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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   BAL       1901 No qualifiers
       
1902 No qualifiers   BAL       1902 No qualifiers
       
1903 No qualifiers   NY       1903 No qualifiers
       
1904 No qualifiers   NY       1904 No qualifiers
       
1905 2 Clark Griffith Other   NY 6 R 35   18 17 6 3 3   51.33 41 1 15 10 8 23 .469 1.75   5.2 .289 4.70 1905 2 Clark Griffith
       
1906 No qualifiers   NY       1906 No qualifiers
       
1907 6 Bob Keefe   R NY 5 R 25   16 14 3 2 3   43.00 45 1 13 12 15 15 .250 2.51   3.8 .238 3.03 1907 6 Bob Keefe
       
1908 No qualifiers   NY       1908 No qualifiers
       
1909 No qualifiers   NY       1909 No qualifiers
       
1910 No qualifiers   NY       1910 No qualifiers
       
1911 No qualifiers   NY       1911 No qualifiers
       
1912 2 Jack Warhop   NY 8 R 27 SP   17 15 4 3 3   57.67 57 1 27 18 13 25 .357 2.81   4.9 .288 4.34 1912 2 Jack Warhop
       
1913 8 George McConnell   NY 7 R 35 SP   15 13 0 1 3   35.00 31 0 17 12 12 14 .326 3.09   2.6 .173 2.07 1913 8 George McConnell
       
1914 No qualifiers   NY       1914 No qualifiers
       
1915 No qualifiers   NY       1915 No qualifiers
       
1916 1 Bob Shawkey   NY 4 R 25 SP   26 23 7 4 8   56.33 42 1 16 14 16 25 .431 2.24   8.6 .331 9.67 1916 1 Bob Shawkey
1916 12 Allen Russell   R NY 4 R 22 SP   16 14 1 0 6   36.67 30 2 18 13 16 22 .478 3.19   3.4 .213 3.06 1916 12 Allen Russell
       
1917 No qualifiers   NY       1917 No qualifiers
       
1918 1 George Mogridge   NY 4 L 29 SP   26 23 4 7 7   70.67 68 2 23 17 13 18 .222 2.16   7.0 .269 6.59 1918 1 George Mogridge
1918 8 Allen Russell   NY 4 R 24 SP   9 8 1 3 4   21.00 21 1 10 8 11 8 .250 3.43   1.9 .211 1.58 1918 8 Allen Russell
       
1919 1 Bob Shawkey   NY 3 R 28 SP   14 9 4 1 4   32.67 27 1 12 10 11 15 .395 2.75   4.6 .329 4.69 1919 1 Bob Shawkey
       
1920 1 Carl Mays   NY 3 R 28 SP   8 8 3 0 3   21.00 14 0 3 1 7 9 .429 0.43   5.6 .700 7.88 1920 1 Carl Mays
1920 4 Jack Quinn   NY 3 R 36 SP   9 9 1 0 3   13.33 18 0 6 4 3 8 .381 2.70   2.6 .289 2.36 1920 4 Jack Quinn
       
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
1921 2 Waite Hoyt Vet   NY 1 R 21 SP   11 7 3 1 3   44.00 46 0 12 11 11 20 .351 2.25   5.9 .536 7.71 1921 2 Waite Hoyt
1921 6 Carl Mays   NY 1 R 29 SP   11 10 1 0 7   15.00 10 0 6 4 4 2 .143 2.40   4.1 .373 4.47 1921 6 Carl Mays
       
1922 3 Sad Sam Jones   NY 1 R 29 SP   17 15 1 0 8   33.33 35 2 16 9 15 12 .240 2.43   6.9 .406 7.05 1922 3 Sad Sam Jones
1922 4 Joe Bush 4   NY 1 R 29 SP   9 8 4 1 3   16.67 8 0 2 1 6 7 .500 0.54   5.5 .611 6.89 1922 4 Joe Bush
       
1923 15 Sad Sam Jones   NY 1 R 30 SP   12 8 2 2 4   24.67 37 1 20 19 8 4 .089 6.93   - .000 - 1923 15 Sad Sam Jones
1923 9 Herb Pennock BBW   NY 1 L 29 SP   8 5 1 0 3   17.33 16 1 6 6 8 11 .458 3.12   3.1 .388 3.28 1923 9 Herb Pennock
       
1924 3 Waite Hoyt Vet   NY 2 R 24 SP   14 13 3 2 4   33.33 32 0 11 7 18 7 .140 1.89   6.0 .429 7.49 1924 3 Waite Hoyt
1924 16 Sad Sam Jones   NY 2 R 31 SP   15 7 2 1 3   27.67 36 0 20 17 14 9 .180 5.53   0.9 .060 0.42 1924 16 Sad Sam Jones
1924 11 Herb Pennock BBW 4   NY 2 L 30 SP   6 5 1 0 3   12.67 10 0 2 2 6 7 .438 1.42   2.9 .483 3.84 1924 11 Herb Pennock
       
1925 9 Waite Hoyt Vet   NY 7 R 25 SP   16 14 0 1 6   23.33 19 2 10 9 10 11 .379 3.47   3.5 .219 3.21 1925 9 Waite Hoyt
       
1926 8 Bob Shawkey   NY 1 R 35   19 14 4 3 4   44.00 41 1 15 14 16 26 .456 2.86   5.4 .284 5.22 1926 8 Bob Shawkey
1926 7 Sad Sam Jones   NY 1 R 33 SP   16 11 2 1 5   35.00 37 0 16 15 15 15 .288 3.86   5.1 .319 5.22 1926 7 Sad Sam Jones
1926 3 Waite Hoyt Vet   NY 1 R 26 SP   12 8 4 1 4   33.33 21 0 7 5 9 15 .500 1.35   7.2 .600 10.11 1926 3 Waite Hoyt
       
1927 1 Wilcy Moore   R NY 1 R 30   38 30 13 3 13   119.67 89 1 33 26 42 48 .366 1.96   16.0 .421 18.92 1927 1 Wilcy Moore
1927 8 Bob Shawkey   NY 1 R 36   17 11 2 2 4   37.67 33 1 11 7 13 20 .435 1.67   3.7 .218 3.15 1927 8 Bob Shawkey
       
1928 3 Waite Hoyt Vet 10   NY 1 R 28 SP   11 11 2 1 8   22.33 14 1 5 4 7 7 .333 1.61   5.6 .509 6.54 1928 3 Waite Hoyt
       
1929 9 Wilcy Moore   NY 2 R 32   41 28 6 4 9   61.00 64 4 36 28 21 21 .247 4.13   4.7 .115 2.82 1929 9 Wilcy Moore
1929 6 Fred Heimach   NY 2 L 28   25 14 7 1 4   71.67 74 2 39 31 12 16 .186 3.89   5.6 .224 4.69 1929 6 Fred Heimach
       
1930 5 George Pipgras   NY 3 R 30 SP   14 13 1 2 5   25.00 17 0 5 4 8 16 .640 1.44   3.8 .271 3.69 1930 5 George Pipgras
       
1931 5 Hank Johnson   NY 2 R 25 SP   17 11 3 0 4   35.00 33 0 15 15 15 15 .313 3.86   4.6 .271 4.38 1931 5 Hank Johnson
       
1932 7 Wilcy Moore   NY 1 R 35   9 6 1 0 4   19.00 23 1 7 6 5 6 .214 2.84   2.6 .289 2.67 1932 7 Wilcy Moore
       
1933 12 Wilcy Moore   NY 2 R 36   35 26 5 6 8   62.00 92 1 54 38 20 17 .152 5.52   0.8 .023 0.24 1933 12 Wilcy Moore
1933 10 Herb Pennock BBW   NY 2 L 39   18 10 3 3 4   32.67 45 0 18 17 17 11 .177 4.68   1.9 .106 1.21 1933 10 Herb Pennock
       
1934 2 Johnny Murphy   R NY 2 R 25 SP   20 13 3 3 4   48.67 46 1 12 11 11 14 .246 2.03   6.7 .335 7.68 1934 2 Johnny Murphy
       
1935 6 Johnny Murphy   NY 2 R 26   32 19 6 4 5   65.67 64 4 35 31 31 19 .200 4.25   4.5 .141 3.56 1935 6 Johnny Murphy
       
1936 1 Pat Malone   NY 1 R 33   26 25 6 2 9   71.67 59 1 19 19 38 42 .433 2.39   10.8 .415 12.33 1936 1 Pat Malone
1936 2 Johnny Murphy   NY 1 R 27   22 12 5 2 5   53.00 54 3 18 13 17 18 .254 2.21   7.9 .359 8.38 1936 2 Johnny Murphy
       
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
1937 2 Johnny Murphy   a-rep NY 1 R 28   35 30 12 4 10   89.67 96 5 39 36 39 33 .244 3.61   9.8 .280 10.50 1937 2 Johnny Murphy
1937 7 Pat Malone   NY 1 R 34   19 16 1 3 6   33.33 37 1 20 17 12 20 .408 4.59   2.6 .137 1.94 1937 7 Pat Malone
       
1938 2 Johnny Murphy   a-rep NY 1 R 29   30 26 8 1 11   77.33 74 2 37 35 35 36 .330 4.07   8.6 .287 9.33 1938 2 Johnny Murphy
       
1939 6 Johnny Murphy   a NY 1 R 30   38 34 3 6 19   61.33 57 2 33 30 28 30 .353 4.40   6.6 .174 5.82 1939 6 Johnny Murphy
       
1940 1 Johnny Murphy   NY 3 R 31   34 28 8 4 9   56.33 50 4 23 22 14 20 .313 3.52   8.2 .241 9.24 1940 1 Johnny Murphy
       
1941 1 Johnny Murphy   NY 1 R 32   35 31 8 3 15   77.33 68 1 20 17 40 29 .269 1.98   12.4 .354 13.98 1941 1 Johnny Murphy
1941 7 Spud Chandler   NY 1 R 33 SP   8 5 0 0 4   16.67 16 1 10 10 5 7 .333 5.40   1.2 .150 0.88 1941 7 Spud Chandler
       
1942 8 Johnny Murphy   NY 1 R 33   31 26 4 10 11   58.00 66 2 27 22 23 24 .270 3.41   3.8 .123 2.68 1942 8 Johnny Murphy
       
1943 4 Johnny Murphy T33   NY 1 R 34   37 32 12 4 8   68.00 44 2 22 19 30 31 .419 2.51   9.4 .254 9.11 1943 4 Johnny Murphy
       
1944 9 Jim Turner   NY 3 R 40   35 28 4 4 7   41.67 42 3 23 16 22 13 .203 3.46   3.3 .094 1.95 1944 9 Jim Turner
       
1945 3 Jim Turner   NY 4 R 41   30 26 3 4 10   54.33 45 4 26 22 31 22 .289 3.64   4.3 .143 3.31 1945 3 Jim Turner
       
1946 5 Johnny Murphy   NY 3 R 37   27 24 4 2 7   45.00 40 4 22 17 19 19 .322 3.40   3.8 .141 2.81 1946 5 Johnny Murphy
       
1947 1 Joe Page 4   a NY 1 L 29   54 44 14 7 17   134.00 100 4 34 32 63 114 .699 2.15   17.3 .320 21.21 1947 1 Joe Page
       
1948 8 Joe Page   a NY 3 L 30   54 38 7 8 16   102.00 106 7 54 46 65 73 .427 4.06   7.0 .130 4.99 1948 8 Joe Page
       
1949 1 Joe Page 3   NY 1 L 31   60 48 13 8 27   135.33 103 8 44 39 75 99 .556 2.59   18.8 .313 19.00 1949 1 Joe Page
       
1950 7 Joe Page   NY 1 L 32   37 33 3 7 13   55.33 66 8 34 31 31 33 .340 5.04   2.5 .068 1.28 1950 7 Joe Page
1950 4 Tom Ferrick   NY 1 R 35   30 22 8 4 9   56.67 49 5 26 23 22 20 .282 3.65   5.9 .197 5.13 1950 4 Tom Ferrick
       
1951 8 Joe Ostrowski   NY 1 L 34   31 18 4 4 5   69.33 75 3 34 28 15 24 .267 3.63   4.5 .145 3.23 1951 8 Joe Ostrowski
1951 3 Bob Kuzava   NY 1 L 28 SP   15 13 5 1 5   33.00 24 2 4 3 9 22 .667 0.82   7.2 .480 9.40 1951 3 Bob Kuzava
1951 10 Allie Reynolds 3   NY 1 R 36 SP   14 11 1 2 7   23.67 22 1 14 14 19 15 .366 5.32   2.1 .150 1.54 1951 10 Allie Reynolds
       
1952 3 Johnny Sain T29   NY 1 R 34 SP   19 15 3 1 7   44.33 38 2 7 6 12 18 .360 1.22   8.3 .437 11.17 1952 3 Johnny Sain
1952 5 Allie Reynolds 2   a NY 1 R 37 SP   6 6 0 0 6   9.33 7 0 0 0 1 3 .375 -   3.6 .600 5.68 1952 5 Allie Reynolds
       
1953 8 Tom Gorman   NY 1 R 28   39 15 4 4 6   73.00 56 4 27 23 30 37 .430 2.84   5.3 .136 3.99 1953 8 Tom Gorman
1953 6 Allie Reynolds T12   a NY 1 R 38 SP   26 23 7 1 13   51.67 44 1 16 16 24 34 .500 2.79   7.1 .273 7.56 1953 6 Allie Reynolds
1953 2 Johnny Sain   a NY 1 R 35 SP   21 19 4 1 9   50.67 45 1 9 7 13 20 .345 1.24   9.3 .443 12.62 1953 2 Johnny Sain
       
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
1954 2 Johnny Sain   NY 2 R 36   45 39 6 6 22   77.00 66 11 27 27 15 33 .407 3.16   10.5 .233 10.53 1954 2 Johnny Sain
1954 6 Allie Reynolds   a-inj NY 2 R 39 SP   18 14 3 2 7   39.67 21 2 12 11 15 27 .750 2.50   5.9 .328 7.02 1954 6 Allie Reynolds
       
1955 8 Jim Konstanty   NY 1 R 38   45 30 7 2 11   73.67 68 5 28 19 24 19 .207 2.32   8.7 .193 8.24 1955 8 Jim Konstanty
1955 7 Tom Morgan   NY 1 R 25   39 24 7 3 10   69.00 68 2 24 23 22 17 .189 3.00   8.3 .213 8.26 1955 7 Tom Morgan
       
1956 6 Tom Morgan NY 1 R 26   41 23 6 7 11   71.33 74 2 41 33 27 20 .198 4.16   4.6 .112 3.65 1956 6 Tom Morgan
     
1957 2 Bob Grim T16 a NY 1 R 27   46 36 12 8 19 7 .731   72.00 60 5 22 21 36 52 .542 2.63   10.7 .233 11.19 1957 2 Bob Grim
     
1958 2 Ryne Duren 22 a R-2 NY 1 R 29   43 33 6 4 20 3 .870   70.67 36 4 20 17 43 83 1.051 2.16   11.3 .263 11.54 1958 2 Ryne Duren
     
1959 3 Ryne Duren a(2) NY 3 R 30   41 29 3 6 14 7 .667   76.67 49 6 18 16 43 96 1.043 1.88   10.1 .246 11.33 1959 3 Ryne Duren
     
1960 7 Bobby Shantz NY 1 L 34   42 21 5 4 11 4 .733   67.67 57 5 24 21 24 54 .667 2.79   8.0 .190 7.59 1960 7 Bobby Shantz
1960 9 Ryne Duren NY 1 R 31   41 17 3 4 9 1 .900   45.00 25 3 28 26 47 60 .833 5.20   1.8 .044 0.82 1960 9 Ryne Duren
     
1961 1 Luis Arroyo 6 a NY 1 L 34   65 54 15 5 29 10 .744   119.00 83 5 34 29 49 87 .659 2.19   22.3 .343 27.36 1961 1 Luis Arroyo
     
1962 5 Marshall Bridges NY 1 L 31   52 35 8 4 18 8 .692   71.67 49 4 30 25 48 66 .680 3.14   9.8 .188 8.96 1962 5 Marshall Bridges
1962 11 Luis Arroyo NY 1 L 35   27 15 1 3 7 4 .636   33.67 33 5 20 18 17 21 .420 4.81   1.2 .044 0.53 1962 11 Luis Arroyo
     
1963 6 Hal Reniff R NY 1 R 24   48 30 4 3 18 4 .818   89.33 63 3 31 26 42 56 .533 2.62   12.1 .252 12.66 1963 6 Hal Reniff
     
1964 12 Pete Mikkelsen R NY 1 R 24   50 27 7 4 12 4 .750   86.00 79 3 35 34 41 63 .525 3.56   7.3 .146 5.92 1964 12 Pete Mikkelsen
1964 11 Hal Reniff NY 1 R 25   41 27 6 4 9 1 .900   69.33 47 3 26 24 30 38 .494 3.12   7.8 .190 7.22 1964 11 Hal Reniff
     
1965 10 Pedro Ramos NY 6 R 30   65 42 5 5 19 2 .905   92.33 80 7 34 30 27 68 .636 2.92   11.1 .171 9.64 1965 10 Pedro Ramos
     
1966 15 Hal Reniff NY 10 R 27   56 29 3 7 9 3 .750   95.33 80 2 37 34 49 79 .612 3.21   6.8 .121 5.30 1966 15 Hal Reniff
1966 13 Pedro Ramos NY 10 R 31   51 38 3 8 13 3 .813   85.67 87 10 37 32 17 54 .519 3.36   6.9 .135 5.68 1966 13 Pedro Ramos
     
1967 6 Dooley Womack NY 9 R 27   65 48 5 6 18 2 .900   97.00 80 6 33 26 35 57 .496 2.41   12.7 .195 12.45 1967 6 Dooley Womack
     
1968 6 Steve Hamilton NY 5 L 32   40 24 2 2 11 1 .917   50.67 37 0 13 12 13 42 .840 2.13   8.0 .200 8.21 1968 6 Steve Hamilton
1968 3 Lindy McDaniel NY 5 R 32   24 19 4 1 10 3 .769   51.33 30 5 10 10 12 43 1.024 1.75   9.2 .383 13.07 1968 3 Lindy McDaniel
     
1969 7 Jack Aker NY 5E R 28   38 23 8 4 11 4 .733   65.67 51 4 17 15 22 40 .548 2.06   11.7 .308 12.07 1969 7 Jack Aker
     
1970 1 Lindy McDaniel T21 NY 2E R 34   62 51 9 5 29 6 .829   111.67 88 7 29 25 23 81 .730 2.01   19.1 .308 23.53 1970 1 Lindy McDaniel
1970 8 Jack Aker NY 2E R 29   41 28 4 2 16 4 .800   70.00 57 3 19 16 20 36 .468 2.06   10.3 .251 11.46 1970 8 Jack Aker
     
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
1971 21 Lindy McDaniel NY 4E R 35   44 28 5 10 4 7 .364   69.67 82 12 41 39 24 39 .368 5.04   0.3 .007 0.06 1971 21 Lindy McDaniel
1971 15 Jack Aker NY 4E R 30   41 20 4 4 4 8 .333   55.67 48 3 20 16 26 24 .324 2.59   5.2 .127 4.17 1971 15 Jack Aker
     
1972 1 Sparky Lyle 3 7 NY 4E L 27   59 56 9 5 35 7 .833   107.67 84 3 25 23 29 75 .664 1.92   18.3 .310 24.42 1972 1 Sparky Lyle
     
1973 2 Lindy McDaniel NY 4E R 37   44 32 12 4 10 4 .714   138.33 124 9 42 40 43 76 .455 2.60   15.0 .341 18.30 1973 2 Lindy McDaniel
1973 7 Sparky Lyle a NY 4E L 28   51 45 5 9 27 6 .818   82.33 66 4 30 23 18 63 .750 2.51   13.9 .273 15.18 1973 7 Sparky Lyle
     
1974 3 Sparky Lyle 25 NY 2E L 29   66 59 9 3 15 7 .682   114.00 93 6 30 21 43 89 .654 1.66   16.2 .245 17.11 1974 3 Sparky Lyle
     
1975 13 Sparky Lyle NY 3E L 30   49 37 5 7 6 6 .500   89.33 94 1 34 31 36 65 .500 3.12   7.2 .147 5.91 1975 13 Sparky Lyle
     
1976 7 Sparky Lyle 22 a NY 1E L 31   64 58 7 8 23 8 .742   103.67 82 5 33 26 42 61 .492 2.26   13.6 .213 13.79 1976 7 Sparky Lyle
1976 12 Dick Tidrow NY 1E R 29   45 24 3 5 10 3 .769   77.67 65 4 25 23 22 53 .609 2.67   7.8 .173 7.14 1976 12 Dick Tidrow
     
1977 2 Sparky Lyle 6 1 a NY 1E L 32   72 60 13 5 26 8 .765   137.00 131 7 41 33 33 68 .415 2.17   20.2 .281 23.22 1977 2 Sparky Lyle
     
1978 1 Goose Gossage BBW 13 5 a NY 1E R 26   63 55 10 11 27 10 .730   134.33 87 9 41 30 59 122 .836 2.01   20.1 .319 24.96 1978 1 Goose Gossage
1978 16 Sparky Lyle NY 1E L 33   59 33 9 3 9 2 .818   111.67 116 6 46 43 33 33 .221 3.47   8.8 .149 7.47 1978 16 Sparky Lyle
     
1979 7 Ron Davis R-T4 NY 4E R 23   44 21 14 2 9 10 .474   85.33 84 5 29 27 28 43 .384 2.85   11.7 .266 12.55 1979 7 Ron Davis
1979 8 Goose Gossage BBW NY 4E R 27   36 33 5 3 18 3 .857   58.33 48 5 18 17 19 41 .612 2.62   10.8 .300 12.30 1979 8 Goose Gossage
     
1980 3 Goose Gossage BBW 3 3 a NY 1E R 28   64 58 6 2 33 4 .892   99.00 74 5 29 25 37 103 .928 2.27   18.3 .286 20.55 1980 3 Goose Gossage
     
1981 2 Goose Gossage BBW 9 6 a-inj NY 3E R 29   32 30 3 2 20 3 .870   46.67 22 2 6 4 14 48 1.333 0.77   11.5 .359 14.25 1981 2 Goose Gossage
     
1982 5 Goose Gossage BBW a NY 5E R 30   56 43 4 5 30 9 .769   93.00 63 5 23 23 28 102 1.121 2.23   17.3 .309 19.54 1982 5 Goose Gossage
     
1983 11 George Frazier NY 3E R 28   61 30 4 4 8 2 .800   115.33 94 5 44 44 45 78 .561 3.43   10.1 .166 8.70 1983 11 George Frazier
1983 4 Goose Gossage BBW NY 3E R 31   57 47 13 5 22 13 .629   87.33 82 5 27 22 25 90 .841 2.27   15.7 .275 17.45 1983 4 Goose Gossage
     
1984 3 Dave Righetti NY 3E L 25   64 53 5 6 31 9 .775   96.33 79 5 29 25 37 90 .776 2.34   15.5 .242 16.94 1984 3 Dave Righetti
     
1985 6 Dave Righetti NY 2E L 26   74 60 12 7 29 10 .744   107.00 96 5 36 33 45 92 .652 2.78   15.3 .207 15.02 1985 6 Dave Righetti
1985 8 Brian Fisher R-6 NY 2E R 23   55 23 4 4 14 4 .778   98.33 77 4 32 26 29 85 .802 2.38   11.6 .211 11.50 1985 8 Brian Fisher
     
1986 2 Dave Righetti 10 4 a NY 2E L 27   74 68 8 8 46 10 .821   106.67 88 4 31 29 35 83 .675 2.45   20.5 .277 24.04 1986 2 Dave Righetti
1986 27 Brian Fisher NY 2E R 24   62 26 9 5 6 9 .400   96.67 105 14 61 53 37 67 .472 4.93   4.4 .071 2.61 1986 27 Brian Fisher
     
1987 5 Dave Righetti a NY 4E L 28   60 54 8 6 31 13 .705   95.00 95 9 45 37 44 77 .554 3.51   13.1 .218 13.97 1987 5 Dave Righetti
1987 18 Pat Clements NY 4E L 25   55 20 3 3 7 3 .700   80.00 91 4 45 44 30 36 .298 4.95   4.9 .089 3.34 1987 18 Pat Clements
     
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 12 Dave Righetti NY 5E L 29   60 41 5 4 25 9 .735   87.00 86 5 35 34 37 70 .569 3.52   10.4 .173 9.83 1988 12 Dave Righetti
1988 16 Cecilio Guante NY 5E R 28   56 37 5 6 11 6 .647   75.00 59 10 25 24 22 61 .753 2.88   8.0 .143 6.86 1988 16 Cecilio Guante
     
1989 7 Lee Guetterman NY 5E L 30   70 38 5 5 13 0 1.000   103.00 98 6 31 28 26 51 .411 2.45   12.9 .184 12.65 1989 7 Lee Guetterman
1989 18 Dave Righetti NY 5E L 30   55 53 2 6 25 9 .735   69.00 73 3 32 23 26 51 .515 3.00   8.2 .149 7.24 1989 18 Dave Righetti
     
1990 15 Dave Righetti NY 7E L 31   53 47 1 1 36 3 .923   53.00 48 8 24 21 26 43 .581 3.57   7.4 .140 6.41 1990 15 Dave Righetti
     
1991 6 Steve Farr NY 5E R 34   60 48 5 5 23 6 .793   70.00 57 4 19 17 20 60 .779 2.19   13.1 .218 13.88 1991 6 Steve Farr
     
1992 23 John Habyan NY T4E R 28   56 20 5 6 7 5 .583   72.67 84 6 32 31 21 44 .419 3.84   5.1 .091 3.64 1992 23 John Habyan
1992 9 Steve Farr NY T4E R 35   50 42 2 2 30 6 .833   52.00 34 2 10 9 19 37 .698 1.56   10.6 .212 11.54 1992 9 Steve Farr
     
1993 20 Steve Farr NY 2E R 36   49 37 2 2 25 6 .806   47.00 44 8 22 22 28 39 .542 4.21   5.0 .102 3.75 1993 20 Steve Farr
     
1994 5 Bob Wickman NY 1E R 25   53 19 5 4 6 4 .600   70.00 54 3 26 24 27 56 .691 3.09   8.6 .162 8.40 1994 5 Bob Wickman
1994 2 Steve Howe NY 1E L 36   40 25 3 0 15 4 .789   40.00 28 2 8 8 7 18 .514 1.80   9.6 .240 11.41 1994 2 Steve Howe
     
1995 12 Bob Wickman NY 2E R 26   62 14 2 3 1 9 .100   77.33 71 4 34 33 30 49 .485 3.84   6.7 .108 5.06 1995 12 Bob Wickman
1995 3 John Wetteland NY 2E R 28   60 56 1 5 31 6 .838   61.33 40 6 22 20 14 66 1.222 2.93   12.5 .208 13.10 1995 3 John Wetteland
     
1996 4 John Wetteland 19 a NY 1E R 29   62 58 2 3 43 4 .915   63.67 54 9 23 20 21 69 .920 2.83   12.9 .208 13.93 1996 4 John Wetteland
     
1997 4 Mariano Rivera T25 a NY 2E R 27   66 56 6 4 43 9 .827   71.67 65 5 17 15 20 68 .800 1.88   14.8 .224 16.59 1997 4 Mariano Rivera
     
1998 18 Mike Stanton NY 1E L 31   67 26 4 1 6 4 .600   79.00 71 13 51 48 26 69 .711 5.47   4.3 .064 2.54 1998 18 Mike Stanton
1998 3 Mariano Rivera NY 1E R 28   54 49 3 0 36 5 .878   61.33 48 3 13 13 17 36 .554 1.91   14.3 .265 17.20 1998 3 Mariano Rivera
     
1999 2 Mariano Rivera 14 3 a NY 1E R 29   66 63 4 3 45 4 .918   69.00 43 2 15 14 18 52 .852 1.83   17.4 .264 20.91 1999 2 Mariano Rivera
     
2000 2 Mariano Rivera a NY 1E R 30   66 61 7 4 36 5 .878   75.67 58 4 26 24 25 58 .699 2.85   16.5 .250 19.84 2000 2 Mariano Rivera
     
2001 1 Mariano Rivera 11 a-rep NY 1E R 31   71 66 4 6 50 7 .877   80.67 61 5 24 21 12 83 1.137 2.34   18.7 .263 22.95 2001 1 Mariano Rivera
     
2002 11 Steve Karsay NY 1E R 30   78 38 6 4 12 4 .750   88.33 87 7 33 32 30 65 .556 3.26   11.1 .142 10.14 2002 11 Steve Karsay
2002 6 Mariano Rivera a NY 1E R 32   45 37 1 4 28 4 .875   46.00 35 3 16 14 11 41 .891 2.74   10.0 .222 11.42 2002 6 Mariano Rivera
     
2003 2 Mariano Rivera 27 NY 1E R 33   64 57 5 2 40 6 .870   70.67 61 3 15 13 10 63 .887 1.66   17.0 .266 20.65 2003 2 Mariano Rivera
     
2004 7 Tom Gordon a NY 1E R 36   80 15 9 4 4 6 .400   89.67 56 5 23 22 23 96 1.215 2.21   15.9 .199 16.40 2004 7 Tom Gordon
2004 3 Mariano Rivera 9 3 a NY 1E R 34   74 69 4 2 53 4 .930   78.67 65 3 17 17 20 66 .776 1.94   17.9 .242 20.37 2004 3 Mariano Rivera
     
2005 1 Mariano Rivera 9 2 a NY 1E R 35   71 67 7 4 43 4 .915   78.33 50 2 18 12 18 80 1.176 1.38   19.1 .269 22.69 2005 1 Mariano Rivera
     
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 17 Kyle Farnsworth NY 1E R 30   72 24 3 6 6 4 .600   66.00 62 8 34 32 28 75 .833 4.36   4.8 .067 2.70 2006 17 Kyle Farnsworth
2006 6 Mariano Rivera T26 a NY 1E R 36   63 59 5 5 34 3 .919   75.00 61 3 16 15 11 55 .764 1.80   16.2 .257 17.88 2006 6 Mariano Rivera
     
2007 8 Mariano Rivera NY 2E R 37   67 58 3 4 30 4 .882   71.33 68 4 25 25 12 74 .925 3.15   11.6 .173 11.04 2007 8 Mariano Rivera
     
2008 1 Mariano Rivera 5 a NY 3E R 38   64 60 6 5 39 1 .975   70.67 41 4 11 11 6 77 1.638 1.40   20.1 .314 25.39 2008 1 Mariano Rivera
     
2009 3 Mariano Rivera 14 a NY 1E R 39   66 55 3 3 44 2 .957   66.33 48 7 14 13 12 72 1.200 1.76   15.5 .235 17.70 2009 3 Mariano Rivera
     
2010 2 Mariano Rivera a NY 2E R 40   61 55 3 3 33 5 .868   60.00 39 2 14 12 11 45 .900 1.80   14.9 .244 17.20 2010 2 Mariano Rivera
Copyright 2009-11 by Andre Lower
Sources:
All-Time Major League Handbook
Win Shares Digital Update
baseball-reference.com
ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia