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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
1977 10 Pete Vuckovich TOR 7E R 24   45 35 5 3 8 4 .667   86.67 74 7 32 30 37 73 .658 3.12   9.6 .213 9.62 1977 10 Pete Vuckovich
     
1978 19 Tom Murphy TOR 7E R 32   50 35 6 9 7 4 .636   94.00 87 11 43 41 37 36 .290 3.93   7.2 .144 6.01 1978 19 Tom Murphy
1978 7 Victor Cruz R TOR 7E R 20   32 23 7 3 9 3 .750   47.33 28 0 10 9 35 51 .810 1.71   9.6 .300 11.56 1978 7 Victor Cruz
     
1979 15 Tom Buskey TOR 7E R 32   44 40 6 10 7 4 .636   78.67 74 10 33 30 25 44 .444 3.43   8.1 .184 7.22 1979 15 Tom Buskey
     
1980 13 Jerry Garvin TOR 7E L 24   61 24 4 7 8 5 .615   82.67 70 6 23 21 27 52 .536 2.29   11.0 .180 9.81 1980 13 Jerry Garvin
     
1981 9 Joey McLaughlin TOR 7E R 24   40 26 1 5 10 1 .909   60.00 55 2 24 19 21 38 .500 2.85   6.8 .170 5.79 1981 9 Joey McLaughlin
     
1982 8 Dale Murray TOR T6E R 32   56 33 8 7 11 7 .611   111.00 115 3 48 39 32 60 .408 3.16   12.5 .223 12.00 1982 8 Dale Murray
1982 9 Roy Lee Jackson TOR T6E R 28   46 24 8 7 6 5 .545   88.33 64 6 29 25 29 69 .742 2.55   11.2 .243 11.23 1982 9 Roy Lee Jackson
1982 14 Joey McLaughlin TOR T6E R 25   44 34 8 6 8 6 .571   70.00 54 7 27 25 30 49 .583 3.21   9.4 .214 8.82 1982 14 Joey McLaughlin
     
1983 16 Roy Lee Jackson TOR 4E R 29   49 19 8 3 7 5 .583   92.00 92 6 48 46 41 48 .361 4.50   7.0 .143 5.61 1983 16 Roy Lee Jackson
1983 19 Joey McLaughlin TOR 4E R 26   50 31 7 4 9 11 .450   64.67 63 11 33 32 37 47 .470 4.45   5.4 .108 3.76 1983 19 Joey McLaughlin
1983 14 Randy Moffitt TOR 4E R 34   45 33 6 2 10 3 .769   57.33 52 5 27 24 24 38 .500 3.77   7.0 .156 5.84 1983 14 Randy Moffitt
     
1984 16 Roy Lee Jackson TOR 2E R 30   54 29 7 8 10 7 .588   86.00 73 12 40 34 31 58 .558 3.56   8.4 .156 7.36 1984 16 Roy Lee Jackson
1984 23 Jimmy Key R TOR 2E L 23   63 24 4 5 10 7 .588   62.00 70 8 37 32 32 44 .431 4.65   3.2 .051 1.60 1984 23 Jimmy Key
1984 22 Dennis Lamp TOR 2E R 31   52 37 5 7 9 5 .643   64.00 74 6 39 32 32 32 .302 4.50   4.2 .081 2.65 1984 22 Dennis Lamp
     
1985 17 Jim Acker TOR 1E R 26   61 26 7 2 10 3 .769   86.33 86 7 35 31 43 42 .326 3.23   8.6 .141 6.97 1985 17 Jim Acker
1985 18 Gary Lavelle TOR 1E L 36   69 19 5 7 8 8 .500   72.67 54 5 30 25 36 50 .556 3.10   7.7 .112 5.56 1985 18 Gary Lavelle
1985 16 Bill Caudill TOR 1E R 28   67 51 4 6 14 5 .737   69.33 53 9 26 23 35 46 .523 2.99   8.9 .133 7.00 1985 16 Bill Caudill
1985 10 Tom Henke 20 7 TOR 1E R 27   28 22 3 3 13 1 .929   40.00 29 4 12 9 8 42 1.135 2.03   8.5 .304 10.11 1985 10 Tom Henke
     
1986 1 Mark Eichhorn 6 R-3 TOR 4E R 25   69 38 14 6 10 3 .769   157.00 105 8 32 30 45 166 1.107 1.72   21.0 .304 25.80 1986 1 Mark Eichhorn
1986 4 Tom Henke TOR 4E R 28   63 51 9 5 27 8 .771   91.33 63 6 39 34 32 118 1.242 3.35   15.1 .240 16.48 1986 4 Tom Henke
     
1987 2 Tom Henke T13 a TOR 2E R 29   72 62 0 6 34 8 .810   94.00 62 10 27 26 25 128 1.471 2.49   18.0 .250 20.55 1987 2 Tom Henke
     
1988 9 Duane Ward R TOR T3E R 24   64 32 9 3 15 3 .833   111.67 101 5 46 41 60 91 .565 3.30   11.2 .175 10.63 1988 9 Duane Ward
1988 11 Tom Henke TOR T3E R 30   52 44 4 4 25 4 .862   68.00 60 6 23 22 24 66 .786 2.91   10.2 .196 10.26 1988 11 Tom Henke
     
1989 23 Duane Ward TOR 1E R 25   66 39 4 10 15 12 .556   114.67 94 4 55 48 58 122 .803 3.77   7.6 .115 5.89 1989 23 Duane Ward
1989 6 Tom Henke TOR 1E R 31   64 56 8 3 20 4 .833   89.00 66 5 20 19 25 116 1.275 1.92   14.8 .231 16.26 1989 6 Tom Henke
     
1990 12 Duane Ward TOR 2E R 26   73 39 2 8 11 7 .611   127.67 101 9 51 49 42 112 .783 3.45   10.8 .148 9.63 1990 12 Duane Ward
1990 4 Tom Henke TOR 2E R 32   61 58 2 4 32 6 .842   74.67 58 8 18 18 19 75 .974 2.17   13.8 .226 15.21 1990 4 Tom Henke
     
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 1 Duane Ward T9 TOR 1E R 27   81 46 7 6 23 4 .852   107.33 80 3 36 33 33 132 1.168 2.77   19.1 .236 21.04 1991 1 Duane Ward
1991 9 Tom Henke TOR 1E R 33   49 43 0 2 32 3 .914   50.33 33 4 13 13 11 53 1.205 2.32   11.7 .239 12.96 1991 9 Tom Henke
     
1992 3 Duane Ward TOR 1E R 28   79 35 7 4 12 4 .750   101.33 76 5 27 22 39 103 .896 1.95   15.9 .201 16.87 1992 3 Duane Ward
1992 8 Tom Henke TOR 1E R 34   57 50 3 2 34 3 .919   55.67 40 5 19 14 22 46 .742 2.26   11.3 .198 11.90 1992 8 Tom Henke
     
1993 2 Duane Ward T22 5 a TOR 1E R 29   71 70 2 3 45 6 .882   71.67 49 4 17 17 25 97 1.311 2.13   16.7 .235 19.02 1993 2 Duane Ward
     
1994 8 Darren Hall R-4 TOR 3E R 29   30 28 2 3 17 3 .850   31.67 26 3 12 12 14 28 .700 3.41   5.8 .193 6.19 1994 8 Darren Hall
     
1995 7 Tony Castillo TOR 5E L 32   55 31 1 5 13 8 .619   72.67 64 7 27 26 24 38 .432 3.22   9.1 .165 8.51 1995 7 Tony Castillo
     
1996 6 Mike Timlin TOR 4E R 30   59 56 1 6 31 7 .816   56.67 47 4 25 23 18 52 .800 3.65   10.0 .169 9.74 1996 6 Mike Timlin
     
1997 8 Paul Quantrill TOR 5E R 28   77 29 6 7 5 5 .500   88.00 103 5 25 19 17 56 .467 1.94   11.6 .151 10.66 1997 8 Paul Quantrill
1997 14 Mike Timlin TOR 5E R 31   38 26 3 2 9 4 .692   47.00 41 6 17 15 15 36 .643 2.87   7.0 .184 6.83 1997 14 Mike Timlin
1997 19 Kelvim Escobar R TOR 5E R 21   27 23 3 2 14 3 .824   31.00 28 1 12 10 19 36 .766 2.90   5.5 .204 5.88 1997 19 Kelvim Escobar
     
1998 10 Paul Quantrill TOR 3E R 29   82 32 3 4 7 7 .500   80.00 88 5 26 23 22 59 .536 2.59   10.8 .132 9.16 1998 10 Paul Quantrill
1998 5 Randy Myers TOR 3E L 35   41 37 3 4 28 5 .848   42.33 44 4 21 21 19 32 .508 4.46   11.7 .285 14.61 1998 5 Randy Myers
     
1999 8 Billy Koch R-T7 TOR 3E R 24   56 48 0 5 31 4 .886   63.67 55 5 26 24 30 57 .671 3.39   10.1 .180 10.04 1999 8 Billy Koch
     
2000 3 Billy Koch TOR 3E R 25   68 62 9 3 33 5 .868   78.67 78 6 28 23 18 60 .625 2.63   16.1 .237 18.84 2000 3 Billy Koch
     
2001 13 Billy Koch TOR 3E R 26   69 56 2 5 36 8 .818   69.33 69 7 39 37 33 55 .539 4.80   7.8 .113 6.27 2001 13 Billy Koch
     
2002 14 Kelvim Escobar TOR 3E R 26   76 68 5 7 38 8 .826   78.00 75 10 39 37 44 85 .714 4.27   9.2 .121 7.75 2002 14 Kelvim Escobar
     
2003 8 Aquilino Lopez R TOR 3E R 28   72 34 1 3 14 2 .875   73.67 58 5 31 28 34 64 .696 3.42   10.5 .146 9.45 2003 8 Aquilino Lopez
2003 20 Cliff Politte TOR 3E R 29   54 30 1 5 12 6 .667   49.33 52 11 32 31 17 40 .580 5.66   3.2 .059 1.84 2003 20 Cliff Politte
     
2004 10 Jason Frasor R TOR 5E R 26   63 37 4 6 17 2 .895   68.33 64 4 31 31 36 54 .540 4.08   9.5 .151 8.53 2004 10 Jason Frasor
2004 15 Justin Speier TOR 5E R 30   62 32 3 8 7 4 .636   69.00 61 8 32 30 25 52 .605 3.91   7.1 .115 5.56 2004 15 Justin Speier
     
2005 14 Miguel Batista TOR 3E R 34   71 62 5 8 31 8 .795   74.67 80 9 39 34 27 54 .505 4.10   8.3 .117 6.50 2005 14 Miguel Batista
     
2006 2 B.J. Ryan a TOR 2E L 30   65 57 2 2 38 4 .905   72.33 42 3 12 11 20 86 1.387 1.37   20.0 .308 24.16 2006 2 B.J. Ryan
     
2007 11 Casey Janssen TOR 3E R 25   70 21 2 3 6 5 .545   72.67 67 4 22 19 20 39 .448 2.35   9.9 .141 8.51 2007 11 Casey Janssen
2007 6 Jeremy Accardo TOR 3E R 25   64 48 4 4 30 5 .857   67.33 51 4 19 16 24 57 .760 2.14   14.1 .220 15.14 2007 6 Jeremy Accardo
     
2008 10 B.J. Ryan TOR 4E L 32   60 48 2 4 32 4 .889   58.00 46 4 21 19 28 58 .784 2.95   9.9 .165 9.07 2008 10 B.J. Ryan
     
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 9 Jason Frasor TOR 4E R 31   61 36 7 3 11 3 .786   57.67 43 4 17 16 16 56 .949 2.50   10.0 .164 9.54 2009 9 Jason Frasor
2009 17 Scott Downs TOR 4E L 33   48 24 1 3 9 4 .692   46.67 46 4 18 16 13 43 .729 3.09   5.6 .117 4.50 2009 17 Scott Downs
     
2010 13 Kevin Gregg TOR 4E R 32   63 56 2 6 37 6 .860   59.00 52 4 24 23 30 58 .707 3.51   9.1 .144 8.07 2010 13 Kevin Gregg
Copyright 2009-11 by Andre Lower
Sources:
All-Time Major League Handbook
Win Shares Digital Update
baseball-reference.com
ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia