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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
1969 3 Moe Drabowsky KC 4W R 33   52 37 11 9 11 5 .688   98.00 68 10 33 32 30 76 .776 2.94   13.3 .256 14.76 1969 3 Moe Drabowsky
     
1970 12 Ted Abernathy KC T4W L 37   36 31 9 3 12 3 .800   55.67 41 3 23 16 38 49 .620 2.59   8.1 .225 8.53 1970 12 Ted Abernathy
     
1971 3 Tom Burgmeier KC 2W L 27   67 34 9 7 17 4 .810   88.33 71 3 23 17 30 44 .436 1.73   14.6 .218 15.34 1971 3 Tom Burgmeier
1971 8 Ted Abernathy KC 2W L 38   63 46 4 6 23 4 .852   81.00 60 3 28 23 50 55 .500 2.56   10.7 .170 9.92 1971 8 Ted Abernathy
     
1972 16 Tom Burgmeier KC 4W L 28   51 30 6 2 9 3 .750   55.33 67 0 32 26 33 18 .180 4.23   1.5 .029 0.62 1972 16 Tom Burgmeier
1972 9 Ted Abernathy KC 4W L 39   45 25 3 4 5 5 .500   58.33 44 2 15 11 19 28 .444 1.70   6.7 .149 6.20 1972 9 Ted Abernathy
     
1973 4 Doug Bird R KC 2W R 23   54 41 4 4 20 4 .833   102.33 81 10 37 34 30 83 .748 2.99   15.2 .281 16.84 1973 4 Doug Bird
1973 12 Gene Garber R KC 2W R 25   40 26 7 4 11 5 .688   99.67 109 7 51 48 29 36 .261 4.33   8.5 .213 8.20 1973 12 Gene Garber
     
1974 9 Doug Bird KC 5W R 24   54 44 7 5 10 7 .588   84.33 93 6 29 26 26 56 .471 2.77   9.3 .172 8.23 1974 9 Doug Bird
     
1975 7 Doug Bird KC 2W R 25   47 36 9 5 11 7 .611   84.00 80 6 32 30 33 64 .566 3.21   9.6 .204 9.29 1975 7 Doug Bird
     
1976 1 Mark Littell T24 KC 1W R 23   59 37 8 3 16 5 .762   102.00 61 1 19 17 58 89 .748 1.50   15.8 .268 17.98 1976 1 Mark Littell
1976 10 Steve Mingori KC 1W L 32   55 27 5 5 10 2 .833   85.33 73 3 23 22 25 38 .388 2.32   9.5 .173 8.68 1976 10 Steve Mingori
     
1977 5 Doug Bird KC 1W R 27   48 31 11 3 14 4 .778   96.67 82 8 28 28 24 65 .613 2.61   13.6 .283 15.72 1977 5 Doug Bird
1977 9 Mark Littell KC 1W R 24   43 29 6 4 12 3 .800   74.67 54 3 34 28 39 79 .849 3.37   9.5 .221 9.69 1977 9 Mark Littell
1977 17 Larry Gura KC 1W L 29   46 24 5 3 10 6 .625   64.67 66 5 28 28 23 47 .528 3.90   5.9 .128 4.59 1977 17 Larry Gura
     
1978 8 Al Hrabosky KC 1W L 28   58 47 8 7 20 3 .870   75.00 52 6 24 24 35 60 .690 2.88   11.7 .202 11.56 1978 8 Al Hrabosky
     
1979 17 Al Hrabosky KC 2W L 29   58 37 9 4 11 2 .846   65.00 67 3 31 27 41 39 .361 3.74   6.9 .119 4.95 1979 17 Al Hrabosky
1979 21 Dan Quisenberry R KC 2W R 26   32 21 3 2 5 5 .500   40.00 42 5 16 14 7 13 .265 3.15   4.4 .138 3.40 1979 21 Dan Quisenberry
     
1980 2 Dan Quisenberry 8 5 R KC 1W R 27   75 68 12 7 33 3 .917   128.33 129 5 47 44 27 37 .237 3.09   19.4 .259 20.72 1980 2 Dan Quisenberry
     
1981 5 Dan Quisenberry KC 4W R 28   40 35 1 4 18 4 .818   62.33 59 1 16 12 15 20 .270 1.73   10.3 .258 10.80 1981 5 Dan Quisenberry
     
1982 2 Dan Quisenberry 9 3 a KC 2W R 29   72 68 9 7 35 9 .795   136.67 126 12 43 39 12 46 .333 2.57   21.5 .299 23.87 1982 2 Dan Quisenberry
     
1983 1 Dan Quisenberry 6 2 a KC 2W R 30   69 62 5 3 45 8 .849   139.00 118 6 35 30 11 48 .372 1.94   27.8 .403 37.37 1983 1 Dan Quisenberry
     
1984 1 Dan Quisenberry 3 2 a KC 1W R 31   72 67 6 3 44 9 .830   129.33 121 10 39 38 12 41 .308 2.64   23.7 .329 30.21 1984 1 Dan Quisenberry
     
1985 2 Dan Quisenberry 11 T3 KC 1W R 32   84 76 8 9 37 12 .755   129.00 142 8 41 34 16 54 .342 2.37   23.1 .275 26.15 1985 2 Dan Quisenberry
     
1986 3 Bud Black KC T3W L 29   52 26 4 7 9 2 .818   104.00 73 9 33 27 39 56 .500 2.34   14.3 .275 16.71 1986 3 Bud Black
1986 15 Dan Quisenberry KC T3W R 33   62 54 3 7 12 4 .750   81.33 92 2 30 25 24 36 .310 2.77   9.5 .153 8.28 1986 15 Dan Quisenberry
     
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 15 Dan Quisenberry KC 2W R 34   47 39 4 1 8 3 .727   49.00 58 3 15 15 10 17 .250 2.76   7.3 .155 6.57 1987 15 Dan Quisenberry
     
1988 7 Steve Farr KC 3W R 31   61 49 4 4 20 6 .769   76.67 68 5 25 23 28 68 .708 2.70   11.7 .192 11.63 1988 7 Steve Farr
     
1989 1 Jeff Montgomery KC 2W R 27   63 39 7 3 18 6 .750   92.00 66 3 16 14 25 94 1.033 1.37   18.9 .300 23.65 1989 1 Jeff Montgomery
1989 25 Steve Farr KC 2W R 32   49 40 1 5 18 4 .818   51.33 63 4 32 27 21 46 .548 4.73   3.3 .067 1.96 1989 25 Steve Farr
     
1990 7 Jeff Montgomery KC 6W R 28   73 59 6 5 24 10 .706   94.33 81 6 36 25 34 94 .817 2.39   12.1 .166 11.42 1990 7 Jeff Montgomery
1990 23 Mark Davis KC 6W L 29   50 28 2 5 6 4 .600   56.67 57 7 29 26 37 68 .723 4.13   3.5 .070 2.15 1990 23 Mark Davis
     
1991 4 Jeff Montgomery KC 6W R 29   67 55 4 4 33 6 .846   90.00 83 6 32 29 28 77 .694 2.90   14.5 .216 15.29 1991 4 Jeff Montgomery
     
1992 2 Jeff Montgomery a KC T5W R 30   65 62 1 6 39 7 .848   82.67 61 5 23 20 27 69 .784 2.18   15.7 .242 18.25 1992 2 Jeff Montgomery
     
1993 1 Jeff Montgomery T13 a KC 3W R 31   69 63 7 5 45 6 .882   87.33 65 3 22 22 23 66 .750 2.27   22.3 .323 29.78 1993 1 Jeff Montgomery
     
1994 7 Jeff Montgomery KC 3C R 32   42 38 2 3 27 5 .844   44.67 48 5 21 20 15 50 .794 4.03   7.5 .179 7.69 1994 7 Jeff Montgomery
     
1995 5 Jeff Montgomery KC 2C R 33   54 46 2 3 31 7 .816   65.67 60 7 27 25 25 49 .576 3.43   11.3 .209 11.87 1995 5 Jeff Montgomery
     
1996 7 Jeff Montgomery a KC 5C R 34   48 41 4 6 24 10 .706   63.33 59 14 31 30 19 45 .577 4.26   9.3 .194 9.69 1996 7 Jeff Montgomery
     
1997 17 Jeff Montgomery KC 5C R 35   55 37 1 4 14 3 .824   59.33 53 9 24 23 18 48 .676 3.49   7.9 .144 7.09 1997 17 Jeff Montgomery
1997 22 Hipolito Pichardo KC 5C R 27   47 26 3 5 11 2 .846   49.00 51 7 24 23 24 34 .453 4.22   4.8 .102 3.63 1997 22 Hipolito Pichardo
     
1998 15 Jeff Montgomery KC 3C R 36   56 54 2 5 36 5 .878   56.00 58 8 35 31 22 54 .675 4.98   7.7 .138 6.68 1998 15 Jeff Montgomery
     
1999 19 Scott Service KC 4C R 32   68 29 5 5 8 7 .533   75.33 87 13 51 51 42 68 .527 6.09   3.2 .047 1.62 1999 19 Scott Service
1999 21 Jeff Montgomery KC 4C R 37   49 36 1 4 12 7 .632   51.33 72 7 40 39 21 27 .290 6.84   0.9 .018 0.28 1999 21 Jeff Montgomery
     
2000 16 Ricky Bottalico KC 4C R 30   62 50 9 6 16 7 .696   72.67 65 12 40 39 41 56 .528 4.83   8.2 .132 7.17 2000 16 Ricky Bottalico
     
2001 9 Roberto Hernandez KC 5C R 36   63 55 5 6 28 6 .824   67.67 69 7 34 31 26 46 .484 4.12   9.2 .146 8.41 2001 9 Roberto Hernandez
     
2002 17 Roberto Hernandez KC 4C R 37   53 42 1 3 26 7 .788   52.00 62 6 29 25 12 39 .527 4.33   6.9 .130 6.04 2002 17 Roberto Hernandez
     
2003 12 Mike MacDougal a R KC 3C R 26   68 61 3 5 27 8 .771   64.00 64 4 36 29 32 57 .594 4.08   8.6 .126 7.21 2003 12 Mike MacDougal
     
2004 20 Jeremy Affeldt KC 5C L 25   30 26 3 1 13 4 .765   30.00 32 3 17 15 13 28 .622 4.50   3.9 .130 3.26 2004 20 Jeremy Affeldt
     
2005 13 Mike MacDougal KC 5C R 28   68 53 5 6 21 4 .840   70.33 69 6 32 26 24 72 .774 3.33   10.1 .149 8.92 2005 13 Mike MacDougal
     
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 21 Ambiorix Burgos KC 5C R 22   67 41 4 5 18 12 .600   70.67 77 16 45 44 36 70 .619 5.60   3.3 .049 1.60 2006 21 Ambiorix Burgos
2006 16 Joe Nelson R KC 5C R 31   43 20 1 1 9 1 .900   44.67 37 5 22 22 24 44 .721 4.43   4.7 .109 3.38 2006 16 Joe Nelson
     
2007 7 Joakim Soria R-T7 KC 5C R 23   62 37 2 3 17 4 .810   69.00 46 3 20 19 19 75 1.154 2.48   13.4 .216 14.25 2007 7 Joakim Soria
2007 20 Octavio Dotel KC 5C R 33   24 22 2 1 11 3 .786   23.00 24 3 11 10 11 29 .829 3.91   2.6 .108 1.96 2007 20 Octavio Dotel
     
2008 2 Joakim Soria a KC 4C R 24   63 57 2 3 42 3 .933   67.33 39 5 13 12 19 66 1.138 1.60   16.7 .265 19.38 2008 2 Joakim Soria
     
2009 6 Joakim Soria KC T4C R 25   47 41 3 2 30 3 .909   53.00 44 5 14 13 16 69 1.150 2.21   11.2 .238 12.88 2009 6 Joakim Soria
     
2010 4 Joakim Soria T19 10 KC 5C R 26   66 56 1 2 43 3 .935   65.67 53 4 13 13 16 71 1.029 1.78   14.3 .217 15.56 2010 4 Joakim Soria
Copyright 2009-11 by Andre Lower
Sources:
All-Time Major League Handbook
Win Shares Digital Update
baseball-reference.com
ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia