46   14.0 .412
1923 4 Urban Shocker STL 32 8.17 10.0%   31 25 3 3 14   57.00 72 2 32 28 17 17 .191 4.42   8.9 .287
1924 2 Dave Danforth STL 34 10.10 31.0%   111 66 21 9 29   243.33 271 6 132 111 112 80 .209 4.11   25.5 .230
1925 8 Stan Baumgartner PHI 30 4.52 8.0%   25 9 2 1 3   48.33 61 2 25 19 17 7 .090 3.54   4.8 .192
1926 1 Joe Pate PHI 34 13.95 21.7%   61 44 11 1 12   144.67 140 3 51 48 63 39 .192 2.99   18.5 .303
1927 1 Wilcy Moore NY 30 20.17 22.1%   51 42 15 5 17   153.00 117 3 45 37 49 72 .434 2.18   21.5 .422
1928 2 Eddie Rommell PHI 30 11.75 42.1%   59 39 14 5 9   175.00 167 8 68 60 53 52 .236 3.09   18.5 .314
1929 3 Eddie Rommell PHI 31 7.38 53.3%   124 85 21 13 34   240.67 254 14 123 98 90 85 .247 3.66   26.5 .214
                                 
1930 1 Lefty Grove PHI 30 13.87 34.3%   63 52 12 8 24   139.33 131 7 62 52 41 88 .512 3.36   17.2 .273
1931 1 Wilcy Moore BOS 34 18.85 37.4%   82 66 14 5 29   184.33 172 8 79 72 59 88 .381 3.52   27.5 .335
1932 1 Firpo Marberry WAS 33 11.73 36.6%   105 73 7 6 30   248.33 265 11 109 100 82 102 .294 3.62   30.4 .290
1933 2 Joe Heving CHI 32 16.36 19.3%   68 46 15 7 16   165.00 150 5 55 41 47 70 .355 2.24   23.5 .346
1934 8 Joe Heving CHI 33 - 18.0%   31 21 1 5 4   82.00 126 12 76 63 41 39 .234 6.91   - .000
1935 1 Lloyd Brown CLE 30 7.83 41.3%   74 49 11 9 9   160.00 171 4 70 60 76 65 .263 3.38   14.4 .195
1936 1 Pat Malone NY 33 13.52 51.0%   62 54 12 3 14   147.33 148 5 58 54 60 59 .284 3.30   17.2 .277
1937 1 Clint Brown CHI 33 16.88 49.6%   130 101 12 19 32   228.67 256 13 132 108 85 103 .302 4.25   21.2 .163
1938 3 Pete Appleton WAS 34 5.87 16.2%   33 23 3 4 5   93.67 99 8 60 48 33 42 .318 4.61   6.1 .185
1939 3 Fritz Ostermueller BOS 31 9.18 14.7%   52 43 6 7 23   96.67 83 2 47 41 38 50 .413 3.82   12.8 .246
                                 
1940 1 Johnny Murphy NY 31 9.51 41.7%   112 82 20 15 23   229.33 238 15 118 101 107 83 .241 3.96   19.8 .177
1941 1 Johnny Murphy NY 32 14.50 32.0%   67 55 14 5 26   145.00 119 5 48 42 71 61 .321 2.61   22.7 .339
1942 2 George Caster STL 34 8.84 50.4%   119 85 22 17 26   228.67 212 9 96 78 104 88 .278 3.07   23.0 .193
1943 1 Gordon Maltzberger CHI 30 15.40 62.9%   187 159 35 20 48   408.33 344 12 138 123 160 182 .361 2.71   47.6 .255
1944 2 Gordon Maltzberger CHI 31 14.15 26.5%   82 67 17 11 20   168.00 156 6 68 60 56 86 .406 3.21   18.2 .222
1945 5 Allie Reynolds CLE 30 2.00 25.3%   43 28 5 1 8   95.33 114 2 52 45 50 51 .311 4.25   4.6 .107
1946 3 Tom Ferrick CLE/STL 31 4.01 17.6%   33 22 4 0 6   48.00 47 3 20 16 7 20 .370 3.00   4.8 .145
Pct. of Closer Game Statistics Closer Inning Statistics   Win Shares
Year Rank WSQ Leader Tm Age WSQ Total RA GF W L Svs B Svs Sv% Innings Hits HR R ER BB SO SO/WH ERA   WS WS/G
1947 5 Tom Ferrick WAS 32 7.49 16.7%   64 46 2 11 14   123.67 118 5 50 45 45 45 .276 3.27   11.7 .183
1948 4 Russ Christopher CLE 30 7.03 37.7%   136 92 12 15 43   234.67 236 13 113 100 130 121 .331 3.84   20.7 .152
1949 1 Joe Page NY 31 19.74 67.9%   110 77 19 12 33   239.67 205 17 95 84 116 133 .414 3.15   27.0 .245
                                 
1950 5 Mickey Harris WAS 33 7.97 38.7%   90 76 8 16 28   153.33 159 18 90 83 77 74 .314 4.87   11.6 .129
1951 8 Joe Ostrowski NY 34 3.39 11.9%   31 18 4 4 5   69.33 75 3 34 28 15 24 .267 3.63   4.5 .145
1952 1 Harry Dorish CHI 30 13.27 64.6%   228 145 26 20 44   436.67 377 21 170 147 201 180 .311 3.03   40.0 .175
1953 3 Harry Dorish CHI 31 12.41 45.1%   197 133 28 14 39   382.33 359 21 173 152 159 153 .295 3.58   36.0 .183
1954 5 Hal Newhouser CLE 33 7.53 30.3%   107 62 13 8 23   188.67 155 17 73 69 64 96 .438 3.29   21.9 .205
1955 4 Tom Gorman KC 30 11.49 33.7%   184 105 23 17 37   346.33 317 25 131 115 120 147 .336 2.99   36.7 .201
1956 3 George Zuverink BAL 31 8.25 38.3%   105 66 8 12 25   185.33 196 15 98 89 71 97 .363 4.32   14.8 .141
1957 1 George Zuverink BAL 32 13.20 26.8%   91 58 11 10 16 12 .571   153.00 140 14 53 46 58 55 .278 2.71   15.4 .169
1958 5 Murray Wall BOS 31 9.02 38.3%   127 68 15 14 26 12 .684   236.33 227 21 105 90 81 133 .432 3.43   21.4 .169
1959 3 Ryne Duren NY 30 11.69 11.6%   41 29 3 6 14 7 .667   76.67 49 6 18 16 43 96 1.043 1.88   10.1 .246
                                 
1960 5 Johnny Klippstein CLE 32 8.63 41.1%   183 90 17 16 47 7 .870   273.33 203 26 119 105 144 192 .553 3.46   27.7 .151
1961 1 Luis Arroyo NY 34 28.78 26.2%   169 108 27 11 47 19 .712   266.00 201 17 87 73 104 158 .518 2.47   41.4 .245
1962 5 Marshall Bridges NY 31 9.56 26.2%   139 77 15 14 35 14 .714   193.33 149 11 86 76 115 158 .598 3.54   19.6 .141
1963 5 Dick Hall BAL 32 13.42 26.3%   193 133 18 20 55 15 .786   316.33 277 20 107 92 93 202 .546 2.62   38.6 .200
1964 5 Don McMahon CLE 34 13.55 18.6%   184 118 18 17 41 13 .759   255.00 214 16 100 83 119 189 .568 2.93   28.7 .156
1965 5 Ron Kline WAS 33 13.07 25.1%   252 182 25 25 78 19 .804   374.00 348 30 140 123 123 269 .571 2.96   42.3 .168
1966 4 Ron Kline WAS 34 13.48 24.3%   230 162 20 24 66 13 .835   349.00 310 36 148 128 113 251 .593 3.30   34.5 .150
1967 4 Moe Drabowsky BAL 31 14.87 18.8%   144 94 23 16 44 12 .786   260.67 194 19 71 61 82 223 .808 2.11   34.9 .242
1968 3 Lindy McDaniel NY 32 14.33 39.5%   313 188 30 21 65 18 .783   461.67 371 26 157 132 147 323 .624 2.57   50.8 .162
1969 2 Ron Perranoski MIN 33 23.69 33.6%   352 214 38 43 83 34 .709   565.00 463 54 218 188 228 381 .551 2.99   63.9 .181
                                 
1970 1 Lindy McDaniel NY 34 24.85 50.0%   569 353 56 39 168 41 .804   895.33 785 61 313 267 298 585 .540 2.68   113.3 .199
1971 12 Eddie Watt BAL 30 7.01 15.7%   173 91 20 12 25 20 .556   237.67 221 13 90 77 87 142 .461 2.92   23.0 .133
1972 5 Darold Knowles OAK 30 9.33 33.6%   323 205 22 24 66 20 .767   458.67 401 25 148 131 160 232 .414 2.57   41.4 .128
1973 1 John Hiller DET 30 43.65 28.2%   279 218 34 27 97 24 .802   462.33 382 35 156 135 158 294 .544 2.63   66.6 .239
1974 1 John Hiller DET 31 26.24 20.0%   151 106 24 24 31 20 .608   284.33 238 19 99 86 112 224 .640 2.72   34.5 .228
1975 2 John Hiller DET 32 14.80 22.8%   169 142 14 20 46 18 .719   300.00 281 17 107 95 123 232 .574 2.85   35.3 .209
1976 4 John Hiller DET 33 17.80 34.7%   372 233 40 38 76 41 .650   653.00 580 36 251 209 261 365 .434 2.88   64.6 .174
1977 2 Sparky Lyle NY 32 24.35 19.1%   219 135 30 22 45 28 .616   363.67 384 34 160 137 121 200 .396 3.39   36.0 .164
1978 5 Dave LaRoche CAL 30 15.87 26.3%   314 221 45 40 70 34 .673   556.00 493 45 230 206 211 287 .408 3.33   56.6 .204
1979 1 Jim Kern TEX 30 32.82 36.8%   442 309 62 51 109 47 .699   801.00 726 74 336 306 298 547 .534 3.44   87.4 .198
                                 
1980 7 Ed Farmer CHI 30 14.36 15.1%   183 140 24 18 61 17 .782   300.00 281 22 117 110 132 217 .525 3.30   36.1 .197
1981 1 Rollie Fingers MIL 34 23.61 23.5%   126 90 12 9 49 14 .778   189.67 156 12 63 55 79 153 .651 2.61   25.8 .205
1982 3 Dan Spillner CLE 30 24.72 22.5%   253 174 32 30 78 33 .703   432.67 376 23 154 135 142 330 .637 2.81   62.0 .245
1983 1 Dan Quisenberry KC 30 40.81 45.1%   532 404 69 50 163 61 .728   919.00 862 74 368 342 306 567 .485 3.35   109.1 .205
1984 1 Dan Quisenberry KC 31 32.32 25.6%   336 249 35 38 99 42 .702   513.67 495 50 222 198 181 320 .473 3.47   58.6 .174
1985 2 Dan Quisenberry KC 32 28.01 28.7%   380 317 45 45 132 43 .754   641.67 584 57 236 200 181 391 .511 2.81   92.8 .244
1986 6 Don Aase BAL 31 15.79 40.3%   684 521 55 60 208 65 .762   898.67 887 79 365 324 302 640 .538 3.24   111.6 .163
1987 1 Dennis Eckersley OAK 32 24.13 26.5%   366 271 37 34 103 41 .715   517.33 501 55 224 199 138 405 .634 3.46   64.2 .175
1988 1 Doug Jones CLE 31 24.16 40.6%   527 401 37 40 219 56 .796   701.33 612 51 256 225 220 588 .707 2.89   100.7 .191
1989 3 Doug Jones CLE 32 19.07 31.0%   509 422 40 36 212 50 .809   625.67 565 45 234 209 175 556 .751 3.01   91.6 .180
                                 
1990 3 Doug Jones CLE 33 18.06 25.7%   384 271 16 23 157 35 .818   446.67 390 43 171 158 153 345 .635 3.18   61.9 .161
Pct. of Closer Game Statistics Closer Inning Statistics   Win Shares
Year Rank WSQ Leader Tm Age WSQ Total RA GF W L Svs B Svs Sv% Innings Hits HR R ER BB SO SO/WH ERA   WS WS/G
1991 6 Steve Farr NY 34 14.55 17.0%   209 148 11 21 70 19 .787   248.66 249 25 110 105 90 189 .558 3.80   29.3 .140
1992 2 Jeff Montgomery KC 30 19.35 20.5%   305 272 12 23 168 30 .848   348.67 291 26 120 101 111 273 .679 2.61   58.7 .192
1993 1 Jeff Montgomery KC 31 31.50 21.8%   282 251 18 18 154 24 .865   312.67 255 21 103 91 100 276 .777 2.62   63.9 .227
1994 7 Jeff Montgomery KC 32 8.24 23.3%   158 137 5 16 75 22 .773   164.67 191 22 96 81 58 151 .606 4.43   19.7 .125
1995 2 Norm Charlton SEA 32 20.47 39.8%   357 299 12 23 182 41 .816   397.67 356 37 145 130 144 359 .718 2.94   68.8 .193
1996 1 Roberto Hernandez CHI 31 20.33 67.9%   620 508 35 53 294 66 .817   658.33 594 57 287 265 293 635 .716 3.62   106.3 .171
1997 2 John Wetteland TEX 30 19.47 43.0%   619 409 33 42 206 49 .808   670.00 624 51 288 255 299 565 .612 3.43   92.2 .149
1998 1 Tom Gordon BOS 30 20.45 42.7%   506 385 23 24 218 37 .855   535.00 440 44 221 211 190 476 .756 3.55   86.0 .170
1999 5 Roberto Hernandez TB 34 15.06 45.1%   597 492 27 47 273 52 .840   632.67 629 84 317 296 284 559 .612 4.21   82.0 .137
                                 
2000 2 Mariano Rivera NY 30 20.50 54.5%   787 500 64 59 254 86 .747   845.00 785 104 399 358 351 719 .633 3.81   115.8 .147
2001 1 Mariano Rivera NY 31 24.62 37.0%   471 325 31 22 197 35 .849   488.00 420 47 193 173 135 466 .840 3.19   82.6 .175
2002 2 Eddie Guardado MIN 31 15.11 47.8%   574 390 31 37 240 47 .836   613.33 545 56 250 218 200 511 .686 3.20   92.4 .161
2003 1 Keith Foulke OAK 30 30.69 25.1%   317 269 19 17 173 20 .896   345.00 263 32 92 85 85 291 .836 2.22   75.2 .237
2004 2 Keith Foulke BOS 31 23.25 32.8%   468 375 30 36 203 44 .822   505.33 433 65 215 203 178 458 .750 3.62   77.8 .166
2005 2 Joe Nathan MIN 30 21.25 35.8%   407 344 26 30 212 41 .838   415.67 369 44 174 155 154 389 .744 3.36   70.4 .173
2006 1 Joe Nathan MIN 31 26.75 34.7%   429 274 26 26 145 28 .838   449.33 389 41 178 168 137 452 .859 3.36   75.2 .175
2007 1 J.J. Putz SEA 30 26.24 17.4%   214 188 16 6 104 13 .889   218.33 164 16 59 58 64 239 1.048 2.39   46.6 .218
2008 3 Joe Nathan MIN 33 18.14 31.1%   340 240 17 28 143 35 .803   332.00 260 32 129 122 159 348 .831 3.31   51.5 .151
2009 2 Joe Nathan MIN 34 20.93 34.2%   417 332 16 22 192 29 .869   400.00 336 39 150 146 157 397 .805 3.28   64.1 .154
                                 
2010 3 Rafael Soriano TB 30 17.21 38.7%   474 305 26 25 183 33 .847   464.67 367 32 167 157 194 454 .809 3.04   75.3 .159
Copyright 2009-10 by Andre Lower
Sources:
All-Time Major League Handbook
Win Shares Digital Update
baseball-reference.com
ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia