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All- Other Closer Game Stats Closer Share of Pitching Results
Year Rank Name HOF MVP CY Star Rookie Team Stdg Throws Age Pos RA GF W L Svs B Svs Sv% Innings Hits HR R ER BB SO SO/WH ERA WS WS/G Adj WSQ Year Rank Name
1901 No qualifiers     BOS       1901 No qualifiers
       
1902 No qualifiers     BOS       1902 No qualifiers
       
1903 1 Cy Young BBW   BOS 1 R 36 SP   5 5 2 1 2   20.00 17 0 7 5 2 10 .526 2.25   2.8 .560 2.84 1903 1 Cy Young
1903 3 Bill Dinneen   BOS 1 R 27 SP   3 3 0 1 2   11.33 10 0 4 3 3 6 .462 2.38   2.0 .667 2.22 1903 3 Bill Dinneen
       
1904 No qualifiers     BOS       1904 No qualifiers
       
1905 No qualifiers     BOS       1905 No qualifiers
       
1906 No qualifiers     BOS       1906 No qualifiers
       
1907 5 Tex Pruiett   BOS 7 R 24 SP   18 15 0 1 3   56.33 54 0 25 19 19 18 .247 3.04   4.1 .228 3.20 1907 5 Tex Pruiett
       
1908 No qualifiers     BOS       1908 No qualifiers
       
1909 1 Frank Arellanes   BOS 3 R 27 SP   15 15 3 2 8   37.33 31 0 13 9 7 13 .342 2.17   7.0 .467 7.21 1909 1 Frank Arellanes
       
1910 2 Sea Lion Hall   BOS 4 R 24 SP   19 17 6 1 5   50.67 38 2 18 11 20 26 .448 1.95   5.0 .263 4.22 1910 2 Sea Lion Hall
       
1911 2 Sea Lion Hall   BOS 5 R 25   22 18 4 3 5   64.33 65 1 35 27 32 36 .371 3.78   4.9 .223 4.10 1911 2 Sea Lion Hall
1911 5 Smoky Joe Wood   BOS 5 R 21 SP   11 11 6 2 3   27.67 23 0 11 6 8 23 .742 1.95   3.6 .327 3.66 1911 5 Smoky Joe Wood
       
1912 No qualifiers   BOS       1912 No qualifiers
       
1913 5 Hugh Bedient   BOS 4 R 23 SP   15 10 3 1 5   36.33 36 0 15 11 9 17 .378 2.73   3.8 .253 3.66 1913 5 Hugh Bedient
       
1914 1 Dutch (H) Leonard T16   BOS 2 L 22 SP   11 9 4 0 3   29.67 18 0 4 3 8 23 .885 0.91   5.2 .473 6.96 1914 1 Dutch (H) Leonard
       
1915 2 Carl Mays   R BOS 1 R 23   32 27 5 3 7   89.67 81 0 37 26 14 44 .463 2.61   7.5 .234 6.94 1915 2 Carl Mays
1915 11 Vean Gregg   BOS 1 L 30   9 7 0 0 3   21.33 20 1 11 8 9 12 .414 3.38   2.1 .233 1.94 1915 11 Vean Gregg
       
1916 6 Carl Mays   BOS 1 R 24 SP   20 13 6 3 3   47.67 40 1 15 13 14 15 .278 2.45   5.0 .250 4.89 1916 6 Carl Mays
1916 3 Dutch (H) Leonard   BOS 1 L 24 SP   14 13 2 0 6   30.00 27 1 10 8 7 16 .471 2.40   5.0 .357 5.85 1916 3 Dutch (H) Leonard
       
1917 No qualifiers     BOS       1917 No qualifiers
       
1918 No qualifiers     BOS       1918 No qualifiers
         
1919 4 Allen Russell   BOS 6 R 25 SP   10 12 3 0 4   24.33 21 0 8 7 8 13 .448 2.59   3.9 .390 2.79 1919 4 Allen Russell
       
All- Other Closer Game Stats Closer Share of Pitching Results
Year Rank Name HOF MVP CY Star Rookie Team Stdg Throws Age Pos RA GF W L Svs B Svs Sv% Innings Hits HR R ER BB SO SO/WH ERA WS WS/G Adj WSQ Year Rank Name
1920 No qualifiers     BOS       1920 No qualifiers
       
1921 5 Allen Russell   BOS 5 R 27   25 18 4 4 4   78.67 89 3 37 31 31 30 .250 3.55   6.3 .252 5.64 1921 5 Allen Russell
       
1922 No qualifiers     BOS       1922 No qualifiers
       
1923 3 Jack Quinn   BOS 8 R 39 SP   14 11 2 2 7   31.00 32 1 13 10 9 10 .244 2.90   7.0 .500 8.40 1923 3 Jack Quinn
1923 7 Howard Ehmke T11   BOS 8 R 29 SP   4 4 0 0 3   5.33 3 0 2 1 1 2 .500 1.69   2.8 .700 3.98 1923 7 Howard Ehmke
       
1924 8 Jack Quinn   BOS 7 R 40 SP   19 12 3 0 7   43.67 48 1 17 16 10 6 .103 3.30   5.1 .268 5.03 1924 8 Jack Quinn
1924 12 Howard Ehmke T15   BOS 7 R 30 SP   9 6 2 1 4   26.67 30 1 13 11 10 10 .250 3.71   3.2 .356 3.64 1924 12 Howard Ehmke
       
1925 No qualifiers   BOS       1925 No qualifiers
       
1926 6 Ted Wingfield   BOS 8 R 26 SP   23 16 5 3 3   60.00 54 2 31 27 15 11 .159 4.05   6.2 .270 5.83 1926 6 Ted Wingfield
       
1927 No qualifiers   BOS       1927 No qualifiers
       
1928 7 Ed (W) Morris T15   R BOS 8 R 28 SP   18 15 3 2 5   26.00 25 1 12 12 10 15 .429 4.15   3.2 .178 2.21 1928 7 Ed (W) Morris
       
1929 No qualifiers     BOS       1929 No qualifiers
       
1930 No qualifiers     BOS       1930 No qualifiers
         
1931 1 Wilcy Moore   BOS 6 R 34 SP   38 31 6 3 10   84.33 78 1 27 23 25 19 .184 2.45   15.5 .408 18.10 1931 1 Wilcy Moore
       
1932 7 Wilcy Moore   BOS 8 R 35   35 22 4 8 4   80.33 84 2 46 36 40 26 .210 4.03   3.6 .103 2.20 1932 7 Wilcy Moore
       
1933 7 Bob Kline   BOS 7 R 23   38 21 4 4 4   77.33 62 1 35 32 34 12 .125 3.72   4.3 .113 2.84 1933 7 Bob Kline
       
1934 No qualifiers   BOS       1934 No qualifiers
       
1935 No qualifiers   BOS       1935 No qualifiers
       
1936 No qualifiers   BOS       1936 No qualifiers
       
1937 3 Jack Wilson   BOS 5 R 25 SP   30 23 5 4 7   60.00 44 3 28 19 36 42 .525 2.85   8.9 .297 9.82 1937 3 Jack Wilson
       
1938 5 Archie McKain   BOS 2 L 27   32 16 3 3 6   72.00 82 4 41 36 28 18 .164 4.50   5.4 .169 4.49 1938 5 Archie McKain
       
All- Other Closer Game Stats Closer Share of Pitching Results
Year Rank Name HOF MVP CY Star Rookie Team Stdg Throws Age Pos RA GF W L Svs B Svs Sv% Innings Hits HR R ER BB SO SO/WH ERA WS WS/G Adj WSQ Year Rank Name
1939 4 Emerson Dickman   BOS 2 R 24   47 23 8 3 6   109.67 117 7 64 50 43 41 .256 4.10   8.8 .187 8.04 1939 4 Emerson Dickman
1939 2 Joe Heving   BOS 2 R 38   41 26 10 2 8   82.00 88 7 48 30 31 34 .286 3.29   10.1 .246 10.58 1939 2 Joe Heving
1939 3 Fritz Ostermueller   BOS 2 L 31 SP   14 9 3 1 4   35.33 26 0 14 11 10 20 .556 2.80   6.2 .443 8.71 1939 3 Fritz Ostermueller
       
1940 7 Jack Wilson   BOS T4 R 28 SP   25 15 4 4 5   53.67 57 7 40 32 34 28 .308 5.37   4.0 .160 3.67 1940 7 Jack Wilson
       
1941 5 Mike Ryba   BOS 2 R 38   37 25 6 2 6   105.67 123 9 59 47 35 51 .323 4.00   7.1 .192 5.89 1941 5 Mike Ryba
       
1942 4 Mace Brown   BOS 2 R 33   34 23 9 3 6   60.33 56 4 27 23 28 20 .238 3.43   6.1 .179 5.18 1942 4 Mace Brown
1942 3 Tex Hughson 6   a BOS 2 R 26 SP   8 5 0 0 4   20.00 18 0 6 4 8 9 .346 1.80   4.5 .563 6.78 1942 3 Tex Hughson
       
1943 3 Mace Brown   BOS 7 R 34   49 41 6 6 9   93.33 71 2 26 22 51 40 .328 2.12   11.1 .227 10.18 1943 3 Mace Brown
       
1944 8 Frank Barrett   R BOS 4 R 30   36 26 7 6 8   76.67 75 4 37 30 37 37 .330 3.52   5.2 .144 3.80 1944 8 Frank Barrett
1944 6 Tex Hughson 12   a BOS 4 R 28 SP   5 5 0 0 5   8.33 6 0 0 0 2 7 .875 -   3.7 .740 6.13 1944 6 Tex Hughson
       
1945 No qualifiers   BOS       1945 No qualifiers
       
1946 2 Bob Klinger   BOS 1 R 38   27 20 3 2 9   51.00 41 1 14 13 23 14 .219 2.29   7.5 .278 7.78 1946 2 Bob Klinger
       
1947 10 Bob Klinger   BOS 3 R 39   28 17 1 1 5   42.00 42 5 20 18 24 12 .182 3.86   2.7 .096 1.81 1947 10 Bob Klinger
1947 4 Earl Johnson   BOS 3 L 28 SP   28 17 4 3 8   39.00 30 1 16 10 24 21 .389 2.31   6.9 .246 7.42 1947 4 Earl Johnson
       
1948 5 Earl Johnson   BOS 2 L 29   32 21 9 2 5   72.33 76 6 36 34 32 36 .333 4.23   6.7 .209 6.05 1948 5 Earl Johnson
       
1949 No qualifiers   BOS       1949 No qualifiers
       
1950 2 Mickey McDermott   BOS 3 L 22 SP   23 16 3 0 5   54.00 34 0 13 10 38 40 .556 1.67   7.8 .339 8.88 1950 2 Mickey McDermott
1950 1 Ellis Kinder   BOS 3 R 35 SP   25 15 3 3 9   48.33 39 2 15 13 18 20 .351 2.42   10.0 .400 12.36 1950 1 Ellis Kinder
       
1951 1 Ellis Kinder 7   BOS 3 R 36   61 41 10 1 14   113.67 90 5 32 27 40 72 .554 2.14   18.4 .302 19.05 1951 1 Ellis Kinder
       
1952 8 Ike Delock   R BOS 6 R 22   32 18 2 5 5   48.67 48 4 21 20 20 24 .353 3.70   4.5 .141 3.44 1952 8 Ike Delock
1952 6 Al Benton   BOS 6 R 41   24 17 4 3 6   37.67 37 1 11 10 17 20 .370 2.39   5.3 .221 5.08 1952 6 Al Benton
       
1953 1 Ellis Kinder 11   BOS 4 R 38   69 51 10 6 27   107.00 84 8 30 22 38 39 .320 1.85   22.7 .329 26.54 1953 1 Ellis Kinder
       
1954 3 Ellis Kinder   BOS 4 R 39   46 34 7 8 15   93.33 90 7 39 37 28 57 .483 3.57   10.0 .217 9.68 1954 3 Ellis Kinder
1954 11 Sid Hudson   BOS 4 R 39   28 19 3 1 5   47.67 49 2 23 18 23 17 .236 3.40   3.8 .136 2.91 1954 11 Sid Hudson
       
All- Other Closer Game Stats Closer Share of Pitching Results
Year Rank Name HOF MVP CY Star Rookie Team Stdg Throws Age Pos RA GF W L Svs B Svs Sv% Innings Hits HR R ER BB SO SO/WH ERA WS WS/G Adj WSQ Year Rank Name
1955 10 Tom Hurd   R BOS 4 R 31   43 26 8 6 5   80.67 72 7 32 27 38 48 .436 3.01   8.5 .198 8.15 1955 10 Tom Hurd
1955 1 Ellis Kinder   BOS 4 R 40   43 38 5 5 18   66.67 57 5 22 21 15 31 .431 2.83   12.5 .291 14.54 1955 1 Ellis Kinder
1955 9 Leo Kiely   BOS 4 L 25   29 13 3 2 6   66.33 58 5 22 20 29 30 .345 2.71   7.5 .259 8.23 1955 9 Leo Kiely
       
1956 2 Ike Delock BOS 4 R 26   40 28 11 2 9   88.33 73 10 38 34 50 80 .650 3.46   9.6 .240 11.14 1956 2 Ike Delock
     
1957 4 Ike Delock BOS 3 R 27   47 33 9 6 11 8 .579   85.67 71 10 31 30 36 55 .514 3.15   9.5 .202 9.25 1957 4 Ike Delock
     
1958 5 Murray Wall R BOS 3 R 31   51 29 8 8 10 4 .714   111.33 99 12 46 41 33 51 .386 3.31   9.8 .192 8.56 1958 5 Murray Wall
1958 3 Leo Kiely BOS 3 L 28   47 35 5 2 12 1 .923   81.00 77 3 31 27 18 26 .274 3.00   10.4 .221 9.74 1958 3 Leo Kiely
     
1959 4 Mike Fornieles BOS 5 R 27   46 26 5 3 11 3 .786   82.00 77 6 29 28 29 54 .509 3.07   9.6 .209 9.91 1959 4 Mike Fornieles
1959 7 Leo Kiely BOS 5 L 29   41 23 3 3 7 3 .700   55.67 67 8 26 26 18 30 .353 4.20   3.9 .095 2.71 1959 7 Leo Kiely
     
1960 1 Mike Fornieles T28 BOS 7 R 28   70 48 10 5 14 6 .700   109.00 86 6 38 32 49 64 .474 2.64   15.9 .227 16.46 1960 1 Mike Fornieles
     
1961 8 Mike Fornieles a BOS 6 R 29   55 42 8 7 15 5 .750   105.00 102 18 58 55 50 65 .428 4.71   8.2 .149 6.64 1961 8 Mike Fornieles
1961 13 Arnie Earley R BOS 6 L 28   33 22 2 4 7 3 .700   49.67 42 3 31 22 34 44 .579 3.99   3.7 .112 2.60 1961 13 Arnie Earley
     
1962 1 Dick Radatz T21 R-T3 BOS 8 R 25   62 53 9 6 24 10 .706   124.67 95 9 32 31 40 144 1.067 2.24   20.8 .335 25.36 1962 1 Dick Radatz
     
1963 1 Dick Radatz 5 a BOS 7 R 26   66 58 15 6 25 5 .833   132.33 94 9 31 29 51 162 1.117 1.97   23.8 .361 29.78 1963 1 Dick Radatz
     
1964 1 Dick Radatz 9 a BOS 8 R 27   79 67 16 9 29 10 .744   157.00 103 13 44 40 58 181 1.124 2.29   24.5 .310 28.94 1964 1 Dick Radatz
     
1965 8 Dick Radatz BOS 9 R 28   63 56 9 11 22 10 .688   124.33 104 11 57 54 53 121 .771 3.91   11.4 .181 10.19 1965 8 Dick Radatz
     
1966 9 Don McMahon BOS 9 R 36   49 26 8 7 9 6 .600   78.00 65 7 29 23 38 57 .553 2.65   10.1 .206 9.31 1966 9 Don McMahon
     
1967 5 John Wyatt BOS 1 R 32   60 43 10 7 20 4 .833   93.33 71 6 30 27 39 68 .618 2.60   13.6 .227 14.37 1967 5 John Wyatt
     
1968 13 Lee Stange BOS 4 R 31   48 30 5 3 12 2 .857   92.00 77 8 45 36 21 47 .480 3.52   5.6 .117 4.39 1968 13 Lee Stange
1968 11 Sparky Lyle R BOS 4 L 23   49 29 6 1 11 8 .579   65.67 67 6 25 20 14 52 .642 2.74   7.2 .147 6.33 1968 11 Sparky Lyle
     
1969 4 Sparky Lyle BOS 3E L 24   71 44 8 3 17 9 .654   102.67 91 8 33 29 48 93 .669 2.54   14.1 .199 13.80 1969 4 Sparky Lyle
1969 15 Vicente Romo BOS 3E R 26   41 25 2 7 11 2 .846   62.33 54 8 27 27 32 44 .512 3.90   2.3 .056 0.88 1969 15 Vicente Romo
     
1970 17 Sparky Lyle BOS 3E L 25   63 40 1 7 20 10 .667   67.33 62 5 37 29 34 51 .531 3.88   6.3 .100 4.42 1970 17 Sparky Lyle
     
1971 10 Sparky Lyle BOS 3E L 26   50 36 6 4 16 4 .800   52.33 41 5 16 16 23 37 .578 2.75   9.3 .186 9.02 1971 10 Sparky Lyle
1971 18 Ken Tatum BOS 3E R 27   35 22 2 3 9 3 .750   53.33 46 3 23 22 24 21 .300 3.71   3.9 .111 2.93 1971 18 Ken Tatum
     
All- Other Closer Game Stats Closer Share of Pitching Results
Year Rank Name HOF MVP CY Star Rookie Team Stdg Throws Age Pos RA GF W L Svs B Svs Sv% Innings Hits HR R ER BB SO SO/WH ERA WS WS/G Adj WSQ Year Rank Name
1972 No qualifiers BOS       1972 No qualifiers
     
1973 11 Bobby Bolin BOS 2E R 34   39 29 3 4 15 5 .750   53.33 45 5 16 16 13 31 .534 2.70   8.8 .226 8.74 1973 11 Bobby Bolin
1973 17 Bob Veale BOS 2E L 37   32 24 2 3 11 4 .733   36.33 37 2 16 14 12 25 .510 3.47   4.6 .144 3.65 1973 17 Bob Veale
     
1974 12 Diego Segui BOS 3E R 36   58 46 6 8 10 6 .625   108.00 106 9 54 48 49 76 .490 4.00   7.5 .129 5.75 1974 12 Diego Segui
     
1975 6 Dick Drago BOS 1E R 30   38 34 2 2 15 3 .833   64.33 59 3 21 21 28 39 .448 2.94   9.1 .239 9.54 1975 6 Dick Drago
     
1976 11 Jim Willoughby BOS 3E R 27   54 40 3 12 10 3 .769   99.00 94 4 38 31 31 37 .296 2.82   8.8 .163 7.82 1976 11 Jim Willoughby
1976 19 Tom Murphy BOS 3E R 30   37 20 4 5 8 5 .615   81.00 91 5 43 31 25 32 .276 3.44   5.4 .146 3.82 1976 19 Tom Murphy
     
1977 1 Bill Campbell 10 5 a BOS T2E R 28   69 60 13 9 31 11 .738   140.00 112 13 48 46 60 114 .663 2.96   23.2 .336 29.20 1977 1 Bill Campbell
     
1978 3 Bob Stanley T25 T7 BOS 2E R 23   49 35 13 2 10 5 .667   120.67 128 4 44 37 30 34 .215 2.76   14.4 .294 17.16 1978 3 Bob Stanley
1978 14 Dick Drago BOS 2E R 33   36 24 4 4 7 3 .700   71.33 63 4 26 22 31 40 .426 2.78   7.7 .214 7.83 1978 14 Dick Drago
1978 22 Bill Campbell BOS 2E R 29   29 20 7 5 4 11 .267   50.67 62 3 25 22 17 47 .595 3.91   4.2 .145 3.52 1978 22 Bill Campbell
     
1979 9 Dick Drago BOS 3E R 34   52 37 10 6 13 4 .765   86.00 84 6 33 29 21 67 .638 3.03   12.0 .231 11.99 1979 9 Dick Drago
1979 19 Bill Campbell BOS 3E R 30   41 23 3 4 9 8 .529   54.67 55 5 28 26 23 25 .321 4.28   5.2 .127 3.85 1979 19 Bill Campbell
     
1980 4 Tom Burgmeier a BOS 4E L 36   62 39 5 4 24 2 .923   99.00 87 3 30 22 20 54 .505 2.00   17.2 .277 19.02 1980 4 Tom Burgmeier
1980 5 Bob Stanley BOS 4E R 25 SP   35 25 4 2 14 3 .824   67.33 60 2 17 11 15 23 .307 1.47   13.5 .386 17.60 1980 5 Bob Stanley
     
1981 10 Mark Clear BOS 5E R 25   34 20 8 3 9 5 .643   76.67 69 11 36 35 51 82 .683 4.11   5.6 .165 4.70 1981 10 Mark Clear
     
1982 1 Bob Stanley 25 T7 BOS 3E R 27   48 33 12 7 14 2 .875   168.33 161 11 60 58 50 83 .393 3.10   20.2 .421 26.63 1982 1 Bob Stanley
1982 6 Mark Clear a BOS 3E R 26   55 44 14 9 14 9 .609   105.00 92 11 39 35 61 109 .712 3.00   14.1 .256 14.50 1982 6 Mark Clear
     
1983 2 Bob Stanley 15 a BOS 6E R 28   64 53 8 10 33 14 .702   145.33 145 7 56 46 38 65 .355 2.85   20.7 .323 24.93 1983 2 Bob Stanley
     
1984 6 Bob Stanley BOS 4E R 29   57 47 9 10 22 5 .815   106.67 113 9 57 42 23 52 .382 3.54   12.5 .219 13.00 1984 6 Bob Stanley
1984 20 Mark Clear BOS 4E R 28   47 27 8 3 8 2 .800   67.00 47 2 38 30 70 76 .650 4.03   6.1 .130 4.88 1984 20 Mark Clear
     
1985 12 Bob Stanley BOS 5E R 30   48 41 6 6 10 8 .556   87.67 76 7 30 28 30 46 .434 2.87   9.9 .206 9.71 1985 12 Bob Stanley
1985 19 Steve Crawford BOS 5E R 27   43 26 5 5 12 4 .750   84.33 99 5 46 37 27 55 .437 3.95   6.5 .151 5.45 1985 19 Steve Crawford
     
1986 19 Bob Stanley BOS 1E R 31   65 50 6 5 16 5 .762   76.33 102 8 44 36 22 54 .435 4.24   8.2 .126 6.49 1986 19 Bob Stanley
1986 29 Joe Sambito BOS 1E L 34   53 27 2 0 12 0 1.000   44.67 54 4 26 24 16 30 .429 4.84   3.3 .062 1.83 1986 29 Joe Sambito
1986 7 Calvin Schiraldi R BOS 1E R 24   25 21 4 2 9 3 .750   51.00 36 5 8 8 15 55 1.078 1.41   10.1 .404 14.31 1986 7 Calvin Schiraldi
     
1987 19 Calvin Schiraldi BOS 5E R 25   61 52 8 5 6 4 .600   76.67 72 15 45 41 40 82 .732 4.81   5.0 .082 3.27 1987 19 Calvin Schiraldi
1987 24 Wes Gardner R BOS 5E R 26   48 29 3 6 10 2 .833   82.67 93 16 51 50 39 64 .485 5.44   4.1 .085 2.74 1987 24 Wes Gardner
     
All- Other Closer Game Stats Closer Share of Pitching Results
Year Rank Name HOF MVP CY Star Rookie Team Stdg Throws Age Pos RA GF W L Svs B Svs Sv% Innings Hits HR R ER BB SO SO/WH ERA WS WS/G Adj WSQ Year Rank Name
1988 15 Bob Stanley BOS 1E R 33   57 31 6 4 5 6 .455   101.67 90 6 41 36 29 57 .479 3.19   9.1 .160 8.25 1988 15 Bob Stanley
1988 6 Lee Smith 21 BOS 1E R 30   64 57 4 5 29 8 .784   83.67 72 7 34 26 37 96 .881 2.80   12.2 .191 12.09 1988 6 Lee Smith
     
1989 17 Rob Murphy BOS 3E L 29   74 27 5 7 9 7 .563   105.00 97 7 38 32 41 107 .775 2.74   10.3 .139 8.77 1989 17 Rob Murphy
1989 14 Lee Smith BOS 3E R 31   64 50 6 1 25 5 .833   70.67 53 6 30 28 33 96 1.116 3.57   10.7 .167 9.99 1989 14 Lee Smith
     
1990 25 Rob Murphy BOS 1E L 30   68 20 0 6 7 3 .700   57.00 85 10 46 40 32 54 .462 6.32   - .000 - 1990 25 Rob Murphy
1990 10 Jeff Reardon BOS 1E R 34   47 37 5 3 21 7 .750   51.33 39 5 19 18 19 33 .569 3.16   10.0 .213 10.69 1990 10 Jeff Reardon
1990 21 Jeff Gray R BOS 1E R 27   41 28 2 4 9 3 .750   50.67 53 3 27 25 15 50 .735 4.44   4.4 .107 3.34 1990 21 Jeff Gray
     
1991 11 Jeff Reardon a BOS T2E R 35   57 51 1 4 40 9 .816   59.33 54 9 21 20 16 44 .629 3.03   10.3 .181 9.93 1991 11 Jeff Reardon
     
1992 12 Greg A. Harris BOS 7E R 36   68 22 4 8 4 6 .400   94.67 74 5 36 28 53 67 .528 2.66   10.1 .149 9.21 1992 12 Greg A. Harris
1992 16 Jeff Reardon BOS 7E R 36   46 39 2 2 27 8 .771   42.33 53 6 20 20 7 32 .533 4.25   6.8 .148 6.19 1992 16 Jeff Reardon
     
1993 9 Greg A. Harris BOS 5E R 37   80 24 6 7 8 10 .444   112.33 95 7 55 47 60 103 .665 3.77   10.5 .131 8.94 1993 9 Greg A. Harris
1993 7 Jeff Russell BOS 5E R 31   51 48 1 4 33 4 .892   46.67 39 1 16 14 14 45 .849 2.70   10.1 .198 10.56 1993 7 Jeff Russell
     
1994 3 Ken Ryan BOS 4E R 25   42 26 2 3 13 3 .813   48.00 46 1 14 13 17 32 .508 2.44   9.1 .217 10.28 1994 3 Ken Ryan
1994 13 Jeff Russell BOS 4E R 32   29 25 0 5 12 3 .800   28.00 30 3 17 16 13 18 .419 5.14   1.7 .059 0.87 1994 13 Jeff Russell
     
1995 6 Stan Belinda BOS 1E R 28   63 30 8 1 10 4 .714   69.67 51 5 25 24 28 57 .722 3.10   11.7 .186 11.58 1995 6 Stan Belinda
1995 4 Rick Aguilera BOS 1E R 33   30 30 2 2 20 1 .952   30.33 26 4 9 9 7 23 .697 2.67   5.0 .167 4.56 1995 4 Rick Aguilera
1995 18 Ken Ryan BOS 1E R 26   28 20 0 4 7 3 .700   32.67 34 4 20 18 24 34 .586 4.96   1.8 .064 1.05 1995 18 Ken Ryan
     
1996 3 Heathcliff Slocumb BOS 3E R 30   75 60 5 5 31 8 .795   83.33 68 2 31 28 55 88 .715 3.02   15.2 .203 16.19 1996 3 Heathcliff Slocumb
     
1997 23 Heathcliff Slocumb BOS 4E R 31   49 37 0 5 17 5 .773   46.67 58 4 32 30 34 36 .391 5.79   - .000 - 1997 23 Heathcliff Slocumb
1997 21 Tom Gordon BOS 4E R 29 SP   17 16 0 1 11 2 .846   17.33 11 1 10 10 12 25 1.087 5.19   3.5 .206 3.76 1997 21 Tom Gordon
     
1998 1 Tom Gordon 13 a BOS 2E R 30   73 69 7 4 46 1 .979   79.33 55 2 24 24 25 78 .975 2.72   17.0 .233 19.18 1998 1 Tom Gordon
     
1999 1 Derek Lowe BOS 2E R 26   74 32 6 3 15 5 .750   109.33 84 7 35 32 25 80 .734 2.63   18.7 .253 22.00 1999 1 Derek Lowe
1999 16 Tim Wakefield BOS 2E R 32 SP   32 28 1 2 15 3 .833   46.33 38 6 22 18 26 45 .703 3.50   6.5 .203 6.85 1999 16 Tim Wakefield
1999 20 Tom Gordon BOS 2E R 31   21 15 0 2 11 2 .846   17.67 17 2 11 11 12 24 .828 5.60   1.7 .081 1.14 1999 20 Tom Gordon
     
2000 1 Derek Lowe a BOS 2E R 27   74 64 4 4 42 5 .894   91.33 90 6 27 26 22 79 .705 2.56   18.6 .251 22.43 2000 1 Derek Lowe
     
2001 16 Rod Beck BOS 2E R 32   68 28 6 4 6 5 .545   80.67 77 15 42 35 28 63 .600 3.90   7.0 .103 5.37 2001 16 Rod Beck
2001 10 Derek Lowe BOS 2E R 28   64 50 4 10 24 6 .800   75.67 91 7 37 34 27 67 .568 4.04   9.2 .144 8.34 2001 10 Derek Lowe
2001 15 Ugueth Urbina BOS 2E R 27 NL-CL   19 13 0 1 9 1 .900   20.00 16 1 5 5 3 32 1.684 2.25   4.8 .253 5.77 2001 15 Ugueth Urbina
     
All- Other Closer Game Stats Closer Share of Pitching Results
Year Rank Name HOF MVP CY Star Rookie Team Stdg Throws Age Pos RA GF W L Svs B Svs Sv% Innings Hits HR R ER BB SO SO/WH ERA WS WS/G Adj WSQ Year Rank Name
2002 T8 Ugueth Urbina a-rep BOS 2E R 28   61 55 1 6 40 6 .870   60.00 44 8 21 20 20 71 1.109 3.00   10.7 .175 10.85 2002 T8 Ugueth Urbina
     
2003 18 Brandon Lyon BOS 2E R 23   49 31 4 6 9 3 .750   59.00 73 6 33 27 19 50 .543 4.12   4.5 .092 3.21 2003 18 Brandon Lyon
2003 10 Byung-Hyun Kim BOS 2E R 24   44 35 6 4 16 3 .842   50.33 41 3 24 18 10 54 1.059 3.22   8.7 .198 9.12 2003 10 Byung-Hyun Kim
     
2004 2 Keith Foulke BOS 2E R 31   72 61 5 3 32 7 .821   83.00 63 8 22 20 15 79 1.013 2.17   18.4 .256 21.52 2004 2 Keith Foulke
     
2005 7 Mike Timlin BOS 2E R 39   81 27 7 3 13 7 .650   80.33 86 2 23 20 20 59 .557 2.24   13.8 .170 13.05 2005 7 Mike Timlin
2005 19 Keith Foulke BOS 2E R 32   43 37 5 5 15 4 .789   45.67 53 8 30 30 18 34 .479 5.91   2.6 .060 1.47 2005 19 Keith Foulke
2005 17 Curt Schilling BOS 2E R 38   21 21 4 3 9 2 .818   24.33 25 5 14 14 6 27 .871 5.18   2.9 .138 2.46 2005 17 Curt Schilling
     
2006 14 Mike Timlin BOS 3E R 40   68 22 6 6 9 8 .529   64.00 78 7 33 31 16 30 .319 4.36   6.0 .088 3.88 2006 14 Mike Timlin
2006 3 Jonathan Papelbon a R-2 BOS 3E R 25   59 49 4 2 35 6 .854   68.33 40 3 8 7 13 75 1.415 0.92   19.1 .324 23.66 2006 3 Jonathan Papelbon
     
2007 4 Jonathan Papelbon a BOS 1E R 26   59 53 1 3 37 3 .925   58.33 30 5 12 12 15 84 1.867 1.85   14.7 .249 16.78 2007 4 Jonathan Papelbon
     
2008 5 Jonathan Papelbon a BOS 2E R 27   67 62 5 4 41 5 .891   69.33 58 4 24 18 8 77 1.167 2.34   15.4 .230 16.64 2008 5 Jonathan Papelbon
     
2009 5 Jonathan Papelbon a BOS 2E R 28   66 59 1 1 38 3 .927   68.00 54 5 15 14 24 76 .974 1.85   14.9 .226 16.68 2009 5 Jonathan Papelbon
     
2010 9 Daniel Bard R BOS 3E R 25   73 12 1 2 3 7 .300   74.67 45 6 18 16 30 76 1.013 1.93   11.4 .156 10.52 2010 9 Daniel Bard
2010 12 Jonathan Papelbon BOS 3E R 29   65 53 5 7 37 8 .822   67.00 57 7 34 29 28 76 .894 3.90   9.4 .145 8.34 2010 12 Jonathan Papelbon
Copyright 2009-11 by Andre Lower
Sources:
All-Time Major League Handbook
Win Shares Digital Update
baseball-reference.com
ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia