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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   DET       1901 No qualifiers
       
1902 No qualifiers   DET       1902 No qualifiers
       
1903 5 George Mullin   DET 5 R 22 SP   5 5 1 1 2   19.00 17 0 8 5 6 10 .435 2.37   1.9 .380 1.59 1903 5 George Mullin
       
1904 No qualifiers   DET       1904 No qualifiers
       
1905 No qualifiers   DET       1905 No qualifiers
       
1906 No qualifiers   DET       1906 No qualifiers
       
1907 4 George Mullin   DET 1 R 26 SP   4 4 1 0 3   12.00 12 0 5 3 4 5 .313 2.25   2.7 .675 3.62 1907 4 George Mullin
       
1908 No qualifiers   DET       1908 No qualifiers
       
1909 No qualifiers   DET       1909 No qualifiers
       
1910 3 Frank Browning   R DET 3 R 27   5 5 0 1 3   12.00 12 0 4 3 2 4 .286 2.25   2.2 .440 2.39 1910 3 Frank Browning
       
1911 No qualifiers   DET       1911 No qualifiers
       
1912 4 Jean Dubuc   DET 6 R 23 SP   11 9 1 1 3   32.33 28 0 14 10 14 13 .310 2.78   3.5 .318 3.25 1912 4 Jean Dubuc
       
1913 No qualifiers   DET       1913 No qualifiers
       
1914 7 Alex Main   R DET 4 R 30   20 7 1 1 3   54.33 51 1 20 16 23 22 .297 2.65   4.2 .210 3.75 1914 7 Alex Main
1914 4 Hooks Dauss   DET 4 R 24 SP   10 8 1 2 4   27.67 26 0 12 9 8 14 .412 2.93   3.9 .390 4.75 1914 4 Hooks Dauss
       
1915 6 Red Oldham   R DET 2 L 21   15 10 2 0 4   42.33 38 1 16 13 12 12 .240 2.76   4.2 .280 4.25 1915 6 Red Oldham
1915 10 Bill Steen   DET 2 R 27   13 6 0 0 4   33.00 35 0 15 10 9 12 .273 2.73   3.5 .269 3.13 1915 10 Bill Steen
1915 4 Harry Coveleski   DET 2 L 29 SP   12 9 4 2 4   32.33 28 0 13 9 9 16 .432 2.51   4.0 .333 4.42 1915 4 Harry Coveleski
1915 7 Hooks Dauss   DET 2 R 25 SP   11 9 3 2 3   29.00 24 0 11 8 10 12 .353 2.48   3.7 .336 4.11 1915 7 Hooks Dauss
       
1916 11 Bernie Boland   DET 3 R 24   37 12 5 0 3   71.00 60 1 38 31 40 32 .320 3.93   4.5 .122 3.07 1916 11 Bernie Boland
1916 7 Hooks Dauss   DET 3 R 26 SP   10 9 4 0 4   21.33 20 0 9 8 8 8 .286 3.38   3.9 .390 4.77 1916 7 Hooks Dauss
       
1917 12 George Cunningham   DET 4 R 22   36 24 2 1 4   83.00 67 1 44 27 30 29 .299 2.93   3.1 .086 1.67 1917 12 George Cunningham
1917 6 Bernie Boland   DET 4 R 25 SP   15 14 2 2 6   36.00 29 0 13 11 14 13 .302 2.75   4.5 .300 4.54 1917 6 Bernie Boland
       
1918 5 Hooks Dauss   DET 7 R 28 SP   7 7 1 3 3   18.33 18 0 8 6 4 5 .227 2.95   2.6 .371 2.88 1918 5 Hooks Dauss
       
1919 No qualifiers   DET       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 6 Howard Ehmke   DET 7 R 26 SP   5 5 0 1 3   7.00 10 0 6 3 6 1 .063 3.86   1.5 .300 1.38 1920 6 Howard Ehmke
       
1921 10 Jim Middleton   R DET 6 R 32   28 20 4 8 6   61.67 72 1 43 37 30 16 .157 5.40   2.2 .079 1.10 1921 10 Jim Middleton
1921 T12 Carl Holling   R DET 6 R 24   24 16 1 3 5   56.67 72 6 44 41 26 16 .163 6.51   - .000 - 1921 T12 Carl Holling
       
1922 10 Ole Olsen   R DET 3 R 27 SP   22 13 2 2 3   41.67 35 3 24 21 17 17 .327 4.54   3.0 .136 1.77 1922 10 Ole Olsen
1922 1 Hooks Dauss   DET 3 R 32 SP   14 13 5 0 4   48.00 44 0 12 11 13 19 .333 2.06   9.0 .643 11.57 1922 1 Hooks Dauss
1922 12 Red Oldham   DET 3 L 28 SP   15 8 1 3 4   33.00 39 7 24 21 14 18 .340 5.73   1.2 .080 0.54 1922 12 Red Oldham
       
1923 11 Bert Cole   DET 2 L 26   39 26 7 3 5   75.33 83 3 45 36 27 18 .164 4.30   5.2 .133 3.22 1923 11 Bert Cole
1923 8 Hooks Dauss   DET 2 R 33 SP   11 9 1 1 5   21.33 23 1 9 9 8 6 .194 3.80   3.5 .318 3.35 1923 8 Hooks Dauss
       
1924 4 Ken Holloway   DET 3 R 26   36 22 9 1 3   97.33 118 3 52 40 41 31 .195 3.70   8.2 .228 7.46 1924 4 Ken Holloway
1924 7 Hooks Dauss   DET 3 R 34   30 20 8 5 6   57.67 66 2 30 27 22 20 .227 4.21   6.1 .203 5.24 1924 7 Hooks Dauss
1924 13 Syl Johnson   DET 3 R 23   20 12 2 2 3   53.33 55 5 31 28 22 29 .377 4.73   3.9 .195 3.28 1924 13 Syl Johnson
1924 14 Ed Wells   R DET 3 L 24 SP   14 8 1 1 4   19.33 10 0 10 9 12 12 .545 4.19   2.3 .164 1.77 1924 14 Ed Wells
       
1925 11 Jess Doyle   R DET 4 R 27   42 34 4 5 8   99.00 124 5 67 67 46 28 .165 6.09   2.4 .057 1.12 1925 11 Jess Doyle
       
1926 4 Hooks Dauss   DET 6 R 36   30 23 11 3 9   95.00 94 5 39 38 37 23 .176 3.60   9.7 .323 9.99 1926 4 Hooks Dauss
       
1927 7 Lil Stoner   DET 4 R 28 SP   14 12 1 3 5   26.67 29 1 14 10 15 9 .205 3.37   3.8 .271 3.60 1927 7 Lil Stoner
1927 9 Ken Holloway   DET 4 R 29 SP   13 10 2 2 6   20.33 22 1 12 10 4 5 .192 4.43   2.9 .223 2.50 1927 9 Ken Holloway
       
1928 4 Elam Vangilder   DET 6 R 32   27 21 6 4 5   77.33 71 2 34 31 37 28 .259 3.61   7.3 .270 6.22 1928 4 Elam Vangilder
1928 8 Lil Stoner   DET 6 R 29   25 16 1 2 4   60.33 66 9 38 31 15 15 .185 4.62   3.0 .120 1.70 1928 8 Lil Stoner
       
1929 11 Lil Stoner   DET 6 R 30   21 10 3 2 4   36.33 34 2 22 17 17 7 .137 4.21   2.1 .100 1.18 1929 11 Lil Stoner
       
1930 T8 Charlie Sullivan   R DET 5 R 27   37 18 1 2 5   73.67 93 8 64 59 44 33 .241 7.21   - .000 - 1930 T8 Charlie Sullivan
1930 T8 Waite Hoyt Vet   DET 5 R 30 SP   6 5 1 0 4   6.33 9 0 5 5 1 2 .200 7.11   - .000 - 1930 T8 Waite Hoyt
       
1931 No qualifiers   DET       1931 No qualifiers
       
1932 4 Chief Hogsett   DET 5 L 28 SP   32 28 6 3 7   69.00 64 2 31 21 26 18 .200 2.74   8.3 .259 8.44 1932 4 Chief Hogsett
1932 9 George Uhle   DET 5 R 33 SP   18 16 1 2 6   42.00 42 4 22 21 11 17 .321 4.50   4.0 .222 3.77 1932 9 George Uhle
       
1933 8 Chief Hogsett   DET 5 L 29   43 34 6 9 9   105.00 122 7 68 55 50 37 .215 4.71   4.3 .100 2.67 1933 8 Chief Hogsett
       
1934 No qualifiers   DET       1934 No qualifiers
       
1935 3 Chief Hogsett   DET 1 L 31   40 30 6 6 5   96.67 108 1 45 38 49 39 .248 3.54   7.1 .178 6.31 1935 3 Chief Hogsett
       
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
1936 No qualifiers   DET       1936 No qualifiers
       
1937 8 Jack Russell   DET 2 R 31   25 16 2 5 4   40.33 63 4 35 34 20 10 .120 7.59   - .000 - 1937 8 Jack Russell
       
1938 1 Harry Eisenstat   DET 4 L 22   23 17 6 2 4   56.00 51 1 19 13 16 25 .373 2.09   10.1 .439 13.55 1938 1 Harry Eisenstat
       
1939 5 Archie McKain   DET 5 L 28   21 12 2 2 4   50.00 41 1 24 19 28 21 .304 3.42   5.6 .267 6.11 1939 5 Archie McKain
1939 8 Al Benton   DET 5 R 28 SP   21 18 1 3 5   41.00 46 3 22 20 15 19 .311 4.39   3.7 .176 3.27 1939 8 Al Benton
       
1940 2 Al Benton   DET 1 R 29   42 35 6 10 17   79.33 93 5 44 39 36 50 .388 4.42   7.8 .186 7.72 1940 2 Al Benton
       
1941 2 Al Benton 19   a DET T4 R 30 SP   24 19 6 2 7   51.00 35 3 18 15 26 25 .410 2.65   9.1 .379 10.62 1941 2 Al Benton
       
1942 9 Johnny Gorsica   DET 5 R 27   28 19 3 2 4   53.00 63 2 31 28 26 19 .213 4.75   2.3 .082 1.32 1942 9 Johnny Gorsica
1942 5 Hal Newhouser Vet   a DET 5 L 21 SP   15 14 0 2 5   21.67 12 1 8 3 16 13 .464 1.25   4.6 .307 5.11 1942 5 Hal Newhouser
       
1943 8 Johnny Gorsica   DET 5 R 28   31 18 4 3 5   74.67 69 1 31 27 34 40 .388 3.25   5.4 .174 4.34 1943 8 Johnny Gorsica
1943 2 Dizzy Trout 11   DET 5 R 28 SP   14 14 3 1 6   24.33 15 1 4 1 9 13 .542 0.37   7.7 .550 10.99 1943 2 Dizzy Trout
       
1944 7 Johnny Gorsica   DET 2 R 29 SP   15 8 1 2 4   37.33 42 1 14 12 13 11 .200 2.89   5.2 .347 5.90 1944 7 Johnny Gorsica
       
1945 2 Stubby Overmire   DET 1 L 26 SP   9 5 0 0 4   22.67 20 1 11 9 6 7 .269 3.57   5.4 .600 8.52 1945 2 Stubby Overmire
       
1946 7 George Caster   DET 2 R 38   26 19 2 1 5   41.33 42 1 26 26 24 19 .288 5.66   0.8 .031 0.28 1946 7 George Caster
       
1947 7 Al Benton   DET 2 R 36   22 12 1 0 7   41.33 50 1 23 19 23 9 .123 4.14   4.5 .205 4.42 1947 7 Al Benton
       
1948 9 Art Houtteman   DET 5 R 20 SP   23 15 1 2 10   36.67 36 1 19 14 14 17 .340 3.44   5.0 .217 4.60 1948 9 Art Houtteman
       
1949 No qualifiers   DET       1949 No qualifiers
       
1950 No qualifiers   DET       1950 No qualifiers
       
1951 2 Dizzy Trout   DET 5 R 36 SP   20 17 3 1 5   46.33 33 2 16 13 17 20 .400 2.53   8.5 .425 10.44 1951 2 Dizzy Trout
       
1952 9 Hal White   DET 8 R 33   41 31 1 8 5   63.33 53 1 29 26 39 18 .196 3.69   4.0 .098 2.55 1952 9 Hal White
       
1953 10 Ray Herbert   R DET 6 R 23   40 22 4 4 6   77.67 93 5 46 42 35 34 .266 4.87   2.3 .058 1.13 1953 10 Ray Herbert
       
1954 No qualifiers   DET       1954 No qualifiers
       
1955 No qualifiers   DET       1955 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
1956 5 Al Aber DET 5 L 28   42 28 4 4 7   63.00 65 1 30 24 25 21 .233 3.43   5.6 .133 4.84 1956 5 Al Aber
     
1957 No qualifiers DET       1957 No qualifiers
     
1958 No qualifiers DET       1958 No qualifiers
     
1959 6 Tom Morgan DET 4 R 29   45 22 1 3 9 3 .750   87.33 88 8 43 36 18 37 .349 3.71   6.5 .144 5.59 1959 6 Tom Morgan
1959 8 Dave Sisler DET 4 R 27   32 18 1 3 7 3 .700   51.67 46 4 28 23 36 29 .354 4.01   3.5 .109 2.50 1959 8 Dave Sisler
     
1960 4 Hank Aguirre DET 6 L 29   31 18 2 1 10 2 .833   57.33 43 4 16 16 17 53 .883 2.51   8.9 .287 10.35 1960 4 Hank Aguirre
     
1961 11 Hank Aguirre DET 2 L 30   45 21 4 4 8 4 .667   55.33 44 5 22 20 38 32 .390 3.25   5.6 .124 4.14 1961 11 Hank Aguirre
1961 4 Terry Fox R DET 2 R 25   39 25 5 2 12 2 .857   57.33 42 6 12 9 16 32 .552 1.41   11.0 .282 12.23 1961 4 Terry Fox
     
1962 3 Terry Fox DET 4 R 26   44 28 3 1 16 4 .800   58.00 48 2 13 11 16 23 .359 1.71   12.1 .275 13.36 1962 3 Terry Fox
     
1963 13 Terry Fox DET T5 R 27   46 29 8 6 11 6 .647   80.33 81 9 37 32 20 35 .347 3.59   7.2 .157 5.93 1963 13 Terry Fox
     
1964 13 Larry Sherry DET 4 R 28   38 24 7 5 11 4 .733   66.33 52 7 29 27 37 58 .652 3.66   6.6 .174 5.83 1964 13 Larry Sherry
     
1965 11 Terry Fox DET 4 R 29   42 25 6 4 10 3 .769   77.67 59 7 26 24 31 34 .378 2.78   9.3 .221 9.20 1965 11 Terry Fox
     
1966 10 Larry Sherry DET 3 R 30   55 39 8 5 20 4 .833   77.67 66 8 38 33 36 63 .618 3.82   7.9 .144 6.70 1966 10 Larry Sherry
     
1967 10 Fred Gladding DET T2 R 31   41 25 6 4 12 3 .800   72.00 57 6 20 17 18 59 .787 2.13   9.1 .222 9.51 1967 10 Fred Gladding
1967 12 Mike Marshall R DET T2 R 24   37 23 1 3 10 3 .769   59.00 51 6 15 13 20 41 .577 1.98   6.6 .178 6.19 1967 12 Mike Marshall
1967 14 Fred Lasher R DET T2 R 25   17 12 2 1 9 1 .900   30.00 25 1 14 13 11 28 .778 3.90   3.2 .188 3.08 1967 14 Fred Lasher
     
1968 No qualifiers DET       1968 No qualifiers
     
1969 13 Pat Dobson DET 2E R 27   40 22 3 6 9 4 .692   57.00 46 2 18 17 20 33 .500 2.68   7.0 .175 6.42 1969 13 Pat Dobson
1969 17 Don McMahon DET 2E R 39   34 21 3 5 11 2 .846   37.00 25 2 17 16 18 38 .884 3.89   5.8 .171 5.26 1969 17 Don McMahon
     
1970 11 Tom Timmerman DET 4E R 30   61 43 6 7 27 5 .844   85.33 90 3 44 39 34 49 .395 4.11   10.7 .175 9.93 1970 11 Tom Timmerman
     
1971 4 Fred Scherman DET 2E L 26   68 40 10 6 20 7 .741   104.00 85 9 35 31 45 43 .331 2.68   14.4 .212 14.92 1971 4 Fred Scherman
1971 16 Tom Timmerman DET 2E R 31   50 23 6 5 4 6 .400   70.00 66 6 30 30 34 46 .460 3.86   4.6 .092 3.14 1971 16 Tom Timmerman
     
1972 4 Chuck Seelbach R DET 1E R 24   58 34 9 5 14 3 .824   97.33 77 5 26 24 31 71 .657 2.22   11.5 .198 12.27 1972 4 Chuck Seelbach
1972 10 Fred Scherman DET 1E L 27   54 27 7 1 12 6 .667   85.67 78 2 32 28 48 48 .381 2.94   6.9 .128 5.91 1972 10 Fred Scherman
     
1973 1 John Hiller T4 4 DET 3E L 30   65 60 10 5 38 4 .905   125.33 89 7 21 20 39 124 .969 1.44   30.5 .469 43.65 1973 1 John Hiller
     
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 1 John Hiller 20 7 a DET 6E L 31   59 52 17 14 13 9 .591   150.00 127 10 51 44 62 134 .709 2.64   20.3 .344 25.39 1974 1 John Hiller
     
1975 2 John Hiller DET 6E L 32   36 34 2 3 14 5 .737   70.67 52 6 20 17 36 87 .989 2.16   11.6 .322 14.11 1975 2 John Hiller
     
1976 4 John Hiller DET 5E L 33   55 46 11 8 13 13 .500   112.00 89 7 37 32 66 110 .710 2.57   14.8 .269 16.88 1976 4 John Hiller
     
1977 8 Steve Foucault DET 4E R 27   44 34 7 7 13 5 .722   74.33 64 7 29 26 17 58 .716 3.15   10.3 .234 10.81 1977 8 Steve Foucault
1977 15 John Hiller DET 4E L 34   37 27 5 9 7 9 .438   68.67 69 7 36 26 37 62 .585 3.41   6.4 .173 5.78 1977 15 John Hiller
     
1978 2 John Hiller DET 5E L 35   51 46 9 4 15 7 .682   92.33 64 6 27 24 35 74 .747 2.34   14.8 .290 17.52 1978 2 John Hiller
     
1979 4 Aurelio Lopez T7 DET 5E R 30   61 49 10 5 21 5 .808   127.00 95 12 37 34 51 106 .726 2.41   19.1 .313 22.22 1979 4 Aurelio Lopez
1979 23 John Hiller DET 5E L 36   43 30 4 7 9 7 .563   79.33 83 14 47 46 55 46 .333 5.22   2.9 .067 1.56 1979 23 John Hiller
     
1980 9 Aurelio Lopez DET 5E R 31   66 59 13 5 21 5 .808   119.67 120 11 50 46 42 95 .586 3.46   14.0 .212 13.54 1980 9 Aurelio Lopez
     
1981 4 Kevin Saucier DET 4E L 24   38 23 4 2 13 2 .867   49.00 26 1 11 9 21 23 .489 1.65   10.2 .268 10.92 1981 4 Kevin Saucier
     
1982 11 Dave Tobik DET 4E R 29   50 31 4 9 9 3 .750   97.33 78 8 39 33 37 62 .539 3.05   10.4 .208 9.63 1982 11 Dave Tobik
     
1983 5 Aurelio Lopez a DET 2E R 34   57 46 9 8 18 8 .692   115.33 87 12 36 36 49 90 .662 2.81   13.8 .242 14.38 1983 5 Aurelio Lopez
     
1984 2 Willie Hernandez 1 1 a DET 1E L 29   80 68 9 3 32 1 .970   140.33 96 6 30 30 36 112 .848 1.92   24.0 .300 29.21 1984 2 Willie Hernandez
1984 7 Aurelio Lopez DET 1E R 35   71 41 10 1 14 2 .875   137.67 109 16 51 45 52 94 .584 2.94   13.3 .187 12.79 1984 7 Aurelio Lopez
     
1985 4 Willie Hernandez a DET 3E L 30   74 64 8 10 31 9 .775   106.67 82 13 38 32 14 76 .792 2.70   19.3 .261 21.27 1985 4 Willie Hernandez
     
1986 13 Willie Hernandez a DET 3E L 31   64 53 8 7 24 6 .800   88.67 87 13 35 35 21 77 .713 3.55   10.6 .166 9.63 1986 13 Willie Hernandez
     
1987 8 Mike Henneman R-T6 DET 1E R 25   55 28 11 3 7 4 .636   96.67 86 8 36 32 30 75 .647 2.98   12.0 .218 12.79 1987 8 Mike Henneman
1987 17 Eric King DET 1E R 23   51 26 6 7 9 6 .600   94.33 91 10 54 50 47 74 .536 4.77   6.1 .120 4.82 1987 17 Eric King
1987 23 Willie Hernandez DET 1E L 32   45 31 3 4 8 5 .615   49.00 53 8 27 20 20 30 .411 3.67   4.2 .093 2.93 1987 23 Willie Hernandez
     
1988 2 Mike Henneman DET 2E R 26   65 51 9 6 22 7 .759   91.33 72 7 23 19 24 58 .604 1.87   17.0 .262 19.74 1988 2 Mike Henneman
1988 17 Willie Hernandez DET 2E L 33   63 38 6 5 10 5 .667   67.67 50 8 24 23 31 59 .728 3.06   8.3 .132 6.84 1988 17 Willie Hernandez
     
1989 22 Mike Henneman a DET 7E R 27   60 35 11 4 8 4 .667   90.00 84 4 46 37 51 69 .511 3.70   7.7 .128 6.30 1989 22 Mike Henneman
1989 26 Willie Hernandez DET 7E L 34   32 25 2 2 15 2 .882   31.33 36 4 21 20 16 30 .577 5.75   1.4 .044 0.67 1989 26 Willie Hernandez
     
1990 9 Mike Henneman DET 3E R 28   69 53 8 6 22 6 .786   94.33 90 4 36 32 33 50 .407 3.05   11.6 .168 11.02 1990 9 Mike Henneman
1990 14 Jerry Don Gleaton DET 3E L 32   57 34 1 3 13 3 .813   82.67 62 5 27 27 25 56 .644 2.94   9.4 .165 8.84 1990 14 Jerry Don Gleaton
     
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 19 Paul Gibson DET T2E L 31   68 28 5 7 8 5 .615   96.00 112 10 51 49 48 52 .325 4.59   4.5 .066 2.62 1991 19 Paul Gibson
1991 8 Mike Henneman DET T2E R 29   60 50 10 2 21 3 .875   84.33 81 2 29 27 34 61 .530 2.88   12.6 .210 13.09 1991 8 Mike Henneman
     
1992 15 Mike Henneman DET 6E R 30   60 53 2 6 24 4 .857   77.33 75 6 36 34 20 58 .611 3.96   8.4 .140 7.43 1992 15 Mike Henneman
     
1993 8 Mike Henneman DET T3E R 31   63 50 5 3 24 5 .828   71.67 69 4 28 21 32 58 .574 2.64   10.5 .167 10.07 1993 8 Mike Henneman
     
1994 15 Mike Henneman DET 5E R 32   30 23 1 3 8 5 .615   34.67 43 5 27 20 17 27 .450 5.19   1.6 .053 0.90 1994 15 Mike Henneman
     
1995 8 Mike Henneman DET 4E R 33   29 26 0 1 18 2 .900   29.33 24 0 5 5 9 24 .727 1.53   7.2 .248 8.25 1995 8 Mike Henneman
     
1996 15 Gregg Olson DET 5E R 29   43 28 3 0 8 2 .800   43.00 43 6 25 24 28 29 .408 5.02   3.2 .074 2.07 1996 15 Gregg Olson
     
1997 6 Todd Jones DET 3E R 29   68 51 5 4 31 5 .861   70.00 60 3 29 24 35 70 .737 3.09   12.7 .187 12.99 1997 6 Todd Jones
     
1998 16 Todd Jones DET 5C R 30   65 53 1 4 28 4 .875   63.33 58 7 38 35 36 57 .606 4.97   7.1 .109 5.49 1998 16 Todd Jones
     
1999 11 Todd Jones DET 3C R 31   65 62 4 4 30 5 .857   66.33 64 7 30 28 35 64 .646 3.80   10.2 .157 9.46 1999 11 Todd Jones
     
2000 12 Todd Jones 5 a DET 3C R 32   67 60 2 4 42 4 .913   64.00 67 6 28 25 25 67 .728 3.52   9.9 .148 9.15 2000 12 Todd Jones
     
2001 12 Matt Anderson DET 4C R 24   62 41 3 1 22 2 .917   56.00 56 2 33 30 18 52 .703 4.82   7.6 .123 6.37 2001 12 Matt Anderson
2001 19 Todd Jones DET 4C R 33   45 28 4 5 11 6 .647   48.67 60 6 31 25 22 39 .476 4.62   1.8 .040 0.77 2001 19 Todd Jones
     
2002 5 Juan Acevedo DET 5C R 32   65 48 1 5 28 7 .800   74.67 68 4 33 22 23 43 .473 2.65   11.7 .180 12.02 2002 5 Juan Acevedo
     
2003 No qualifiers DET       2003 No qualifiers
     
2004 18 Esteban Yan DET 4C R 29   69 27 3 6 7 10 .412   87.00 92 8 43 37 32 69 .556 3.83   6.3 .091 4.41 2004 18 Esteban Yan
2004 16 Ugueth Urbina DET 4C R 30   54 46 4 6 21 3 .875   54.00 38 7 28 27 32 56 .800 4.50   6.6 .122 5.34 2004 16 Ugueth Urbina
     
2005 15 Fernando Rodney R DET 4C R 28   39 26 2 3 9 6 .600   44.00 39 5 14 14 17 42 .750 2.86   5.6 .144 4.86 2005 15 Fernando Rodney
2005 16 Ugueth Urbina DET 4C R 31   25 14 1 3 9 2 .818   27.33 21 4 9 8 14 31 .886 2.63   4.1 .164 3.81 2005 16 Ugueth Urbina
2005 20 Troy Percival DET 4C R 35   26 23 1 3 8 3 .727   25.00 19 7 16 16 11 20 .667 5.76   1.6 .062 0.91 2005 20 Troy Percival
     
2006 13 Fernando Rodney DET 2C R 29   63 30 7 4 7 4 .636   71.67 51 6 36 28 34 65 .765 3.52   8.3 .132 6.56 2006 13 Fernando Rodney
2006 12 Todd Jones DET 2C R 38   62 56 2 6 37 6 .860   64.00 70 4 31 28 11 28 .346 3.94   9.1 .147 7.59 2006 12 Todd Jones
     
2007 13 Todd Jones DET 2C R 39   63 54 1 4 38 6 .864   61.33 64 3 29 29 23 33 .379 4.26   8.8 .140 7.52 2007 13 Todd Jones
     
2008 18 Todd Jones DET 5C R 40   45 37 4 1 18 3 .857   41.67 50 5 30 23 18 14 .206 4.97   3.0 .067 1.74 2008 18 Todd Jones
2008 17 Fernando Rodney DET 5C R 31   38 25 0 6 13 6 .684   40.33 34 3 22 22 30 49 .766 4.91   3.6 .095 2.49 2008 17 Fernando Rodney
     
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
2009 13 Fernando Rodney DET 2C R 32   73 65 2 5 37 1 .974   75.67 70 8 38 37 41 61 .550 4.40   9.3 .127 7.82 2009 13 Fernando Rodney
     
2010 10 Jose Valverde a DET 3C R 32   60 55 2 4 26 3 .897   63.00 41 5 24 21 32 63 .863 3.00   10.1 .168 9.68 2010 10 Jose Valverde
Copyright 2009-11 by Andre Lower
Sources:
All-Time Major League Handbook
Win Shares Digital Update
baseball-reference.com
ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia