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Thank you for your support!       ALCL Chronology Index Age 30-34 50 RA/75 IP Chronology
         
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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%   50.0 50.0 - 8.3 25.0   75.0 85.4 - 58.2 38.8 27.2 15.5 .138 4.66   7.4 .317
1902         0.0%                    
1903 2 Al Orth WAS 30 2.56 18.5%   50.0 50.0 - 12.5 25.0   75.0 86.9 - 46.0 35.8 15.3 25.6 .250 4.29   12.3 .600
1904         0.0%                    
1905         0.0%                    
1906         0.0%                    
1907 3 Bill Dinneen STL 31 3.98 18.3%   50.0 46.7 - 3.3 23.3   75.0 67.3 - 29.6 18.1 18.1 23.0 .269 2.17   10.3 .420
1908 3 Rube Waddell STL 31 2.52 18.9%   50.0 42.9 7.1 7.1 21.4   75.0 60.6 - 26.0 17.3 21.6 60.6 .737 2.08   11.3 .371
1909 2 Jack Powell STL 34 2.40 34.5%   50.0 42.9 14.3 - 21.4   75.0 67.9 - 25.0 17.9 14.3 25.0 .304 2.14   9.3 .371
                                 
1910         0.0%                    
1911 1 Ed Walsh CHI 30 5.51 27.4%   50.0 50.0 18.4 13.2 10.5   75.0 67.2 1.5 24.8 19.0 14.6 52.6 .643 2.28   8.2 .295
1912 1 Ed Walsh CHI 31 11.06 27.3%   50.0 42.9 9.5 4.8 23.8   75.0 62.9 1.2 24.2 18.1 18.1 48.4 .597 2.18   11.7 .462
1913 9 Long Tom Hughes WAS 34 0.76 11.8%   50.0 39.1 4.3 6.5 15.2   75.0 74.5 3.1 46.6 34.1 35.7 34.1 .310 4.10   2.2 .061
1914 5 Eddie Cicotte CHI 30 4.63 15.4%   50.0 25.7 2.9 1.4 8.6   75.0 66.7 0.8 27.2 20.2 26.4 31.8 .342 2.42   6.5 .240
1915 10 Eddie Cicotte CHI 31 3.59 10.8%   50.0 31.8 - 4.5 13.6   75.0 71.8 1.4 33.9 25.8 21.7 38.0 .406 3.09   7.6 .255
1916 2 Eddie Cicotte CHI 32 7.34 16.3%   50.0 28.8 6.3 3.8 11.3   75.0 57.3 - 24.3 17.4 30.4 34.7 .396 2.08   8.9 .258
1917 4 Eddie Cicotte CHI 33 6.52 10.8%   50.0 31.3 12.5 4.2 14.6   75.0 56.2 - 20.8 17.1 20.8 29.3 .381 2.05   9.8 .333
1918 3 Walter Johnson WAS 30 5.06 10.2%   50.0 50.0 15.0 20.0 15.0   75.0 56.3 - 16.1 10.7 16.1 37.5 .519 1.29   11.3 .420
1919         0.0%                    
                                 
1920 7 Walter Johnson WAS 32 0.99 8.7%   50.0 50.0 8.3 16.7 25.0   75.0 85.2 6.8 68.2 37.5 17.0 20.5 .200 4.50   4.1 .200
1921 3 Jim Bagby CLE 31 8.67 41.8%   50.0 37.3 6.4 7.8 10.3   75.0 86.7 2.0 44.2 37.7 26.1 25.8 .229 4.52   5.8 .200
1922 1 Hooks Dauss DET 32 12.74 21.5%   50.0 44.1 14.7 2.9 16.2   75.0 69.0 - 25.5 20.5 18.1 31.2 .358 2.46   11.5 .412
1923 4 Urban Shocker STL 32 8.17 10.0%   50.0 40.3 4.8 4.8 22.6   75.0 94.7 2.6 42.1 36.8 22.4 22.4 .191 4.42   11.7 .287
1924 2 Dave Danforth STL 34 10.10 31.0%   50.0 29.7 9.5 4.1 13.1   75.0 83.5 1.8 40.7 34.2 34.5 24.7 .209 4.11   7.9 .230
1925 8 Stan Baumgartner PHI 30 4.52 8.0%   50.0 18.0 4.0 2.0 6.0   75.0 94.7 3.1 38.8 29.5 26.4 10.9 .090 3.54   7.4 .192
1926 1 Joe Pate PHI 34 13.95 21.7%   50.0 36.1 9.0 0.8 9.8   75.0 72.6 1.6 26.4 24.9 32.7 20.2 .192 2.99   9.6 .303
1927 1 Wilcy Moore NY 30 20.17 22.1%   50.0 41.2 14.7 4.9 16.7   75.0 57.4 1.5 22.1 18.1 24.0 35.3 .434 2.18   10.5 .422
1928 2 Eddie Rommell PHI 30 11.75 42.1%   50.0 33.1 11.9 4.2 7.6   75.0 71.6 3.4 29.1 25.7 22.7 22.3 .236 3.09   7.9 .314
1929 3 Eddie Rommell PHI 31 7.38 53.3%   50.0 34.3 8.5 5.2 13.7   75.0 79.2 4.4 38.3 30.5 28.0 26.5 .247 3.66   8.3 .214
                                 
1930 1 Lefty Grove PHI 30 13.87 34.3%   50.0 41.3 9.5 6.3 19.0   75.0 70.5 3.8 33.4 28.0 22.1 47.4 .512 3.36   9.2 .273
1931 1 Wilcy Moore BOS 34 18.85 37.4%   50.0 40.2 8.5 3.0 17.7   75.0 70.0 3.3 32.1 29.3 24.0 35.8 .381 3.52   11.2 .335
1932 1 Firpo Marberry WAS 33 11.73 36.6%   50.0 34.8 3.3 2.9 14.3   75.0 80.0 3.3 32.9 30.2 24.8 30.8 .294 3.62   9.2 .290
1933 2 Joe Heving CHI 32 16.36 19.3%   50.0 33.8 11.0 5.1 11.8   75.0 68.2 2.3 25.0 18.6 21.4 31.8 .355 2.24   10.7 .346
1934 8 Joe Heving CHI 33 - 18.0%   50.0 33.9 1.6 8.1 6.5   75.0 115.2 11.0 69.5 57.6 37.5 35.7 .234 6.91   - .000
1935 1 Lloyd Brown CLE 30 7.83 41.3%   50.0 33.1 7.4 6.1 6.1   75.0 80.2 1.9 32.8 28.1 35.6 30.5 .263 3.38   6.8 .195
1936 1 Pat Malone NY 33 13.52 51.0%   50.0 43.5 9.7 2.4 11.3   75.0 75.3 2.5 29.5 27.5 30.5 30.0 .284 3.30   8.8 .277
1937 1 Clint Brown CHI 33 16.88 49.6%   50.0 38.8 4.6 7.3 12.3   75.0 84.0 4.3 43.3 35.4 27.9 33.8 .302 4.25   7.0 .163
1938 3 Pete Appleton WAS 34 5.87 16.2%   50.0 34.8 4.5 6.1 7.6   75.0 79.3 6.4 48.0 38.4 26.4 33.6 .318 4.61   4.9 .185
1939 3 Fritz Ostermueller BOS 31 9.18 14.7%   50.0 41.3 5.8 6.7 22.1   75.0 64.4 1.6 36.5 31.8 29.5 38.8 .413 3.82   9.9 .246
                                 
1940 1 Johnny Murphy NY 31 9.51 41.7%   50.0 36.6 8.9 6.7 10.3   75.0 77.8 4.9 38.6 33.0 35.0 27.1 .241 3.96   6.5 .177
1941 1 Johnny Murphy NY 32 14.50 32.0%   50.0 41.0 10.4 3.7 19.4   75.0 61.6 2.6 24.8 21.7 36.7 31.6 .321 2.61   11.7 .339
1942 2 George Caster STL 34 8.84 50.4%   50.0 35.7 9.2 7.1 10.9   75.0 69.5 3.0 31.5 25.6 34.1 28.9 .278 3.07   7.5 .193
1943 1 Gordon Maltzberger CHI 30 15.40 62.9%   50.0 42.5 9.4 5.3 12.8   75.0 63.2 2.2 25.3 22.6 29.4 33.4 .361 2.71   8.7 .255
1944 2 Gordon Maltzberger CHI 31 14.15 26.5%   50.0 40.9 10.4 6.7 12.2   75.0 69.6 2.7 30.4 26.8 25.0 38.4 .406 3.21   8.1 .222
1945 5 Allie Reynolds CLE 30 2.00 25.3%   50.0 32.6 5.8 1.2 9.3   75.0 89.7 1.6 40.9 35.4 39.3 40.1 .311 4.25   3.6 .107
1946 3 Tom Ferrick CLE/STL 31 4.01 17.6%   50.0 33.3 6.1 - 9.1   75.0 73.4 4.7 31.3 25.0 10.9 31.3 .370 3.00   7.5 .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%   50.0 35.9 1.6 8.6 10.9   75.0 71.6 3.0 30.3 27.3 27.3 27.3 .276 3.27   7.1 .183
1948 4 Russ Christopher CLE 30 7.03 37.7%   50.0 33.8 4.4 5.5 15.8   75.0 75.4 4.2 36.1 32.0 41.5 38.7 .331 3.84   6.6 .152
1949 1 Joe Page NY 31 19.74 67.9%   50.0 35.0 8.6 5.5 15.0   75.0 64.2 5.3 29.7 26.3 36.3 41.6 .414 3.15   8.4 .245
                                 
1950 5 Mickey Harris WAS 33 7.97 38.7%   50.0 42.2 4.4 8.9 15.6   75.0 77.8 8.8 44.0 40.6 37.7 36.2 .314 4.87   5.7 .129
1951 8 Joe Ostrowski NY 34 3.39 11.9%   50.0 29.0 6.5 6.5 8.1   75.0 81.1 3.2 36.8 30.3 16.2 26.0 .267 3.63   4.9 .145
1952 1 Harry Dorish CHI 30 13.27 64.6%   50.0 31.8 5.7 4.4 9.6   75.0 64.8 3.6 29.2 25.2 34.5 30.9 .311 3.03   6.9 .175
1953 3 Harry Dorish CHI 31 12.41 45.1%   50.0 33.8 7.1 3.6 9.9   75.0 70.4 4.1 33.9 29.8 31.2 30.0 .295 3.58   7.1 .183
1954 5 Hal Newhouser CLE 33 7.53 30.3%   50.0 29.0 6.1 3.7 10.7   75.0 61.6 6.8 29.0 27.4 25.4 38.2 .438 3.29   8.7 .205
1955 4 Tom Gorman KC 30 11.49 33.7%   50.0 28.5 6.3 4.6 10.1   75.0 68.6 5.4 28.4 24.9 26.0 31.8 .336 2.99   8.0 .201
1956 3 George Zuverink BAL 31 8.25 38.3%   50.0 31.4 3.8 5.7 11.9   75.0 79.3 6.1 39.7 36.0 28.7 39.3 .363 4.32   6.0 .141
1957 1 George Zuverink BAL 32 13.20 26.8%   50.0 31.9 6.0 5.5 8.8 6.6 .571   75.0 68.6 6.9 26.0 22.5 28.4 27.0 .278 2.71   7.5 .169
1958 5 Murray Wall BOS 31 9.02 38.3%   50.0 26.8 5.9 5.5 10.2 4.7 .684   75.0 72.0 6.7 33.3 28.6 25.7 42.2 .432 3.43   6.8 .169
1959 3 Ryne Duren NY 30 11.69 11.6%   50.0 35.4 3.7 7.3 17.1 8.5 .667   75.0 47.9 5.9 17.6 15.7 42.1 93.9 1.043 1.88   9.9 .246
                                 
1960 5 Johnny Klippstein CLE 32 8.63 41.1%   50.0 24.6 4.6 4.4 12.8 1.9 .870   75.0 55.7 7.1 32.7 28.8 39.5 52.7 .553 3.46   7.6 .151
1961 1 Luis Arroyo NY 34 28.78 26.2%   50.0 32.0 8.0 3.3 13.9 5.6 .712   75.0 56.7 4.8 24.5 20.6 29.3 44.5 .518 2.47   11.7 .245
1962 5 Marshall Bridges NY 31 9.56 26.2%   50.0 27.7 5.4 5.0 12.6 5.0 .714   75.0 57.8 4.3 33.4 29.5 44.6 61.3 .598 3.54   7.6 .141
1963 5 Dick Hall BAL 32 13.42 26.3%   50.0 34.5 4.7 5.2 14.2 3.9 .786   75.0 65.7 4.7 25.4 21.8 22.0 47.9 .546 2.62   9.2 .200
1964 5 Don McMahon CLE 34 13.55 18.6%   50.0 32.1 4.9 4.6 11.1 3.5 .759   75.0 62.9 4.7 29.4 24.4 35.0 55.6 .568 2.93   8.4 .156
1965 5 Ron Kline WAS 33 13.07 25.1%   50.0 36.1 5.0 5.0 15.5 3.8 .804   75.0 69.8 6.0 28.1 24.7 24.7 53.9 .571 2.96   8.5 .168
1966 4 Ron Kline WAS 34 13.48 24.3%   50.0 35.2 4.3 5.2 14.3 2.8 .835   75.0 66.6 7.7 31.8 27.5 24.3 53.9 .593 3.30   7.4 .150
1967 4 Moe Drabowsky BAL 31 14.87 18.8%   50.0 32.6 8.0 5.6 15.3 4.2 .786   75.0 55.8 5.5 20.4 17.6 23.6 64.2 .808 2.11   10.0 .242
1968 3 Lindy McDaniel NY 32 14.33 39.5%   50.0 30.0 4.8 3.4 10.4 2.9 .783   75.0 60.3 4.2 25.5 21.4 23.9 52.5 .624 2.57   8.3 .162
1969 2 Ron Perranoski MIN 33 23.69 33.6%   50.0 30.4 5.4 6.1 11.8 4.8 .709   75.0 61.5 7.2 28.9 25.0 30.3 50.6 .551 2.99   8.5 .181
                                 
1970 1 Lindy McDaniel NY 34 24.85 50.0%   50.0 31.0 4.9 3.4 14.8 3.6 .804   75.0 65.8 5.1 26.2 22.4 25.0 49.0 .540 2.68   9.5 .199
1971 12 Eddie Watt BAL 30 7.01 15.7%   50.0 26.3 5.8 3.5 7.2 5.8 .556   75.0 69.7 4.1 28.4 24.3 27.5 44.8 .461 2.92   7.3 .133
1972 5 Darold Knowles OAK 30 9.33 33.6%   50.0 31.7 3.4 3.7 10.2 3.1 .767   75.0 65.6 4.1 24.2 21.4 26.2 37.9 .414 2.57   6.8 .128
1973 1 John Hiller DET 30 43.65 28.2%   50.0 39.1 6.1 4.8 17.4 4.3 .802   75.0 62.0 5.7 25.3 21.9 25.6 47.7 .544 2.63   10.8 .239
1974 1 John Hiller DET 31 26.24 20.0%   50.0 35.1 7.9 7.9 10.3 6.6 .608   75.0 62.8 5.0 26.1 22.7 29.5 59.1 .640 2.72   9.1 .228
1975 2 John Hiller DET 32 14.80 22.8%   50.0 42.0 4.1 5.9 13.6 5.3 .719   75.0 70.3 4.3 26.8 23.8 30.8 58.0 .574 2.85   8.8 .209
1976 4 John Hiller DET 33 17.80 34.7%   50.0 31.3 5.4 5.1 10.2 5.5 .650   75.0 66.6 4.1 28.8 24.0 30.0 41.9 .434 2.88   7.4 .174
1977 2 Sparky Lyle NY 32 24.35 19.1%   50.0 30.8 6.8 5.0 10.3 6.4 .616   75.0 79.2 7.0 33.0 28.3 25.0 41.2 .396 3.39   7.4 .164
1978 5 Dave LaRoche CAL 30 15.87 26.3%   50.0 35.2 7.2 6.4 11.1 5.4 .673   75.0 66.5 6.1 31.0 27.8 28.5 38.7 .408 3.33   8.8 .204
1979 1 Jim Kern TEX 30 32.82 36.8%   50.0 35.0 7.0 5.8 12.3 5.3 .699   75.0 68.0 6.9 31.5 28.7 27.9 51.2 .534 3.44   8.2 .198
                                 
1980 7 Ed Farmer CHI 30 14.36 15.1%   50.0 38.3 6.6 4.9 16.7 4.6 .782   75.0 70.2 5.5 29.2 27.5 33.0 54.2 .525 3.30   9.0 .197
1981 1 Rollie Fingers MIL 34 23.61 23.5%   50.0 35.7 4.8 3.6 19.4 5.6 .778   75.0 61.7 4.7 24.9 21.7 31.2 60.5 .651 2.61   10.2 .205
1982 3 Dan Spillner CLE 30 24.72 22.5%   50.0 34.4 6.3 5.9 15.4 6.5 .703   75.0 65.2 4.0 26.7 23.4 24.6 57.2 .637 2.81   10.7 .245
1983 1 Dan Quisenberry KC 30 40.81 45.1%   50.0 38.0 6.5 4.7 15.3 5.7 .728   75.0 70.3 6.0 30.0 27.9 25.0 46.3 .485 3.35   8.9 .205
1984 1 Dan Quisenberry KC 31 32.32 25.6%   50.0 37.1 5.2 5.7 14.7 6.3 .702   75.0 72.3 7.3 32.4 28.9 26.4 46.7 .473 3.47   8.6 .174
1985 2 Dan Quisenberry KC 32 28.01 28.7%   50.0 41.7 5.9 5.9 17.4 5.7 .754   75.0 68.3 6.7 27.6 23.4 21.2 45.7 .511 2.81   10.8 .244
1986 6 Don Aase BAL 31 15.79 40.3%   50.0 38.1 4.0 4.4 15.2 4.8 .762   75.0 74.0 6.6 30.5 27.0 25.2 53.4 .538 3.24   9.3 .163
1987 1 Dennis Eckersley OAK 32 24.13 26.5%   50.0 37.0 5.1 4.6 14.1 5.6 .715   75.0 72.6 8.0 32.5 28.9 20.0 58.7 .634 3.46   9.3 .175
1988 1 Doug Jones CLE 31 24.16 40.6%   50.0 38.0 3.5 3.8 20.8 5.3 .796   75.0 65.4 5.5 27.4 24.1 23.5 62.9 .707 2.89   10.8 .191
1989 3 Doug Jones CLE 32 19.07 31.0%   50.0 41.5 3.9 3.5 20.8 4.9 .809   75.0 67.7 5.4 28.0 25.1 21.0 66.6 .751 3.01   11.0 .180
                                 
1990 3 Doug Jones CLE 33 18.06 25.7%   50.0 35.3 2.1 3.0 20.4 4.6 .818   75.0 65.5 7.2 28.7 26.5 25.7 57.9 .635 3.18   10.4 .161
1991 6 Steve Farr NY 34 14.55 17.0%   50.0 35.4 2.6 5.0 16.7 4.5 .787   75.0 75.1 7.5 33.2 31.7 27.1 57.0 .558 3.80   8.8 .140
1992 2 Jeff Montgomery KC 30 19.35 20.5%   50.0 44.6 2.0 3.8 27.5 4.9 .848   75.0 62.6 5.6 25.8 21.7 23.9 58.7 .679 2.61   12.6 .192
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
1993 1 Jeff Montgomery KC 31 31.50 21.8%   50.0 44.5 3.2 3.2 27.3 4.3 .865   75.0 61.2 5.0 24.7 21.8 24.0 66.2 .777 2.62   15.3 .227
1994 7 Jeff Montgomery KC 32 8.24 23.3%   50.0 43.4 1.6 5.1 23.7 7.0 .773   75.0 87.0 10.0 43.7 36.9 26.4 68.8 .606 4.43   9.0 .125
1995 2 Norm Charlton SEA 32 20.47 39.8%   50.0 41.9 1.7 3.2 25.5 5.7 .816   75.0 67.1 7.0 27.3 24.5 27.2 67.7 .718 2.94   13.0 .193
1996 1 Roberto Hernandez CHI 31 20.33 67.9%   50.0 41.0 2.8 4.3 23.7 5.3 .817   75.0 67.7 6.5 32.7 30.2 33.4 72.3 .716 3.62   12.1 .171
1997 2 John Wetteland TEX 30 19.47 43.0%   50.0 33.0 2.7 3.4 16.6 4.0 .808   75.0 69.9 5.7 32.2 28.5 33.5 63.2 .612 3.43   10.3 .149
1998 1 Tom Gordon BOS 30 20.45 42.7%   50.0 38.0 2.3 2.4 21.5 3.7 .855   75.0 61.7 6.2 31.0 29.6 26.6 66.7 .756 3.55   12.1 .170
1999 5 Roberto Hernandez TB 34 15.06 45.1%   50.0 41.2 2.3 3.9 22.9 4.4 .840   75.0 74.6 10.0 37.6 35.1 33.7 66.3 .612 4.21   9.7 .137
                                 
2000 2 Mariano Rivera NY 30 20.50 54.5%   50.0 31.8 4.1 3.7 16.1 5.5 .747   75.0 69.7 9.2 35.4 31.8 31.2 63.8 .633 3.81   10.3 .147
2001 1 Mariano Rivera NY 31 24.62 37.0%   50.0 34.5 3.3 2.3 20.9 3.7 .849   75.0 64.5 7.2 29.7 26.6 20.7 71.6 .840 3.19   12.7 .175
2002 2 Eddie Guardado MIN 31 15.11 47.8%   50.0 34.0 2.7 3.2 20.9 4.1 .836   75.0 66.6 6.8 30.6 26.7 24.5 62.5 .686 3.20   11.3 .161
2003 1 Keith Foulke OAK 30 30.69 25.1%   50.0 42.4 3.0 2.7 27.3 3.2 .896   75.0 57.2 7.0 20.0 18.5 18.5 63.3 .836 2.22   16.3 .237
2004 2 Keith Foulke BOS 31 23.25 32.8%   50.0 40.1 3.2 3.8 21.7 4.7 .822   75.0 64.3 9.6 31.9 30.1 26.4 68.0 .750 3.62   11.5 .166
2005 2 Joe Nathan MIN 30 21.25 35.8%   50.0 42.3 3.2 3.7 26.0 5.0 .838   75.0 66.6 7.9 31.4 28.0 27.8 70.2 .744 3.36   12.7 .173
2006 1 Joe Nathan MIN 31 26.75 34.7%   50.0 31.9 3.0 3.0 16.9 3.3 .838   75.0 64.9 6.8 29.7 28.0 22.9 75.4 .859 3.36   12.6 .175
2007 1 J.J. Putz SEA 30 26.24 17.4%   50.0 43.9 3.7 1.4 24.3 3.0 .889   75.0 56.3 5.5 20.3 19.9 22.0 82.1 1.048 2.39   16.0 .218
2008 3 Joe Nathan MIN 33 18.14 31.1%   50.0 35.3 2.5 4.1 21.0 5.1 .803   75.0 58.7 7.2 29.1 27.6 35.9 78.6 .831 3.31   11.6 .151
2009 2 Joe Nathan MIN 34 20.93 34.2%   50.0 39.8 1.9 2.6 23.0 3.5 .869   75.0 63.0 7.3 28.1 27.4 29.4 74.4 .805 3.28   12.0 .154
                                 
2010 3 Rafael Soriano TB 30 17.21 38.7%   50.0 32.2 2.7 2.6 19.3 3.5 .847   75.0 59.2 5.2 27.0 25.3 31.3 73.3 .809 3.04   12.2 .159
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All-Time Major League Handbook
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