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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   CHI       1901 No qualifiers
       
1902 No qualifiers   CHI       1902 No qualifiers
       
1903 No qualifiers   CHI       1903 No qualifiers
       
1904 No qualifiers   CHI       1904 No qualifiers
       
1905 No qualifiers   CHI       1905 No qualifiers
       
1906 No qualifiers   CHI       1906 No qualifiers
       
1907 2 Ed Walsh Vet   CHI 3 R 26 SP   10 10 0 1 4   31.67 26 0 9 6 7 15 .455 1.71   4.3 .430 4.60 1907 2 Ed Walsh
       
1908 1 Ed Walsh Vet   CHI 3 R 27 SP   17 15 5 1 6   45.33 34 0 11 7 5 26 .667 1.39   7.4 .435 7.75 1908 1 Ed Walsh
       
1909 No qualifiers   CHI       1909 No qualifiers
       
1910 1 Ed Walsh Vet   CHI 6 R 29 SP   9 7 2 2 5   25.67 17 0 6 4 4 18 .857 1.40   4.3 .478 4.89 1910 1 Ed Walsh
       
1911 1 Ed Walsh Vet 2   CHI 4 R 30 SP   19 19 7 5 4   51.33 46 1 17 13 10 36 .643 2.28   5.6 .295 5.39 1911 1 Ed Walsh
       
1912 1 Ed Walsh Vet 2   CHI 4 R 31 SP   21 18 4 2 10   62.00 52 1 20 15 15 40 .597 2.18   9.7 .462 10.87 1912 1 Ed Walsh
1912 5 Frank Lange   CHI 4 R 28 SP   10 9 3 1 3   27.00 27 1 14 10 11 16 .421 3.33   2.9 .290 2.57 1912 5 Frank Lange
1912 6 George Mogridge   R CHI 4 L 23   10 5 1 1 3   25.67 27 1 13 12 6 12 .364 4.21   2.8 .280 2.45 1912 6 George Mogridge
       
1913 2 Reb Russell   R CHI 5 L 24 SP   15 10 3 1 4   33.00 26 0 9 7 8 13 .382 1.91   5.1 .340 5.68 1913 2 Reb Russell
       
1914 2 Red Faber Vet   R CHI T6 R 25 SP   21 17 2 2 4   51.67 44 1 22 15 18 25 .403 2.61   5.3 .252 5.18 1914 2 Red Faber
1914 5 Eddie Cicotte T27   CHI T6 R 30 SP   15 11 1 0 3   42.33 35 0 15 10 11 19 .413 2.13   4.2 .280 4.33 1914 5 Eddie Cicotte
       
1915 9 Eddie Cicotte   CHI 3 R 31 SP   13 7 0 2 3   34.00 33 0 14 11 7 16 .400 2.91   3.5 .269 3.47 1915 9 Eddie Cicotte
       
1916 4 Reb Russell   CHI 2 L 27 SP   30 15 5 1 3   65.33 51 0 22 18 10 28 .459 2.48   5.8 .193 4.99 1916 4 Reb Russell
1916 2 Eddie Cicotte   CHI 2 R 32 SP   25 15 3 2 5   51.67 38 0 15 10 19 25 .439 1.74   6.9 .276 7.09 1916 2 Eddie Cicotte
       
1917 2 Dave Danforth   CHI 1 L 27   41 26 6 3 9   111.67 100 1 36 33 48 51 .345 2.66   9.6 .234 8.55 1917 2 Dave Danforth
1917 4 Eddie Cicotte   CHI 1 R 33 SP   14 9 5 1 4   35.67 25 0 8 6 7 15 .469 1.51   5.3 .379 6.00 1917 4 Eddie Cicotte
1917 9 Red Faber Vet   CHI 1 R 28 SP   12 10 2 3 3   29.00 26 0 11 6 10 10 .278 1.86   2.9 .242 2.62 1917 9 Red Faber
1917 7 Reb Russell   CHI 1 L 28 SP   11 7 2 1 3   25.33 23 0 8 5 4 7 .259 1.78   3.6 .327 3.79 1917 7 Reb Russell
       
1918 No qualifiers   CHI       1918 No qualifiers
       
1919 No qualifiers   CHI       1919 No qualifiers
       
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 5 Dickie Kerr   CHI 2 L 26 SP   18 14 4 1 5   46.00 56 2 23 23 16 14 .194 4.50   2.6 .144 1.66 1920 5 Dickie Kerr
       
1921 9 Roy Wilkinson   CHI 7 R 27 SP   13 12 0 2 3   37.67 53 0 23 21 6 13 .220 5.02   2.6 .200 2.07 1921 9 Roy Wilkinson
       
1922 No qualifiers   CHI       1922 No qualifiers
       
1923 1 Sloppy Thurston   R CHI 7 R 24   32 29 3 2 4   99.33 106 8 31 29 14 36 .300 2.63   13.0 .406 13.85 1923 1 Sloppy Thurston
1923 10 Dixie Leverett   CHI 7 R 29 SP   14 10 1 3 3   46.00 54 1 21 20 10 21 .328 3.91   3.7 .264 3.23 1923 10 Dixie Leverett
1923 12 Mike Cvengros   R CHI 7 L 21 SP   15 9 2 2 3   31.33 29 0 19 16 21 12 .240 4.60   3.2 .213 2.51 1923 12 Mike Cvengros
       
1924 6 Sarge Connally   R CHI 8 R 25   31 25 4 5 6   69.33 63 0 34 24 31 25 .266 3.12   6.4 .206 5.53 1924 6 Sarge Connally
1924 10 Ted Lyons BBW   R CHI 8 R 23 SP   19 15 1 1 3   50.00 59 4 34 25 18 13 .169 4.50   4.3 .226 3.89 1924 10 Ted Lyons
       
1925 7 Sarge Connally   CHI 5 R 26   39 28 5 6 7   95.67 112 1 56 48 55 43 .257 4.52   5.8 .149 4.38 1925 7 Sarge Connally
1925 10 Ted Lyons BBW 20   CHI 5 R 24 SP   11 8 2 2 3   23.33 23 0 15 12 14 5 .135 4.63   1.8 .164 1.42 1925 10 Ted Lyons
       
1926 10 Sarge Connally   CHI 5 R 27   23 17 1 4 4   46.33 58 0 24 17 19 23 .299 3.30   3.7 .161 2.69 1926 10 Sarge Connally
1926 11 Sloppy Thurston   CHI 5 R 27   18 15 2 3 3   51.00 58 3 37 31 15 11 .151 5.47   0.8 .044 0.30 1926 11 Sloppy Thurston
       
1927 4 Sarge Connally   CHI 5 R 28 SP   25 19 6 3 5   51.33 60 1 32 26 19 16 .203 4.56   7.3 .292 7.19 1927 4 Sarge Connally
       
1928 6 Ted Lyons BBW T22   CHI 5 R 27 SP   12 12 2 0 7   20.33 23 2 8 6 2 10 .400 2.66   4.8 .400 4.97 1928 6 Ted Lyons
       
1929 No qualifiers   CHI       1929 No qualifiers
       
1930 6 Hal McKain   CHI 7 R 23   27 19 6 1 4   66.33 65 0 40 30 29 40 .426 4.07   4.6 .170 3.53 1930 6 Hal McKain
       
1931 9 Vic Frasier   R CHI 8 R 26 SP   17 8 2 1 4   47.67 48 1 32 27 27 13 .173 5.10   2.7 .159 1.97 1931 9 Vic Frasier
       
1932 8 Red Faber Vet   CHI 7 R 43   37 28 2 6 5   79.67 80 0 39 24 29 19 .174 2.71   5.1 .138 3.79 1932 8 Red Faber
       
1933 2 Joe Heving   CHI 6 R 32   34 20 5 1 6   80.33 67 3 26 15 19 34 .395 1.68   11.7 .344 13.47 1933 2 Joe Heving
1933 4 Red Faber Vet   CHI 6 R 44   34 24 3 2 5   76.33 82 2 34 30 24 16 .151 3.54   6.2 .182 5.18 1933 4 Red Faber
       
1934 8 Joe Heving   CHI 8 R 33   31 21 1 5 4   82.00 126 12 76 63 41 39 .234 6.91   - .000 - 1934 8 Joe Heving
       
1935 7 Whit Wyatt   CHI 5 R 27   29 25 4 3 5   50.00 60 5 37 35 23 21 .253 6.30   1.2 .041 0.51 1935 7 Whit Wyatt
       
1936 4 Clint Brown   CHI 3 R 32   36 29 6 1 5   75.67 89 4 39 35 22 17 .153 4.16   6.4 .178 4.79 1936 4 Clint Brown
       
1937 1 Clint Brown   CHI 3 R 33   53 48 7 7 18   100.00 92 7 47 38 36 51 .398 3.42   14.4 .272 15.21 1937 1 Clint Brown
       
1938 No qualifiers   CHI       1938 No qualifiers
       
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 1 Clint Brown 11   CHI 4 R 35   61 56 11 10 18   118.33 127 8 58 51 27 41 .266 3.88   15.9 .261 17.14 1939 1 Clint Brown
       
1940 3 Clint Brown   CHI T4 R 36   37 36 4 6 10   66.00 75 5 30 27 16 23 .253 3.68   6.9 .186 6.83 1940 3 Clint Brown
1940 9 Pete Appleton   CHI T4 R 36   25 16 4 0 5   57.67 54 8 39 36 28 21 .256 5.62   3.1 .124 2.51 1940 9 Pete Appleton
       
1941 No qualifiers   CHI       1941 No qualifiers
       
1942 1 Joe Haynes   CHI 6 R 24   39 35 8 4 6   95.00 78 4 31 27 42 34 .283 2.56   10.8 .277 11.41 1942 1 Joe Haynes
       
1943 1 Gordon Maltzberger T27   R CHI 4 R 30   37 33 7 4 14   98.67 86 8 29 27 24 48 .436 2.46   13.0 .351 14.82 1943 1 Gordon Maltzberger
       
1944 2 Gordon Maltzberger   CHI 7 R 31   46 41 10 5 12   91.33 81 2 31 30 19 49 .490 2.96   13.0 .283 13.32 1944 2 Gordon Maltzberger
       
1945 7 Johnny Johnson   R CHI 6 L 30   29 19 3 0 4   69.67 85 2 39 33 35 38 .317 4.26   2.4 .083 1.41 1945 7 Johnny Johnson
1945 4 Earl Caldwell   CHI 6 R 40   16 15 1 3 4   22.33 22 1 10 9 8 9 .300 3.63   3.1 .194 2.78 1945 4 Earl Caldwell
       
1946 1 Earl Caldwell 14   CHI 5 R 41   39 37 13 4 8   90.67 60 2 28 21 29 42 .472 2.08   13.5 .346 15.63 1946 1 Earl Caldwell
       
1947 6 Earl Harrist   CHI 6 R 28   29 12 3 5 5   79.33 70 2 30 24 33 49 .476 2.72   5.0 .172 4.49 1947 6 Earl Harrist
1947 9 Earl Caldwell   CHI 6 R 42   40 30 1 4 8   54.33 53 4 23 22 30 22 .265 3.64   3.8 .095 2.53 1947 9 Earl Caldwell
1947 8 Gordon Maltzberger   CHI 6 R 34   33 22 1 4 5   63.67 61 4 26 24 25 22 .256 3.39   4.8 .145 3.96 1947 8 Gordon Maltzberger
1947 11 Pete Gebrian   R CHI 6 R 23   23 10 2 0 5   46.00 39 5 39 24 24 14 .222 4.70   1.5 .065 0.83 1947 11 Pete Gebrian
       
1948 3 Howie Judson   R CHI 8 R 22   35 18 4 2 8   80.33 67 3 37 34 41 27 .250 3.81   7.0 .200 6.18 1948 3 Howie Judson
       
1949 No qualifiers   CHI       1949 No qualifiers
       
1950 No qualifiers   CHI       1950 No qualifiers
       
1951 No qualifiers   CHI       1951 No qualifiers
       
1952 1 Harry Dorish   CHI 3 R 30   38 27 7 4 11   82.00 59 4 26 23 38 43 .443 2.52   10.8 .284 11.72 1952 1 Harry Dorish
1952 11 Bill Kennedy   CHI 3 L 31   46 24 2 1 5   64.67 49 3 23 18 33 39 .476 2.51   2.8 .061 1.40 1952 11 Bill Kennedy
1952 10 Luis Aloma   CHI 3 R 28   25 15 3 1 6   40.00 42 5 20 19 11 18 .340 4.28   2.6 .104 1.70 1952 10 Luis Aloma
       
1953 3 Harry Dorish   CHI 3 R 31   49 36 7 4 18   102.67 94 7 43 39 42 47 .346 3.42   11.6 .237 11.51 1953 3 Harry Dorish
       
1954 10 Harry Dorish   CHI 3 R 32   31 19 2 2 6   61.67 52 6 26 24 20 32 .444 3.50   4.8 .155 3.93 1954 10 Harry Dorish
1954 9 Morrie Martin   CHI 3 L 31   33 17 3 4 5   52.67 46 5 16 15 20 27 .409 2.56   5.9 .179 4.06 1954 9 Morrie Martin
1954 8 Don Johnson   CHI 3 R 27 SP   30 17 2 3 7   46.33 39 7 16 15 11 27 .540 2.91   5.6 .187 5.03 1954 8 Don Johnson
       
1955 6 Sandy Consuegra   CHI 3 R 34   37 21 3 3 7   76.00 78 3 26 23 11 25 .281 2.72   8.4 .227 8.63 1955 6 Sandy Consuegra
1955 5 Dixie Howell   R CHI 3 R 35   35 25 8 3 9   73.67 70 1 27 24 25 25 .263 2.93   9.6 .274 10.83 1955 5 Dixie Howell
       
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
1956 No qualifiers CHI       1956 No qualifiers
     
1957 5 Dixie Howell CHI 2 R 37   37 19 6 5 6 4 .600   68.33 64 6 25 25 30 37 .394 3.29   6.2 .168 7.25 1957 5 Dixie Howell
1957 8 Paul LaPalme CHI 2 L 33   35 21 1 4 7 4 .636   40.33 35 5 16 15 19 19 .352 3.35   3.2 .091 2.09 1957 8 Paul LaPalme
     
1958 7 Gerry Staley CHI 2 R 37   50 28 4 5 8 3 .727   85.33 81 10 36 30 24 27 .257 3.16   6.9 .138 5.11 1958 7 Gerry Staley
1958 8 Turk Lown CHI 2 R 34   27 15 3 3 8 5 .615   40.67 49 1 22 18 28 40 .519 3.98   3.7 .137 2.72 1958 8 Turk Lown
     
1959 1 Gerry Staley T28 CHI 1 R 38   67 37 8 5 14 4 .778   116.33 111 5 39 29 25 54 .397 2.24   15.6 .233 17.02 1959 1 Gerry Staley
1959 2 Turk Lown CHI 1 R 35   60 37 9 2 15 3 .833   93.33 73 12 32 30 42 63 .548 2.89   12.8 .213 13.36 1959 2 Turk Lown
     
1960 2 Gerry Staley 23 a(2) CHI 3 R 39   64 45 13 8 10 14 .417   115.33 94 8 40 31 25 52 .437 2.42   14.2 .222 14.54 1960 2 Gerry Staley
     
1961 5 Turk Lown CHI 4 R 37   59 36 7 5 11 5 .688   101.00 87 13 37 31 35 50 .410 2.76   11.7 .198 10.91 1961 5 Turk Lown
1961 12 Warren Hacker CHI 4 R 36   42 26 3 3 8 3 .727   57.33 62 8 26 24 8 40 .571 3.77   5.3 .126 3.94 1961 12 Warren Hacker
     
1962 No qualifiers CHI       1962 No qualifiers
     
1963 4 Hoyt Wilhelm BBW CHI 2 R 39   52 40 5 7 21 7 .750   113.33 91 8 41 36 27 96 .814 2.86   12.7 .244 13.07 1963 4 Hoyt Wilhelm
1963 9 Jim Brosnan CHI 2 R 33   45 33 3 8 14 4 .778   73.00 71 7 24 23 22 46 .495 2.84   9.0 .200 8.39 1963 9 Jim Brosnan
     
1964 2 Hoyt Wilhelm BBW T19 CHI 2 R 40   73 55 12 9 27 4 .871   131.33 94 7 35 29 30 95 .766 1.99   20.7 .284 23.38 1964 2 Hoyt Wilhelm
1964 10 Eddie Fisher CHI 2 R 27   57 30 6 3 9 1 .900   116.33 78 9 37 36 31 70 .642 2.79   10.4 .182 9.42 1964 10 Eddie Fisher
1964 15 Don Mossi CHI 2 L 35   34 17 3 1 7 3 .700   40.00 37 9 16 13 7 36 .818 2.93   3.6 .106 2.49 1964 15 Don Mossi
     
1965 4 Eddie Fisher 4 a CHI 2 R 28   82 60 15 7 24 4 .857   165.33 118 13 51 44 43 90 .559 2.40   20.4 .249 21.39 1965 4 Eddie Fisher
1965 3 Hoyt Wilhelm BBW CHI 2 R 41   66 45 7 7 20 3 .870   144.00 88 11 34 29 32 106 .883 1.81   19.3 .292 21.94 1965 3 Hoyt Wilhelm
     
1966 6 Bob Locker CHI 4 R 28   56 35 9 8 12 5 .706   95.00 73 2 32 26 23 70 .729 2.46   11.3 .202 11.35 1966 6 Bob Locker
1966 5 Hoyt Wilhelm BBW CHI 4 R 42   46 30 5 2 6 4 .600   81.33 50 6 21 15 17 61 .910 1.66   10.0 .217 12.19 1966 5 Hoyt Wilhelm
     
1967 2 Bob Locker CHI 4 R 29   77 47 7 5 20 4 .833   124.67 102 5 34 29 23 80 .640 2.09   15.7 .204 15.73 1967 2 Bob Locker
1967 3 Hoyt Wilhelm BBW CHI 4 R 43   49 30 8 3 12 3 .800   89.00 58 2 21 13 34 76 .826 1.31   13.4 .273 15.55 1967 3 Hoyt Wilhelm
     
1968 1 Wilbur Wood T25 CHI T8 L 26   86 46 12 11 16 5 .762   145.00 113 8 35 31 31 71 .493 1.92   17.0 .198 17.34 1968 1 Wilbur Wood
1968 4 Hoyt Wilhelm BBW CHI T8 R 44   72 39 4 4 12 3 .800   93.67 69 4 20 18 24 72 .774 1.73   11.8 .164 10.96 1968 4 Hoyt Wilhelm
1968 7 Bob Locker CHI T8 R 30   70 32 5 4 10 3 .769   90.33 78 4 27 23 27 62 .590 2.29   8.8 .126 7.16 1968 7 Bob Locker
     
1969 5 Wilbur Wood CHI 5W L 27   76 50 10 11 15 7 .682   119.67 113 13 48 40 40 73 .477 3.01   14.2 .187 13.47 1969 5 Wilbur Wood
     
1970 7 Wilbur Wood CHI 6W L 28   77 62 9 13 21 6 .778   121.67 118 7 50 38 36 85 .552 2.81   14.4 .187 13.82 1970 7 Wilbur Wood
     
1971 2 Bart Johnson CHI 3W R 21 SP   37 24 4 4 14 5 .737   73.33 51 3 19 16 50 63 .624 1.96   12.9 .349 17.14 1971 2 Bart Johnson
     
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 2 Terry Forster R CHI 2W L 20   62 45 6 5 29 6 .829   100.00 75 0 31 25 44 104 .874 2.25   17.2 .277 21.71 1972 2 Terry Forster
     
1973 3 Cy Acosta R CHI 5W R 26   48 42 10 6 18 4 .818   97.00 66 8 30 24 39 60 .571 2.23   15.4 .321 18.23 1973 3 Cy Acosta
1973 5 Terry Forster CHI 5W L 21   39 29 3 4 16 3 .842   90.67 76 2 24 22 44 75 .625 2.18   13.5 .346 16.59 1973 5 Terry Forster
     
1974 6 Terry Forster CHI 4W L 22   58 49 7 7 24 10 .706   131.00 112 5 50 48 47 105 .660 3.30   13.5 .233 13.89 1974 6 Terry Forster
     
1975 1 Goose Gossage BBW 17 T6 a CHI 5W R 23   62 49 9 8 26 5 .839   141.67 99 3 32 29 70 130 .769 1.84   22.8 .368 29.61 1975 1 Goose Gossage
     
1976 13 Dave Hamilton CHI 6W L 28   44 34 6 5 10 3 .769   84.67 71 3 31 29 43 57 .500 3.08   7.6 .173 6.94 1976 13 Dave Hamilton
1976 8 Clay Carroll CHI 6W R 35   29 20 4 4 6 4 .600   77.33 67 1 26 22 24 38 .418 2.56   8.1 .279 9.42 1976 8 Clay Carroll
     
1977 3 Larrin LaGrow CHI 3W R 28   66 49 7 3 25 3 .893   98.67 81 10 32 27 35 63 .543 2.46   15.6 .236 16.45 1977 3 Larrin LaGrow
1977 19 Dave Hamilton CHI 3W L 29   55 21 4 5 9 6 .600   67.33 71 6 33 27 33 45 .433 3.61   5.4 .098 3.67 1977 19 Dave Hamilton
     
1978 20 Jim Willoughby CHI 5W R 29   59 47 1 6 13 2 .867   93.33 95 6 41 40 19 36 .316 3.86   7.5 .127 5.87 1978 20 Jim Willoughby
1978 21 Larrin LaGrow CHI 5W R 29   52 41 6 5 16 6 .727   88.00 85 9 47 43 38 41 .333 4.40   6.5 .125 5.05 1978 21 Larrin LaGrow
     
1979 10 Ed Farmer CHI 5W R 29   39 30 3 4 14 3 .824   67.33 42 2 20 8 28 42 .600 1.07   11.0 .282 11.07 1979 10 Ed Farmer
1979 11 Mike Proly CHI 5W R 28   32 24 3 4 9 2 .818   58.00 48 2 19 16 29 23 .299 2.48   9.1 .284 10.08 1979 11 Mike Proly
     
1980 6 Mike Proly CHI 5W R 29   59 31 4 8 8 6 .571   130.67 110 5 52 37 55 49 .297 2.55   14.7 .249 15.41 1980 6 Mike Proly
1980 7 Ed Farmer a CHI 5W R 30   64 55 7 9 30 11 .732   99.67 92 6 37 37 56 54 .365 3.34   14.0 .219 13.75 1980 7 Ed Farmer
     
1981 7 Lamarr Hoyt CHI 3W R 26   42 30 9 3 10 1 .909   86.67 78 9 36 32 24 58 .569 3.32   7.2 .171 6.16 1981 7 Lamarr Hoyt
1981 13 Ed Farmer CHI 3W R 31   42 25 3 3 10 5 .667   52.67 53 5 33 27 34 42 .483 4.61   1.5 .036 0.58 1981 13 Ed Farmer
     
1982 12 Salome Barojas R CHI 3W R 25   61 42 6 6 21 6 .778   106.67 96 9 43 42 46 56 .394 3.54   11.1 .182 9.63 1982 12 Salome Barojas
     
1983 6 Salome Barojas CHI 1W R 26   52 29 3 3 12 4 .750   87.33 70 2 24 24 32 38 .373 2.47   12.0 .231 12.21 1983 6 Salome Barojas
1983 T9 Dennis Lamp CHI 1W R 30   44 31 4 5 15 5 .750   87.33 97 3 35 35 15 34 .304 3.61   9.8 .223 9.80 1983 T9 Dennis Lamp
     
1984 14 Ron Reed CHI T5W R 41   51 38 0 6 12 5 .706   73.00 67 7 29 25 14 57 .704 3.08   8.6 .169 7.84 1984 14 Ron Reed
1984 21 Juan Agosto R CHI T5W L 26   49 18 2 1 7 3 .700   55.33 54 2 20 19 34 26 .295 3.09   6.0 .122 4.66 1984 21 Juan Agosto
     
1985 1 Bob James CHI 3W R 26   69 60 8 7 32 9 .780   110.00 90 5 31 26 23 88 .779 2.13   21.8 .316 26.45 1985 1 Bob James
     
1986 16 Gene Nelson CHI 5W R 25   53 26 6 5 6 5 .545   108.00 111 7 48 45 37 67 .453 3.75   8.8 .166 7.99 1986 16 Gene Nelson
1986 12 Dave Schmidt CHI 5W R 29   48 21 3 5 8 3 .727   87.67 88 9 33 30 26 63 .553 3.08   9.8 .204 9.86 1986 12 Dave Schmidt
1986 26 Bob James CHI 5W R 27   49 40 5 4 14 8 .636   58.33 61 8 36 34 23 32 .381 5.25   4.3 .088 2.84 1986 26 Bob James
1986 14 Bobby Thigpen R CHI 5W R 22   20 14 2 0 7 4 .636   35.67 26 1 7 7 12 20 .526 1.77   6.9 .345 9.04 1986 14 Bobby Thigpen
     
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
1987 22 Jim Winn CHI 5W R 27   56 24 4 6 6 6 .500   94.00 95 10 54 50 62 44 .280 4.79   4.6 .082 3.01 1987 22 Jim Winn
1987 4 Bobby Thigpen R CHI 5W R 23   51 37 7 5 16 3 .842   89.00 86 10 30 27 24 52 .473 2.73   12.5 .245 14.13 1987 4 Bobby Thigpen
1987 21 Bob James CHI 5W R 28   43 32 4 6 10 2 .833   54.00 54 10 32 28 17 34 .479 4.67   4.3 .100 3.11 1987 21 Bob James
     
1988 13 Bobby Thigpen CHI 5W R 24   68 59 5 8 34 9 .791   90.00 96 6 38 33 33 62 .481 3.30   10.6 .156 9.50 1988 13 Bobby Thigpen
     
1989 20 Bobby Thigpen CHI 7W R 25   61 56 2 6 34 9 .791   79.00 62 10 34 33 40 47 .461 3.76   8.3 .136 7.00 1989 20 Bobby Thigpen
1989 24 Donn Pall R CHI 7W R 27   53 27 4 5 6 4 .600   87.00 90 9 35 32 19 58 .532 3.31   5.9 .111 4.50 1989 24 Donn Pall
     
1990 2 Bobby Thigpen 5 4 a CHI 2W R 26   77 73 4 6 57 8 .877   88.67 60 5 20 18 32 70 .761 1.83   20.5 .266 24.51 1990 2 Bobby Thigpen
     
1991 13 Scott Radinsky CHI 2W L 23   67 19 5 5 8 7 .533   71.33 53 4 18 16 23 49 .645 2.02   10.6 .158 9.56 1991 13 Scott Radinsky
1991 16 Bobby Thigpen CHI 2W R 27   67 58 7 5 30 9 .769   69.67 63 10 32 27 38 47 .465 3.49   8.1 .121 6.38 1991 16 Bobby Thigpen
     
1992 17 Scott Radinsky CHI 3W L 24   68 33 3 7 15 8 .652   59.33 54 3 21 18 34 48 .545 2.73   7.2 .106 5.55 1992 17 Scott Radinsky
1992 24 Bobby Thigpen CHI 3W R 28   55 40 1 3 22 7 .759   55.00 58 4 29 29 33 45 .495 4.75   3.1 .056 1.75 1992 24 Bobby Thigpen
1992 4 Roberto Hernandez R CHI 3W R 27   43 27 7 3 12 4 .750   71.00 45 4 15 13 20 68 1.046 1.65   12.7 .295 16.33 1992 4 Roberto Hernandez
     
1993 3 Roberto Hernandez CHI 1W R 28   70 67 3 4 38 6 .864   78.67 66 6 21 20 20 71 .826 2.29   15.6 .223 17.30 1993 3 Roberto Hernandez
     
1994 11 Roberto Hernandez CHI 1C R 29   45 43 4 4 14 6 .700   47.67 44 5 29 26 19 50 .794 4.91   5.1 .113 4.16 1994 11 Roberto Hernandez
     
1995 14 Roberto Hernandez CHI 3C R 30   60 57 3 7 32 10 .762   59.67 63 9 30 26 28 84 .923 3.92   6.1 .102 4.47 1995 14 Roberto Hernandez
     
1996 1 Roberto Hernandez T6 a CHI 2C R 31   72 61 6 5 38 8 .826   84.67 65 2 21 18 38 85 .825 1.91   17.1 .238 19.72 1996 1 Roberto Hernandez
     
1997 15 Matt Karchner CHI 2C R 30   52 25 3 1 15 1 .938   52.67 50 4 18 17 26 30 .395 2.90   8.4 .162 7.99 1997 15 Matt Karchner
1997 5 Roberto Hernandez CHI 2C R 32   46 43 5 1 27 4 .871   48.00 38 5 15 13 24 47 .758 2.44   11.2 .243 13.08 1997 5 Roberto Hernandez
     
1998 11 Bill Simas CHI 2C R 26   60 41 4 3 18 6 .750   70.67 54 12 29 28 22 56 .737 3.57   9.6 .160 8.98 1998 11 Bill Simas
1998 14 Bobby Howry R CHI 2C R 24   44 15 0 3 9 2 .818   54.33 37 7 20 19 19 51 .911 3.15   7.2 .164 6.81 1998 14 Bobby Howry
1998 17 Matt Karchner CHI 2C R 31   32 23 2 4 11 4 .733   36.67 33 2 21 21 19 30 .577 5.15   4.4 .138 3.82 1998 17 Matt Karchner
     
1999 3 Keith Foulke T10 CHI 2C R 26   67 31 3 3 9 4 .692   105.33 72 11 28 26 21 123 1.323 2.22   16.4 .245 18.99 1999 3 Keith Foulke
1999 12 Bobby Howry CHI 2C R 25   69 54 5 3 28 6 .824   67.67 58 8 34 27 38 80 .833 3.59   10.0 .145 8.91 1999 12 Bobby Howry
     
2000 4 Keith Foulke CHI 1C R 27   72 58 3 1 34 5 .872   88.00 66 9 31 29 22 91 1.034 2.97   16.4 .228 18.83 2000 4 Keith Foulke
2000 15 Bobby Howry CHI 1C R 26   65 29 2 4 7 5 .583   71.00 54 6 26 25 29 60 .723 3.17   8.5 .131 7.39 2000 15 Bobby Howry
     
2001 2 Keith Foulke CHI 3C R 28   72 69 4 9 42 3 .933   81.00 57 3 21 21 22 75 .949 2.33   17.0 .236 19.75 2001 2 Keith Foulke
2001 18 Bobby Howry CHI 3C R 27   69 23 4 5 5 6 .455   78.67 85 11 41 41 30 64 .557 4.69   5.4 .078 3.61 2001 18 Bobby Howry
     
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 12 Keith Foulke CHI 2C R 29   65 35 2 4 11 3 .786   77.67 65 7 26 25 13 58 .744 2.90   9.9 .152 9.36 2002 12 Keith Foulke
2002 13 Damaso Marte R CHI 2C L 27   68 22 1 1 10 2 .833   60.33 44 5 19 19 18 72 1.161 2.83   8.9 .131 7.80 2002 13 Damaso Marte
2002 15 Antonio Osuna CHI 2C R 29   59 28 8 2 11 3 .786   67.67 64 1 32 29 28 66 .717 3.86   8.1 .137 7.27 2002 15 Antonio Osuna
     
2003 3 Damaso Marte CHI 2C L 28   71 25 4 2 11 7 .611   79.67 50 3 16 14 34 87 1.036 1.58   16.1 .227 18.08 2003 3 Damaso Marte
2003 7 Tom Gordon CHI 2C R 35   66 35 7 6 12 5 .706   74.00 57 4 29 26 31 91 1.034 3.16   10.9 .165 10.44 2003 7 Tom Gordon
2003 21 Billy Koch CHI 2C R 28   55 45 5 5 11 4 .733   53.00 59 10 36 34 28 42 .483 5.77   2.0 .036 0.90 2003 21 Billy Koch
     
2004 13 Damaso Marte CHI 2C L 29   74 24 6 5 6 6 .500   73.67 56 10 28 28 34 68 .756 3.42   9.4 .127 7.76 2004 13 Damaso Marte
2004 6 Shingo Takatsu R-2 CHI 2C R 35   59 45 6 4 19 1 .950   62.33 40 6 17 16 21 50 .820 2.31   14.9 .253 17.32 2004 6 Shingo Takatsu
2004 24 Billy Koch CHI 2C R 29   24 19 1 1 8 3 .727   23.33 24 3 15 14 16 25 .625 5.40   1.6 .067 0.95 2004 24 Billy Koch
     
2005 4 Dustin Hermanson CHI 1C R 32   57 45 2 4 34 5 .872   57.33 46 4 17 13 17 33 .524 2.04   13.9 .244 15.72 2005 4 Dustin Hermanson
     
2006 10 Bobby Jenks a R CHI 3C R 25   67 58 3 4 41 4 .911   69.67 66 5 32 31 31 80 .825 4.00   12.0 .179 11.06 2006 10 Bobby Jenks
     
2007 2 Bobby Jenks a CHI 4C R 26   66 62 3 5 40 6 .870   65.00 45 2 20 20 13 56 .966 2.77   17.7 .268 20.96 2007 2 Bobby Jenks
     
2008 6 Bobby Jenks CHI 1C R 27   57 52 3 1 30 4 .882   61.67 51 3 18 18 17 38 .559 2.63   13.8 .242 15.31 2008 6 Bobby Jenks
     
2009 11 Bobby Jenks CHI 3C R 28   52 46 3 4 29 6 .829   53.33 52 9 24 22 16 49 .721 3.71   8.5 .163 8.09 2009 11 Bobby Jenks
     
2010 6 Matt Thornton a CHI 2C L 33   61 13 5 4 8 2 .800   60.67 41 3 18 18 20 81 1.328 2.67   12.9 .211 13.86 2010 6 Matt Thornton
2010 18 Bobby Jenks CHI 2C R 29   55 46 1 3 27 4 .871   52.67 54 3 28 26 18 61 .847 4.44   6.9 .125 5.71 2010 18 Bobby Jenks
Copyright 2009-11 by Andre Lower
Sources:
All-Time Major League Handbook
Win Shares Digital Update
baseball-reference.com
ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia