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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 2 Bill Hoffer   CLE 7 R 30   6 6 0 1 3   19.33 22 0 15 10 7 4 .138 4.66   1.9 .317 2.05 1901 2 Bill Hoffer
       
1902 No qualifiers   CLE       1903 No qualifiers
       
1903 No qualifiers   CLE       1904 No qualifiers
       
1904 No qualifiers   CLE       1905 No qualifiers
       
1905 No qualifiers   CLE       1902 No qualifiers
       
1906 1 Otto Hess   CLE 3 L 27 SP   7 7 1 0 3   23.33 19 0 7 5 6 12 .480 1.93   2.7 .386 2.87 1906 1 Otto Hess
       
1907 No qualifiers   CLE       1907 No qualifiers
       
1908 No qualifiers   CLE       1908 No qualifiers
       
1909 No qualifiers   CLE       1909 No qualifiers
       
1910 No qualifiers   CLE       1910 No qualifiers
       
1911 No qualifiers   CLE       1911 No qualifiers
       
1912 No qualifiers   CLE       1912 No qualifiers
       
1913 6 Vean Gregg   CLE 3 L 28 SP   10 10 2 0 3   22.00 20 0 8 5 10 13 .433 2.05   3.2 .320 3.46 1913 6 Vean Gregg
       
1914 No qualifiers   CLE       1914 No qualifiers
       
1915 8 Sad Sam Jones   R CLE 7 R 22   39 24 2 3 4   94.33 85 0 51 38 41 27 .214 3.63   5.4 .138 3.83 1915 8 Sad Sam Jones
       
1916 5 Jim Bagby   R CLE 6 R 26 SP   21 19 5 6 5   51.33 48 0 21 15 13 17 .279 2.63   5.1 .243 4.92 1916 5 Jim Bagby
1916 8 Stan Coveleski Vet   R CLE 6 R 26 SP   18 12 2 4 3   40.00 43 1 17 15 10 13 .245 3.38   4.6 .256 4.55 1916 8 Stan Coveleski
       
1917 3 Fritz Coumbe   CLE 3 L 27   24 14 3 2 5   60.67 54 0 24 14 16 14 .200 2.08   6.5 .271 6.23 1917 3 Fritz Coumbe
1917 1 Jim Bagby   CLE 3 R 27 SP   12 10 1 1 7   28.67 25 1 8 6 7 7 .219 1.88   6.6 .550 9.01 1917 1 Jim Bagby
1917 5 Stan Coveleski Vet   CLE 3 R 27 SP   9 8 1 2 4   21.33 14 0 6 4 7 10 .476 1.69   4.2 .467 5.28 1917 5 Stan Coveleski
       
1918 2 Jim Bagby   CLE 2 R 28 SP   14 14 2 2 6   32.33 33 0 13 10 9 7 .167 2.78   5.1 .364 5.59 1918 2 Jim Bagby
1918 4 Fritz Coumbe   CLE 2 L 28 SP   13 10 3 2 3   30.00 33 1 12 10 10 8 .186 3.00   3.8 .292 3.72 1918 4 Fritz Coumbe
       
1919 2 Stan Coveleski Vet   CLE 2 R 29 SP   9 9 1 4 4   21.00 20 0 7 6 4 8 .333 2.57   3.4 .378 3.71 1919 2 Stan Coveleski
1919 5 Jim Bagby   CLE 2 R 29 SP   3 3 0 0 3   6.67 7 0 3 2 1 2 .250 2.70   1.9 .633 2.69 1919 5 Jim Bagby
       
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   CLE       1920 No qualifiers
       
1921 4 Ray Caldwell   CLE 2 R 33   25 18 2 2 4   87.67 84 2 47 39 31 46 .400 4.00   6.7 .268 6.19 1921 4 Ray Caldwell
1921 3 Jim Bagby   CLE 2 R 31 SP   14 13 3 2 4   28.00 29 1 14 11 4 3 .091 3.54   6.1 .436 7.19 1921 3 Jim Bagby
       
1922 6 George Uhle   CLE 4 R 23 SP   10 8 1 1 3   16.33 19 0 5 5 9 4 .143 2.76   4.6 .460 5.00 1922 6 George Uhle
       
1923 13 George Uhle T8   CLE 3 R 24 SP   10 8 1 0 5   13.67 18 0 7 7 10 5 .179 4.61   2.6 .260 2.25 1923 13 George Uhle
       
1924 15 Dewey Metivier   CLE 6 R 26   20 13 1 1 3   46.67 65 2 26 22 19 12 .143 4.24   1.7 .085 0.94 1924 15 Dewey Metivier
       
1925 5 Joe Shaute   CLE 6 L 25 SP   9 8 0 2 4   16.33 16 3 8 8 7 7 .304 4.41   4.4 .489 6.02 1925 5 Joe Shaute
       
1926 No qualifiers   CLE       1926 No qualifiers
       
1927 No qualifiers   CLE       1927 No qualifiers
       
1928 1 Willis Hudlin   CLE 7 R 22 SP   16 13 6 0 7   36.67 15 0 5 5 13 10 .357 1.23   9.9 .619 12.75 1928 1 Willis Hudlin
       
1929 2 Wes Ferrell   R CLE 3 R 21 SP   18 12 5 2 5   46.33 45 2 22 17 25 19 .271 3.30   7.3 .406 8.24 1929 2 Wes Ferrell
       
1930 No qualifiers     CLE       1930 No qualifiers
       
1931 8 Willis Hudlin   CLE 4 R 25 SP   10 7 1 1 4   17.00 19 0 12 10 5 5 .208 5.29   2.3 .230 2.02 1931 8 Willis Hudlin
       
1932 No qualifiers   CLE       1932 No qualifiers
       
1933 5 Mel Harder   CLE 4 R 23 SP   12 10 3 1 4   25.00 30 1 11 6 10 4 .100 2.16   4.3 .358 5.05 1933 5 Mel Harder
       
1934 1 Lloyd Brown   CLE 3 L 29 SP   23 18 3 1 7   48.00 32 1 14 11 20 22 .423 2.06   7.1 .309 7.81 1934 1 Lloyd Brown
1934 5 Mel Harder 16   a CLE 3 R 24 SP   15 12 4 2 5   25.33 20 0 8 5 10 9 .300 1.78   4.7 .313 5.21 1934 5 Mel Harder
1934 7 Willis Hudlin   CLE 3 R 28 SP   10 7 1 3 4   13.00 20 0 14 12 4 1 .042 8.31   0.3 .030 0.10 1934 7 Willis Hudlin
       
1935 1 Lloyd Brown   CLE 3 L 30   34 19 5 3 4   63.33 63 3 25 22 27 26 .289 3.13   7.3 .215 7.13 1935 1 Lloyd Brown
1935 2 Oral Hildebrand   CLE 3 R 28 SP   14 9 3 0 5   29.33 25 2 8 8 6 12 .387 2.45   5.2 .371 6.66 1935 2 Oral Hildebrand
1935 5 Willis Hudlin   CLE 3 R 29 SP   7 6 0 1 5   9.33 8 0 2 2 4 2 .167 1.93   3.2 .457 4.55 1935 5 Willis Hudlin
       
1936 3 Oral Hildebrand   CLE 5 R 29 SP   15 12 3 1 4   38.33 43 1 15 15 21 15 .234 3.52   5.7 .380 6.23 1936 3 Oral Hildebrand
       
1937 5 Joe Heving   CLE 4 R 36   40 20 8 4 5   72.67 92 6 53 39 30 35 .287 4.83   4.6 .115 3.16 1937 5 Joe Heving
       
1938 4 John Humphries   R CLE 3 R 23   39 25 8 3 6   81.67 68 2 31 28 48 44 .379 3.09   6.0 .154 4.76 1938 4 John Humphries
1938 6 Mel Harder 16   CLE 3 R 28 SP   9 6 1 0 4   13.67 12 0 3 2 3 4 .267 1.32   3.5 .389 4.42 1938 6 Mel Harder
       
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 No qualifiers   CLE       1939 No qualifiers
       
1940 4 Harry Eisenstat   CLE 2 L 24   24 13 1 2 4   53.67 57 3 18 18 10 20 .299 3.02   5.0 .208 5.24 1940 4 Harry Eisenstat
1940 5 Johnny Allen   CLE 2 R 34 SP   15 12 3 1 5   31.00 27 1 12 11 16 15 .349 3.19   3.9 .260 4.56 1940 5 Johnny Allen
1940 10 Bob Feller BBW 1   a CLE 2 R 21 SP   6 5 1 1 4   6.33 4 0 2 2 5 5 .556 2.84   1.9 .317 2.46 1940 10 Bob Feller
       
1941 6 Clint Brown   CLE T4 R 37   41 28 3 3 5   74.33 77 3 30 27 28 22 .210 3.27   6.8 .166 5.25 1941 6 Clint Brown
1941 4 Joe Heving   CLE T4 R 40   24 13 3 2 5   48.00 41 1 16 13 25 10 .152 2.44   6.3 .263 6.12 1941 4 Joe Heving
       
1942 No qualifiers   CLE       1942 No qualifiers
       
1943 9 Joe Heving   CLE 3 R 42   29 18 1 1 9   67.33 52 1 21 20 28 34 .425 2.67   5.2 .179 4.23 1943 9 Joe Heving
       
1944 3 Joe Heving   CLE T5 R 43   62 38 8 2 10   113.67 101 2 38 22 37 42 .304 1.74   13.1 .211 11.58 1944 3 Joe Heving
1944 4 Eddie Klieman   R CLE T5 R 26 SP   28 14 5 3 5   52.33 45 1 15 14 24 12 .174 2.41   7.9 .282 8.07 1944 4 Eddie Klieman
       
1945 6 Eddie Klieman   CLE 5 R 27   26 18 1 3 4   42.67 46 1 22 20 24 8 .114 4.22   2.6 .100 1.68 1945 6 Eddie Klieman
1945 5 Allie Reynolds   a* CLE 5 R 30 SP   14 9 2 1 4   25.67 29 0 13 12 15 13 .295 4.21   2.2 .157 1.78 1945 5 Allie Reynolds
       
1946 4 Steve Gromek   CLE 6 R 26 SP   8 6 0 2 4   15.67 14 0 4 3 5 9 .474 1.72   2.6 .325 2.92 1946 4 Steve Gromek
1946 6 Bob Feller BBW 6   A CLE 6 R 27 SP   6 5 0 0 4   12.33 6 0 6 6 5 15 1.364 4.38   1.5 .250 1.48 1946 6 Bob Feller
       
1947 3 Eddie Klieman   CLE 4 R 29   58 34 5 4 17   92.00 78 5 32 31 39 21 .179 3.03   9.2 .159 7.95 1947 3 Eddie Klieman
       
1948 4 Russ Christopher   CLE 1 R 30   45 28 3 2 17   59.00 55 3 21 19 27 14 .171 2.90   7.5 .167 6.05 1948 4 Russ Christopher
       
1949 2 Al Benton   CLE 3 R 38   29 18 4 0 10   58.00 37 1 5 4 21 14 .241 0.62   12.5 .431 14.82 1949 2 Al Benton
1949 3 Satchel Paige Other   CLE 3 R 42   26 19 3 3 5   50.67 36 1 12 11 14 16 .320 1.95   7.3 .281 6.99 1949 3 Satchel Paige
       
1950 No qualifiers   CLE       1950 No qualifiers
       
1951 4 Lou Brissie   CLE 2 L 27   50 26 3 1 9   90.00 58 1 25 22 49 41 .383 2.20   10.6 .212 9.20 1951 4 Lou Brissie
1951 7 Mike Garcia 22   CLE 2 R 27 SP   17 14 3 2 6   27.33 26 0 14 11 13 16 .410 3.62   4.2 .247 3.94 1951 7 Mike Garcia
       
1952 No qualifiers   CLE       1952 No qualifiers
       
1953 9 Bob Hooper   CLE 2 R 31   43 26 5 4 7   69.33 50 4 37 31 38 16 .182 4.02   4.9 .114 3.37 1953 9 Bob Hooper
       
1954 1 Ray Narleski   R CLE 1 R 25   40 19 3 2 13   78.33 46 6 20 17 39 49 .576 1.95   11.3 .283 12.49 1954 1 Ray Narleski
1954 4 Don Mossi   R CLE 1 L 25   35 18 4 0 7   59.00 36 3 16 14 21 32 .561 2.14   8.5 .243 8.70 1954 4 Don Mossi
1954 5 Hal Newhouser Vet   CLE 1 L 33   25 15 7 1 7   42.00 26 2 11 11 17 20 .465 2.36   6.8 .272 7.37 1954 5 Hal Newhouser
1954 7 Mike Garcia T19   CLE 1 R 30 SP   11 8 0 0 5   18.00 10 0 4 3 4 8 .571 1.50   4.4 .400 5.78 1954 7 Mike Garcia
       
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 3 Ray Narleski 6   CLE 2 R 26   59 36 8 1 19   102.67 87 11 45 40 46 89 .669 3.51   12.2 .207 11.96 1955 3 Ray Narleski
1955 2 Don Mossi T24   CLE 2 L 26   56 27 4 3 9   80.67 73 3 23 17 18 69 .758 1.90   12.1 .216 12.12 1955 2 Don Mossi
       
1956 1 Don Mossi CLE 2 L 27   45 24 6 4 11   78.33 59 6 24 24 28 55 .632 2.76   10.9 .242 12.71 1956 1 Don Mossi
     
1957 3 Ray Narleski CLE 6 R 28 SP   31 24 5 0 16 0 1.000   48.00 45 2 19 14 23 35 .515 2.63   9.1 .294 10.68 1957 3 Ray Narleski
     
1958 No qualifiers CLE       1958 No qualifiers
     
1959 No qualifiers CLE       1959 No qualifiers
     
1960 5 Johnny Klippstein CLE 4 R 32   49 30 5 5 14 0 1.000   74.33 53 8 30 24 35 46 .523 2.91   8.9 .182 8.24 1960 5 Johnny Klippstein
     
1961 6 Frank Funk R CLE 5 R 25   56 43 11 11 11 11 .500   92.33 79 9 35 34 31 64 .582 3.31   10.8 .193 9.93 1961 6 Frank Funk
     
1962 4 Gary Bell CLE 6 R 25   51 37 9 6 12 7 .632   84.67 62 5 31 27 41 67 .650 2.87   10.5 .206 10.03 1962 4 Gary Bell
     
1963 11 Ted Abernathy CLE T5 L 30   43 33 7 2 12 2 .857   59.33 54 3 25 19 29 47 .566 2.88   8.0 .186 7.19 1963 11 Ted Abernathy
     
1964 5 Don McMahon CLE T6 R 34   70 39 6 4 16 4 .800   101.00 67 7 31 27 52 92 .773 2.41   13.7 .196 12.85 1964 5 Don McMahon
1964 16 Ted Abernathy CLE T6 L 31   53 27 2 6 11 4 .733   72.67 66 5 40 35 46 57 .509 4.33   3.3 .062 1.74 1964 16 Ted Abernathy
     
1965 12 Gary Bell CLE 5 R 28   60 33 6 5 17 4 .810   103.67 86 7 43 35 50 86 .632 3.04   10.2 .170 8.84 1965 12 Gary Bell
1965 13 Don McMahon CLE 5 R 35   58 31 3 3 11 1 .917   85.00 79 8 36 31 37 60 .517 3.28   6.5 .112 4.58 1965 13 Don McMahon
     
1966 17 Dick Radatz CLE 5 R 29   39 25 0 3 10 1 .909   56.67 49 6 33 29 34 49 .590 4.61   1.9 .049 0.78 1966 17 Dick Radatz
1966 12 Luis Tiant CLE 5 R 25 SP   30 22 4 6 8 2 .800   42.33 33 4 14 13 14 40 .851 2.76   6.3 .210 6.45 1966 12 Luis Tiant
     
1967 No qualifiers CLE       1967 No qualifiers
     
1968 2 Vicente Romo R CLE 3 R 25   39 29 5 2 12 3 .800   77.33 40 4 13 13 29 53 .768 1.51   12.8 .328 16.83 1968 2 Vicente Romo
1968 10 Stan Williams CLE 3 R 31 SP   20 16 2 0 9 2 .818   29.00 28 1 9 8 11 18 .462 2.48   5.4 .270 6.44 1968 10 Stan Williams
     
1969 14 Stan Williams CLE 6E R 32 SP   46 26 2 9 12 5 .706   82.33 71 15 36 34 33 65 .625 3.72   7.1 .154 6.11 1969 14 Stan Williams
     
1970 13 Dennis Higgins CLE 5E R 30   58 29 4 6 11 2 .846   90.33 82 8 43 40 54 82 .603 3.99   8.3 .143 6.97 1970 13 Dennis Higgins
     
1971 19 Phil Hennigan CLE 6E R 25   57 38 4 3 14 2 .875   82.00 80 13 45 45 51 69 .527 4.94   3.7 .065 2.12 1971 19 Phil Hennigan
     
1972 17 Steve Mingori CLE 5E L 28   41 23 0 6 10 3 .769   57.00 67 4 28 25 36 47 .456 3.95   0.2 .005 0.04 1972 17 Steve Mingori
     
1973 21 Jerry Johnson CLE 6E R 29   38 29 5 6 5 6 .455   59.00 68 7 46 39 36 45 .433 5.95   - .000 - 1973 21 Jerry 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
1974 10 Tom Buskey R CLE 4E R 27   51 40 2 6 17 7 .708   93.00 93 10 36 33 33 40 .317 3.19   8.7 .171 7.37 1974 10 Tom Buskey
     
1975 5 Dave LaRoche CLE 4E L 27   61 41 5 3 17 3 .850   82.33 61 5 26 20 57 94 .797 2.19   11.0 .180 10.01 1975 5 Dave LaRoche
1975 10 Tom Buskey CLE 4E R 28   50 34 5 3 7 3 .700   77.00 69 7 27 22 29 29 .296 2.57   7.9 .158 6.73 1975 10 Tom Buskey
     
1976 6 Dave LaRoche a CLE 4E L 28   61 43 1 4 21 3 .875   96.33 57 2 25 24 49 104 .981 2.24   14.1 .231 14.91 1976 6 Dave LaRoche
1976 5 Jim Kern CLE 4E R 27   48 31 9 6 15 1 .938   105.67 76 2 33 26 46 98 .803 2.21   13.5 .281 15.75 1976 5 Jim Kern
     
1977 11 Jim Kern a CLE 5E R 28   60 46 8 10 18 9 .667   92.00 85 3 39 35 47 91 .689 3.42   10.4 .173 9.40 1977 11 Jim Kern
     
1978 9 Jim Kern a CLE 6E R 29   58 43 10 10 13 4 .765   99.33 77 4 36 34 58 95 .704 3.08   10.5 .181 9.82 1978 9 Jim Kern
1978 15 Sid Monge CLE 6E L 27   46 22 4 2 6 7 .462   73.00 58 4 25 19 44 52 .510 2.34   8.2 .178 7.60 1978 15 Sid Monge
     
1979 3 Sid Monge a CLE 6E L 28   76 53 12 10 19 7 .731   131.00 96 9 37 35 64 108 .675 2.40   20.8 .274 22.63 1979 3 Sid Monge
1979 18 Victor Cruz R CLE 6E R 21   61 48 3 9 10 5 .667   78.67 70 10 41 37 44 63 .553 4.23   6.1 .100 4.01 1979 18 Victor Cruz
     
1980 15 Sid Monge CLE 6E L 29   67 42 3 5 14 2 .875   94.33 80 12 39 37 40 61 .508 3.53   9.9 .148 7.99 1980 15 Sid Monge
1980 14 Victor Cruz CLE 6E R 22   55 40 6 7 12 8 .600   86.00 71 10 36 33 27 88 .898 3.45   10.0 .182 8.95 1980 14 Victor Cruz
     
1981 No qualifiers CLE       1981 No qualifiers
     
1982 3 Dan Spillner CLE T6E R 30   65 54 12 10 21 10 .677   133.67 117 9 44 37 45 90 .556 2.49   20.6 .317 23.56 1982 3 Dan Spillner
     
1983 21 Dan Spillner CLE 7E R 31   60 41 2 9 8 5 .615   92.33 117 7 54 52 38 48 .310 5.07   3.4 .057 1.71 1983 21 Dan Spillner
1983 18 Bud Anderson CLE 7E R 27   38 27 1 5 7 3 .700   65.33 60 7 31 28 29 32 .360 3.86   5.3 .139 4.19 1983 18 Bud Anderson
     
1984 4 Ernie Camacho R CLE 6E R 29   69 49 5 9 23 10 .697   100.00 83 6 31 27 37 48 .400 2.43   13.9 .201 13.86 1984 4 Ernie Camacho
1984 12 Tom Waddell R CLE 6E R 25   58 26 7 4 6 4 .600   97.00 68 12 35 33 37 59 .562 3.06   9.1 .157 8.01 1984 12 Tom Waddell
     
1985 25 Rich Thompson R CLE 7E R 26   57 24 3 8 5 6 .455   80.00 95 8 63 56 48 30 .210 6.30   - .000 - 1985 25 Rich Thompson
1985 20 Tom Waddell CLE 7E R 26   40 28 4 5 9 4 .692   60.00 55 8 27 27 23 33 .423 4.05   6.3 .158 5.40 1985 20 Tom Waddell
1985 21 Jerry Reed CLE 7E R 29   28 19 3 2 8 2 .800   47.00 38 9 22 19 16 25 .463 3.64   4.3 .154 3.64 1985 21 Jerry Reed
     
1986 25 Scott Bailes R CLE 5E L 24   52 22 8 7 7 6 .538   59.67 65 4 35 31 26 35 .385 4.68   5.6 .108 4.10 1986 25 Scott Bailes
1986 23 Ernie Camacho CLE 5E R 31   51 37 2 4 20 10 .667   57.33 60 1 26 26 31 36 .396 4.08   6.5 .127 5.16 1986 23 Ernie Camacho
     
1987 14 Doug Jones R CLE 7E R 30   49 29 6 5 8 4 .667   91.33 101 4 45 32 24 87 .696 3.15   8.8 .180 8.52 1987 14 Doug Jones
     
1988 1 Doug Jones T15 a CLE 6E R 31   51 46 3 4 37 6 .860   83.33 69 1 26 21 16 72 .847 2.27   17.5 .343 23.27 1988 1 Doug Jones
     
1989 3 Doug Jones a CLE 6E R 32   59 53 7 10 32 9 .780   80.67 76 4 25 21 13 65 .730 2.34   15.6 .264 18.33 1989 3 Doug Jones
     
1990 3 Doug Jones 23 a CLE 4E R 33   66 64 5 5 43 8 .843   84.33 66 5 26 24 22 55 .625 2.56   15.1 .229 16.74 1990 3 Doug Jones
     
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
1991 17 Steve Olin CLE 7E R 25   48 32 3 6 17 5 .773   56.33 61 2 26 21 23 38 .452 3.36   6.1 .127 4.93 1991 17 Steve Olin
1991 21 Doug Jones CLE 7E R 34   32 29 1 7 7 5 .583   32.33 47 7 27 26 11 24 .414 7.24   - .000 - 1991 21 Doug Jones
     
1992 5 Steve Olin CLE T4E R 26   72 62 8 5 29 7 .806   88.33 80 8 25 23 27 47 .439 2.34   14.3 .199 15.07 1992 5 Steve Olin
1992 13 Ted Power CLE T4E R 37   64 16 3 3 6 5 .545   99.33 88 7 33 28 35 51 .415 2.54   9.8 .153 9.07 1992 13 Ted Power
1992 14 Derek Lilliquist CLE T4E L 26   71 22 5 3 6 5 .545   61.67 39 5 13 12 18 47 .825 1.75   9.9 .139 8.74 1992 14 Derek Lilliquist
     
1993 10 Eric Plunk CLE 6E R 29   70 40 4 5 15 3 .833   71.00 61 5 29 22 30 77 .846 2.79   8.9 .127 7.45 1993 10 Eric Plunk
1993 14 Jeremy Hernandez CLE 6E R 26   49 22 6 5 8 5 .615   77.33 75 12 33 27 27 44 .431 3.14   7.2 .147 6.49 1993 14 Jeremy Hernandez
1993 17 Derek Lilliquist CLE 6E L 27   54 28 4 4 10 3 .769   52.67 51 2 16 12 18 35 .507 2.05   6.9 .128 5.80 1993 17 Derek Lilliquist
1993 18 Jerry Dipoto R-T8 CLE 6E R 25   46 26 4 4 11 6 .647   56.33 57 0 21 15 30 41 .471 2.40   6.4 .139 5.61 1993 18 Jerry Dipoto
     
1994 No qualifiers CLE       1994 No qualifiers
     
1995 1 Jose Mesa 4 2 a CLE 1C R 29   62 57 3 0 46 2 .958   64.00 49 3 9 8 17 58 .879 1.13   16.9 .273 20.26 1995 1 Jose Mesa
     
1996 5 Jose Mesa a CLE 1C R 30   69 60 2 7 39 5 .886   72.33 69 6 32 30 28 64 .660 3.73   12.0 .174 11.84 1996 5 Jose Mesa
     
1997 10 Mike Jackson CLE 1C R 32   71 38 2 5 15 2 .882   75.00 59 3 33 27 29 74 .841 3.24   10.5 .148 9.56 1997 10 Mike Jackson
1997 7 Jose Mesa CLE 1C R 31   66 38 4 4 16 5 .762   82.33 83 7 28 22 28 69 .622 2.40   11.3 .171 11.07 1997 7 Jose Mesa
     
1998 2 Mike Jackson T21 CLE 1C R 33   69 57 1 1 40 5 .889   64.00 43 4 11 11 13 55 .982 1.55   16.2 .235 18.34 1998 2 Mike Jackson
     
1999 14 Paul Shuey CLE 1C R 28   72 28 8 5 6 6 .500   81.67 68 8 37 32 40 103 .954 3.53   9.6 .133 8.21 1999 14 Paul Shuey
1999 10 Mike Jackson CLE 1C R 34   72 65 3 4 39 4 .907   68.67 60 11 32 31 26 55 .640 4.06   10.6 .147 9.52 1999 10 Mike Jackson
     
2000 9 Steve Karsay CLE 2C R 28   72 46 5 9 20 9 .690   76.67 79 5 33 32 25 66 .635 3.76   11.3 .157 10.76 2000 9 Steve Karsay
2000 19 Bob Wickman CLE 2C R 31 NL-CL   26 24 1 3 14 3 .824   26.67 27 0 12 10 12 11 .282 3.37   5.3 .204 5.76 2000 19 Bob Wickman
     
2001 4 Bob Wickman CLE 1C R 32   70 56 5 0 32 3 .914   67.67 61 4 18 18 14 66 .880 2.39   14.1 .201 15.13 2001 4 Bob Wickman
     
2002 18 Mark Wohlers CLE 3C R 32   64 28 3 4 7 4 .636   71.33 71 6 41 38 26 46 .474 4.79   5.3 .083 3.70 2002 18 Mark Wohlers
2002 19 Bob Wickman CLE 3C R 33   36 30 1 3 20 2 .909   34.33 42 3 22 17 10 36 .692 4.46   3.7 .103 2.88 2002 19 Bob Wickman
     
2003 13 Danys Baez CLE 4C R 25   73 46 2 9 25 10 .714   75.67 65 9 36 32 23 66 .750 3.81   8.7 .119 7.08 2003 13 Danys Baez
2003 11 David Riske CLE 4C R 26   68 24 2 2 8 5 .615   74.67 52 9 21 19 20 82 1.139 2.29   9.4 .138 8.24 2003 11 David Riske
     
2004 17 David Riske CLE 3C R 27   72 27 7 3 5 7 .417   77.33 69 11 32 32 41 78 .709 3.72   6.7 .093 4.73 2004 17 David Riske
2004 19 Rafael Betancourt R CLE 3C R 29   68 21 5 6 4 7 .364   66.67 71 7 32 29 18 76 .854 3.91   5.3 .078 3.42 2004 19 Rafael Betancourt
2004 25 Jose Jimenez CLE 3C R 30   31 18 1 7 8 3 .727   36.33 45 6 37 34 14 21 .356 8.42   - .000 - 2004 25 Jose Jimenez
2004 21 Bob Wickman CLE 3C R 35   30 21 0 2 13 1 .929   29.67 33 4 14 14 10 26 .605 4.25   2.8 .093 1.98 2004 21 Bob Wickman
     
2005 11 Bob Wickman 26 a CLE 2C R 36   64 55 0 4 45 5 .900   62.00 57 9 17 17 21 41 .526 2.47   10.2 .159 9.33 2005 11 Bob Wickman
     
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
2006 19 Bob Wickman CLE 4C R 37   29 29 1 4 15 3 .833   28.00 29 1 15 13 11 17 .425 4.18   3.4 .117 2.53 2006 19 Bob Wickman
     
2007 16 Joe Borowski CLE 1C R 36   69 58 4 5 45 8 .849   65.67 77 9 39 37 17 58 .617 5.07   7.9 .114 6.11 2007 16 Joe Borowski
     
2008 15 Jensen Lewis R CLE 3C R 24   51 28 0 4 13 1 .929   66.00 68 8 29 28 27 52 .547 3.82   5.7 .112 4.29 2008 15 Jensen Lewis
     
2009 19 Kerry Wood CLE T4C R 32   58 50 3 3 20 6 .769   55.00 48 7 26 26 28 63 .829 4.26   5.6 .097 4.10 2009 19 Kerry Wood
     
2010 5 Chris Perez CLE 4C R 24   63 37 2 2 23 4 .852   63.00 40 4 15 12 28 61 .897 1.71   13.3 .211 14.27 2010 5 Chris Perez
2010 20 Kerry Wood CLE 4C R 33   23 18 1 4 8 3 .727   20.00 21 3 15 14 11 18 .563 6.30   0.2 .009 0.05 2010 20 Kerry Wood
Copyright 2009-11 by Andre Lower
Sources:
All-Time Major League Handbook
Win Shares Digital Update
baseball-reference.com
ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia