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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
1889 2 Bill Sowders   BOS 2 R 24 SP   3 3 0 0 2   6.67 8 0 6 4 4 2 .167 5.40   0.8 .267 0.62 1889 2 Bill Sowders
       
1890 No qualifiers   BOS       1890 No qualifiers
       
1891 2 John Clarkson Vet   BOS 1 R 29 SP   4 4 0 1 3   12.33 12 0 7 4 4 4 .250 2.92   3.0 .750 3.34 1891 2 John Clarkson
1891 3 Kid Nichols Vet   BOS 1 R 21 SP   4 4 0 1 3   12.00 12 0 6 3 3 7 .467 2.25   2.8 .700 3.00 1891 3 Kid Nichols
       
1892 No qualifiers   BOS       1892 No qualifiers
       
1893 No qualifiers   BOS       1893 No qualifiers
       
1894 No qualifiers   BOS       1894 No qualifiers
       
1895 4 Kid Nichols Vet   BOS T5 R 25 SP   5 5 0 0 3   15.33 17 1 9 6 3 6 .300 3.52   2.2 .440 2.52 1895 4 Kid Nichols
       
1896 No qualifiers   BOS       1896 No qualifiers
       
1897 1 Kid Nichols Vet   BOS 1 R 27 SP   6 6 2 0 3   20.67 20 1 9 6 4 7 .292 2.61   3.3 .550 3.97 1897 1 Kid Nichols
1897 5 Jim Sullivan   BOS 1 R 28   4 4 0 1 2   13.67 14 0 9 6 4 3 .167 3.95   1.6 .400 1.64 1897 5 Jim Sullivan
       
1898 3 Ted Lewis   BOS 1 R 25 SP   8 8 3 0 2   31.67 27 1 13 10 11 7 .184 2.84   4.2 .525 4.13 1898 3 Ted Lewis
1898 1 Kid Nichols Vet   BOS 1 R 28 SP   8 8 2 0 4   30.67 25 1 11 7 7 11 .344 2.05   5.1 .638 5.53 1898 1 Kid Nichols
1898 5 Piano Legs Hickman   R BOS 1 R 22   3 3 0 0 2   10.00 7 0 2 2 4 3 .273 1.80   2.0 .667 2.21 1898 5 Piano Legs Hickman
       
1899 3 Vic Willis Vet   BOS 2 R 23 SP   3 3 0 0 2   9.00 7 0 3 2 3 3 .300 2.00   2.2 .733 2.87 1899 3 Vic Willis
       
1900 No qualifiers   BOS       1900 No qualifiers
       
1901 No qualifiers   BOS       1901 No qualifiers
       
1902 1 Vic Willis Vet   BOS 3 R 26 SP   5 5 1 1 3   19.00 17 0 7 5 5 10 .455 2.37   2.4 .480 2.11 1902 1 Vic Willis
       
1903 No qualifiers   BOS       1903 No qualifiers
       
1904 No qualifiers   BOS       1904 No qualifiers
       
1905 No qualifiers   BOS       1905 No qualifiers
       
1906 No qualifiers   BOS       1906 No qualifiers
       
1907 No qualifiers   BOS       1907 No qualifiers
       
1908 No qualifiers   BOS       1908 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
1909 4 Al Mattern   R BOS 1 L 26 SP   15 14 3 4 3   45.33 46 1 22 14 15 14 .230 2.78   4.8 .320 4.48 1909 4 Al Mattern
       
1910 No qualifiers   BOS       1910 No qualifiers
       
1911 No qualifiers   BOS       1911 No qualifiers
       
1912 3 Hub Perdue   BOS 8 R 30 SP   7 4 0 2 3   20.33 24 1 11 9 4 8 .286 3.98   4.0 .571 4.93 1912 3 Hub Perdue
       
1913 No qualifiers   BOS       1913 No qualifiers
       
1914 No qualifiers   BOS       1914 No qualifiers
       
1915 1 Tom Hughes   BOS 2 R 31 SP   25 22 6 0 9   71.67 53 1 22 17 15 44 .647 2.13   8.3 .332 8.76 1915 1 Tom Hughes
       
1916 2 Tom Hughes   BOS 3 R 32   27 19 9 2 5   61.00 46 1 17 16 19 37 .569 2.36   6.9 .256 6.11 1916 2 Tom Hughes
1916 6 Dick Rudolph   BOS 3 R 28 SP   3 3 0 0 3   6.67 6 0 2 2 1 3 .429 2.70   1.8 .600 2.44 1916 6 Dick Rudolph
       
1917 No qualifiers   BOS       1917 No qualifiers
       
1918 No qualifiers   BOS       1918 No qualifiers
       
1919 5 Al Demaree   BOS 6 R 34   12 11 2 1 3   29.33 34 2 15 12 8 8 .190 3.68   1.9 .158 1.79 1919 5 Al Demaree
       
1920 10 Hugh McQuillan   BOS 7 R 22 SP   12 9 1 1 5   17.67 21 1 16 13 4 6 .240 6.62   - .000 - 1920 10 Hugh McQuillan
       
1921 11 Jack Scott   BOS 4 R 29 SP   19 11 1 2 3   40.67 40 2 16 16 13 11 .208 3.54   4.2 .221 3.42 1921 11 Jack Scott
1921 4 Hugh McQuillan   BOS 4 R 23 SP   14 13 2 1 5   35.00 26 1 11 9 15 16 .390 2.31   6.3 .450 7.33 1921 4 Hugh McQuillan
       
1922 No qualifiers   BOS       1922 No qualifiers
       
1923 No qualifiers   BOS       1923 No qualifiers
       
1924 No qualifiers   BOS       1924 No qualifiers
       
1925 No qualifiers   BOS       1925 No qualifiers
       
1926 5 George Mogridge   BOS 7 L 37   29 24 5 3 3   76.00 71 2 26 21 15 23 .267 2.49   4.2 .145 3.44 1926 5 George Mogridge
       
1927 3 George Mogridge   BOS 7 L 38   19 16 6 3 5   41.33 38 4 19 16 14 25 .481 3.48   4.5 .237 4.04 1927 3 George Mogridge
       
1928 No qualifiers   BOS       1928 No qualifiers
       
1929 No qualifiers   BOS       1929 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
1930 3 Bob Smith   BOS 6 R 35 SP   14 12 2 0 5   34.00 38 2 11 10 14 17 .327 2.65   5.8 .414 7.34 1930 3 Bob Smith
       
1931 No qualifiers   BOS       1931 No qualifiers
       
1932 1 Ben Cantwell   BOS 5 R 30   28 27 9 8 5   80.00 64 3 23 18 18 24 .293 2.03   11.6 .414 13.16 1932 1 Ben Cantwell
       
1933 2 Ed Brandt   BOS 4 L 28 SP   9 9 1 1 4   21.67 20 1 6 6 5 14 .560 2.49   5.2 .578 7.40 1933 2 Ed Brandt
1933 7 Huck Betts   BOS 4 R 36 SP   9 7 0 1 4   13.00 10 0 5 5 6 2 .125 3.46   2.6 .289 2.62 1933 7 Huck Betts
       
1934 11 Bob Smith   BOS 4 R 39   34 25 4 6 5   82.67 90 6 46 44 25 19 .165 4.79   3.6 .106 2.27 1934 11 Bob Smith
1934 12 Ed Brandt   BOS 4 L 29 SP   12 10 2 2 5   26.00 31 3 22 15 10 13 .317 5.19   1.9 .158 1.46 1934 12 Ed Brandt
1934 6 Ben Cantwell   BOS 4 R 32 SP   8 7 1 0 5   18.00 10 0 3 3 4 6 .429 1.50   3.6 .450 4.68 1934 6 Ben Cantwell
       
1935 3 Bob Smith   BOS 8 R 40 SP   26 22 3 5 5   79.33 73 4 25 21 28 26 .257 2.38   8.5 .327 8.36 1935 3 Bob Smith
       
1936 3 Bob Smith   BOS 6 R 41   24 20 2 1 8   57.00 62 0 24 19 17 14 .177 3.00   7.6 .317 7.79 1936 3 Bob Smith
       
1937 No qualifiers   BOS       1937 No qualifiers
       
1938 2 Ira Hutchinson   BOS 5 R 27   24 17 5 3 4   89.67 82 1 26 20 28 23 .209 2.01   10.0 .417 11.92 1938 2 Ira Hutchinson
1938 9 Dick Errickson   R BOS 5 R 24   24 15 3 4 6   49.67 43 1 27 21 32 13 .173 3.81   3.8 .158 2.79 1938 9 Dick Errickson
       
1939 10 Johnny Lanning   BOS 7 R 28   31 14 3 2 4   87.33 85 5 38 34 35 29 .242 3.50   5.6 .181 4.40 1939 10 Johnny Lanning
1939 12 Fred Frankhouse   BOS 7 R 35   23 17 0 2 4   38.00 37 3 16 11 18 12 .218 2.61   2.8 .122 1.81 1939 12 Fred Frankhouse
       
1940 No qualifiers   BOS       1940 No qualifiers
       
1941 No qualifiers   BOS       1941 No qualifiers
       
1942 7 Johnny Sain   R BOS 7 R 24   37 24 4 6 6   77.33 67 6 48 36 52 56 .471 4.19   2.0 .054 0.76 1942 7 Johnny Sain
       
1943 No qualifiers   BOS       1943 No qualifiers
       
1944 No qualifiers   BOS       1944 No qualifiers
       
1945 6 Don Hendrickson   R BOS 6 R 31   35 27 3 8 5   64.00 56 5 33 27 36 14 .152 3.80   3.1 .090 2.16 1945 6 Don Hendrickson
       
1946 T8 Bill Posedel   BOS 4 R 39   19 10 2 0 4   28.33 34 4 24 22 13 9 .191 6.99   - .000 - 1946 T8 Bill Posedel
       
1947 No qualifiers   BOS       1947 No qualifiers
       
1948 No qualifiers   BOS       1948 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
1949 6 Nels Potter   BOS 4 R 37   38 29 5 11 7   73.33 74 5 39 38 26 49 .490 4.66   3.7 .097 2.65 1949 6 Nels Potter
       
1950 6 Bobby Hogue   BOS 4 R 29   35 20 3 5 7   62.00 67 7 32 32 28 16 .168 4.65   2.2 .063 1.09 1950 6 Bobby Hogue
       
1951 No qualifiers   BOS       1951 No qualifiers
       
1952 9 Lew Burdette   R BOS 7 R 25   36 22 4 6 7   79.00 71 4 28 26 31 31 .304 2.96   8.1 .225 7.50 1952 9 Lew Burdette
       
1953 4 Lew Burdette   MIL 2 R 26   33 24 8 0 8   78.00 76 2 35 28 33 26 .239 3.23   7.9 .239 8.61 1953 4 Lew Burdette
       
1954 5 Dave Jolly   R MIL 3 R 29   46 31 11 6 10   101.33 83 6 35 29 58 60 .426 2.58   12.2 .265 13.36 1954 5 Dave Jolly
       
1955 No qualifiers   MIL       1955 No qualifiers
       
1956 10 Dave Jolly MIL 2 R 31   29 18 2 3 7   45.67 39 7 21 19 35 20 .270 3.74   2.4 .083 1.57 1956 10 Dave Jolly
     
1957 6 Don McMahon R MIL 1 R 27   32 19 2 3 9 4 .692   46.67 33 0 13 8 29 46 .742 1.54   6.8 .213 7.08 1957 6 Don McMahon
     
1958 No qualifiers MIL       1958 No qualifiers
     
1959 6 Don McMahon MIL 2 R 29   60 49 5 3 15 1 .938   80.67 81 5 26 23 37 55 .466 2.57   9.7 .162 8.62 1959 6 Don McMahon
     
1960 12 Don McMahon MIL 2 R 30   48 27 3 6 10 6 .625   63.67 66 9 48 42 32 50 .510 5.94   - .000 - 1960 12 Don McMahon
1960 10 Ron Piche R MIL 2 R 25   37 27 3 5 9 5 .643   48.00 48 3 26 19 23 38 .535 3.56   2.9 .078 1.64 1960 10 Ron Piche
     
1961 6 Don McMahon MIL 4 R 31   53 32 6 4 8 6 .571   92.00 84 4 35 29 51 55 .407 2.84   9.3 .175 8.54 1961 6 Don McMahon
     
1962 9 Claude Raymond R MIL 5 R 25   26 23 5 5 10 3 .769   42.67 37 5 15 13 15 40 .769 2.74   6.5 .250 7.45 1962 9 Claude Raymond
     
1963 8 Bob Shaw MIL 6 R 30 SP   32 27 3 5 13 2 .867   55.33 49 1 10 10 19 36 .529 1.63   10.0 .313 11.50 1963 8 Bob Shaw
     
1964 9 Bobby Tiefenauer MIL 5 R 34   46 37 4 6 13 4 .765   73.00 61 6 33 26 15 48 .632 3.21   6.4 .139 5.40 1964 9 Bobby Tiefenauer
     
1965 3 Billy O'Dell MIL 5 L 32   61 42 10 5 18 5 .783   107.33 83 9 32 24 30 75 .664 2.01   16.0 .262 18.15 1965 3 Billy O'Dell
     
1966 2 Clay Carroll ATL 5 R 25   70 28 8 6 11 7 .611   137.33 111 7 39 32 28 64 .460 2.10   15.5 .221 16.92 1966 2 Clay Carroll
1966 14 Chi Chi Olivo ATL 5 R 38   47 16 5 4 7 3 .700   66.00 59 4 34 31 19 41 .526 4.23   4.1 .087 2.80 1966 14 Chi Chi Olivo
     
1967 13 Cecil Upshaw R ATL 7 R 24   30 20 2 3 8 2 .800   45.33 42 4 14 13 8 31 .620 2.58   5.6 .187 5.31 1967 13 Cecil Upshaw
1967 6 Phil Niekro BBW ATL 7 R 28 SP   26 20 1 2 9 2 .818   46.67 37 2 14 8 17 31 .574 1.54   7.6 .292 9.01 1967 6 Phil Niekro
     
1968 3 Cecil Upshaw R ATL 5 R 25   52 35 8 7 13 2 .867   116.67 98 6 41 32 24 74 .607 2.47   12.3 .237 13.63 1968 3 Cecil Upshaw
1968 13 Claude Raymond ATL 5 R 31   36 24 3 5 10 3 .769   60.33 56 4 21 19 18 37 .500 2.83   5.7 .158 5.16 1968 13 Claude Raymond
     
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 2 Cecil Upshaw ATL 1W R 26   62 47 6 4 27 5 .844   105.33 102 7 36 34 29 57 .435 2.91   15.8 .255 18.04 1969 2 Cecil Upshaw
     
1970 8 Hoyt Wilhelm BBW a ATL 5W R 46   50 37 6 4 13 4 .765   78.33 69 7 29 27 39 67 .620 3.10   10.8 .216 10.97 1970 8 Hoyt Wilhelm
1970 16 Bob Priddy ATL 5W R 30   41 24 5 5 8 2 .800   73.00 75 9 46 44 24 32 .323 5.42   4.1 .100 2.91 1970 16 Bob Priddy
     
1971 7 Cecil Upshaw ATL 3W R 28   49 41 11 6 17 9 .654   82.00 95 5 33 32 28 56 .455 3.51   10.9 .222 11.73 1971 7 Cecil Upshaw
     
1972 12 Cecil Upshaw ATL 4W R 29   42 29 3 5 13 2 .867   53.67 50 5 22 22 19 23 .333 3.69   6.8 .162 5.63 1972 12 Cecil Upshaw
     
1973 17 Danny Frisella ATL 5W R 27   42 24 1 2 8 8 .500   45.00 40 5 27 21 23 27 .429 4.20   3.2 .076 2.09 1973 17 Danny Frisella
     
1974 2 Tom House ATL 3W L 27   56 38 6 2 11 5 .688   102.67 74 5 26 22 27 64 .634 1.93   14.9 .266 17.84 1974 2 Tom House
1974 14 Danny Frisella ATL 3W R 28   35 26 3 4 6 4 .600   37.67 31 4 22 20 22 24 .453 4.78   1.5 .043 0.72 1974 14 Danny Frisella
     
1975 13 Tom House ATL 5W L 28   58 45 7 7 11 4 .733   79.33 79 2 39 28 36 36 .313 3.18   7.7 .133 6.86 1975 13 Tom House
     
1976 14 Adrian Devine R ATL 6W R 24   47 24 5 6 9 2 .818   72.33 67 3 26 22 26 48 .516 2.74   8.3 .177 7.90 1976 14 Adrian Devine
     
1977 14 Dave Campbell R ATL 6W R 25   65 31 0 6 13 0 1.000   88.67 78 7 32 30 33 42 .378 3.04   10.6 .163 9.24 1977 14 Dave Campbell
1977 20 Rick Camp R ATL 6W R 24   54 34 6 3 10 4 .714   78.67 89 6 47 35 47 51 .375 4.00   6.5 .120 4.86 1977 20 Rick Camp
     
1978 1 Gene Garber ATL 6W R 30   43 36 4 4 22 4 .846   78.33 58 11 26 22 13 61 .859 2.53   14.4 .335 18.39 1978 1 Gene Garber
     
1979 10 Gene Garber ATL 6W R 31   68 55 6 16 25 8 .758   106.00 121 10 66 51 24 56 .386 4.33   8.7 .128 7.01 1979 10 Gene Garber
     
1980 1 Rick Camp ATL 4W R 27   77 44 6 4 22 2 .917   108.33 92 3 26 23 29 33 .273 1.91   20.3 .264 23.55 1980 1 Rick Camp
     
1981 1 Rick Camp T20 ATL 5W R 28   48 33 9 3 17 5 .773   76.00 68 5 17 15 12 47 .588 1.78   14.4 .300 17.97 1981 1 Rick Camp
     
1982 2 Gene Garber T19 T7 ATL 1W R 34   69 56 8 10 30 8 .789   119.33 100 4 40 31 32 68 .515 2.34   19.1 .277 22.84 1982 2 Gene Garber
1982 5 Steve Bedrosian R-7 ATL 1W R 24   61 30 7 5 11 6 .647   122.00 86 4 33 31 51 114 .832 2.29   14.5 .238 16.07 1982 5 Steve Bedrosian
     
1983 13 Steve Bedrosian ATL 2W R 25   69 52 9 10 19 7 .731   113.00 94 10 49 47 48 106 .746 3.74   10.9 .158 9.68 1983 13 Steve Bedrosian
1983 9 Terry Forster ATL 2W L 31   56 29 3 2 13 3 .813   79.33 60 3 19 19 31 54 .593 2.16   11.9 .213 12.26 1983 9 Terry Forster
1983 24 Gene Garber ATL 2W R 35   43 29 4 5 9 8 .529   60.67 72 8 37 31 23 45 .474 4.60   2.4 .056 1.27 1983 24 Gene Garber
     
1984 15 Gene Garber ATL T2W R 36   62 42 3 6 11 5 .688   106.00 103 7 45 36 24 55 .433 3.06   9.6 .155 8.57 1984 15 Gene Garber
1984 14 Donnie Moore ATL T2W R 30   47 29 4 5 16 3 .842   64.33 63 3 27 21 18 47 .580 2.94   8.9 .189 8.79 1984 14 Donnie Moore
1984 5 Steve Bedrosian ATL T2W R 26   36 28 6 5 11 2 .846   58.00 44 3 12 11 22 63 .955 1.71   11.6 .322 14.94 1984 5 Steve Bedrosian
     
1985 14 Bruce Sutter BBW ATL 5W R 32   58 50 7 7 23 12 .657   88.33 91 13 46 44 29 52 .433 4.48   8.1 .140 6.83 1985 14 Bruce Sutter
     
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
1986 3 Gene Garber ATL 6W R 38   61 48 5 5 24 5 .828   78.00 76 3 23 22 20 56 .583 2.54   15.0 .246 16.92 1986 3 Gene Garber
1986 14 Paul Assenmacher R ATL 6W L 25   61 27 7 3 7 4 .636   68.33 61 5 23 19 26 56 .644 2.50   9.5 .156 8.53 1986 14 Paul Assenmacher
     
1987 14 Jim Acker ATL 5W R 28   68 41 4 9 14 2 .875   114.67 109 11 57 53 51 68 .425 4.16   9.9 .146 8.40 1987 14 Jim Acker
1987 21 Gene Garber ATL 5W R 39   49 43 8 10 10 6 .625   69.33 87 7 39 34 28 48 .417 4.41   4.5 .092 3.03 1987 21 Gene Garber
     
1988 14 Paul Assenmacher ATL 6W L 27   64 32 8 7 5 6 .455   79.33 72 4 28 27 32 71 .683 3.06   8.6 .134 7.39 1988 14 Paul Assenmacher
1988 22 Bruce Sutter BBW ATL 6W R 35   38 26 1 4 14 9 .609   45.33 49 4 26 24 11 40 .667 4.77   3.5 .092 2.49 1988 22 Bruce Sutter
     
1989 18 Joe Boever ATL 6W R 28   66 53 4 11 21 9 .700   82.33 78 6 37 36 34 68 .607 3.94   7.9 .120 6.08 1989 18 Joe Boever
     
1990 17 Kent Mercker R ATL 6W L 22   36 28 4 7 7 3 .700   48.33 43 6 22 17 24 39 .582 3.17   4.8 .133 3.97 1990 17 Kent Mercker
1990 13 Joe Boever ATL 6W R 29   33 21 1 3 8 4 .667   42.33 40 6 23 22 35 35 .467 4.68   - .000 - 1990 13 Joe Boever
     
1991 11 Mike Stanton R-8 ATL 1W L 24   74 20 5 5 7 3 .700   78.00 62 6 27 25 21 54 .651 2.88   9.8 .132 8.79 1991 11 Mike Stanton
1991 5 Juan Berenguer ATL 1W R 36   49 35 0 3 17 1 .944   64.33 43 5 18 16 20 53 .841 2.24   11.3 .231 13.38 1991 5 Juan Berenguer
1991 3 Alejandro Pena ATL 1W R 32   15 12 2 0 11 0 1.000   19.33 11 1 3 3 3 13 .929 1.40   8.3 .553 11.92 1991 3 Alejandro Pena
     
1992 18 Mike Stanton ATL 1W L 25   65 23 5 4 8 3 .727   63.67 59 6 32 29 20 44 .557 4.10   4.7 .072 3.13 1992 18 Mike Stanton
1992 19 Alejandro Pena ATL 1W R 33   41 31 1 6 15 3 .833   42.00 40 7 19 19 13 34 .642 4.07   3.4 .083 2.43 1992 19 Alejandro Pena
     
1993 3 Greg McMichael R-2 ATL 1W R 26   74 40 2 3 19 2 .905   91.67 68 3 22 21 29 89 .918 2.06   16.9 .228 18.28 1993 3 Greg McMichael
1993 19 Mike Stanton ATL 1W L 26   63 41 4 6 27 6 .818   52.00 51 4 35 27 29 43 .538 4.67   5.0 .079 3.19 1993 19 Mike Stanton
     
1994 10 Greg McMichael ATL 2E R 27   51 41 4 6 21 10 .677   58.67 66 1 29 25 19 47 .553 3.84   8.1 .159 7.48 1994 10 Greg McMichael
     
1995 1 Mark Wohlers ATL 1E R 25   65 49 7 3 25 4 .862   64.67 51 2 16 15 24 90 1.200 2.09   16.5 .254 19.43 1995 1 Mark Wohlers
     
1996 7 Mark Wohlers a ATL 1E R 26   77 64 2 4 39 5 .886   77.33 71 8 30 26 21 100 1.087 3.03   13.8 .179 13.84 1996 7 Mark Wohlers
     
1997 6 Mark Wohlers ATL 1E R 27   71 55 5 7 33 7 .825   69.33 57 4 29 27 38 92 .968 3.50   10.9 .154 10.80 1997 6 Mark Wohlers
     
1998 5 Kerry Ligtenberg R-4 ATL 1E R 27   75 56 3 2 30 4 .882   73.00 51 6 24 22 24 79 1.053 2.71   14.7 .196 15.21 1998 5 Kerry Ligtenberg
     
1999 5 John Rocker R ATL 1E L 24   74 61 4 5 38 7 .844   72.33 47 5 24 20 37 104 1.238 2.49   15.7 .212 16.75 1999 5 John Rocker
     
2000 8 Mike Remlinger ATL 1E L 34   71 18 5 3 12 4 .750   72.67 55 6 29 28 37 72 .783 3.47   11.7 .165 11.57 2000 8 Mike Remlinger
2000 16 John Rocker ATL 1E L 25   59 41 1 2 24 3 .889   53.00 42 5 25 17 48 77 .856 2.89   7.8 .132 6.90 2000 16 John Rocker
2000 12 Kerry Ligtenberg ATL 1E R 29   59 19 2 3 12 2 .857   52.33 43 7 21 21 24 51 .761 3.61   8.3 .141 7.58 2000 12 Kerry Ligtenberg
     
2001 24 Steve Karsay ATL 1E R 29   43 21 3 4 7 4 .636   44.67 44 4 21 17 17 39 .639 3.43   4.9 .114 4.15 2001 24 Steve Karsay
2001 9 John Smoltz ATL 1E R 34   31 20 1 1 10 1 .909   34.00 20 3 8 6 5 37 1.480 1.59   8.3 .268 10.75 2001 9 John Smoltz
2001 18 John Rocker ATL 1E L 26   30 28 2 2 19 4 .826   32.00 25 2 13 11 16 36 .878 3.09   6.4 .213 7.41 2001 18 John Rocker
     
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
2002 3 John Smoltz 8 3 a ATL 1E R 35   75 68 3 2 55 4 .932   80.33 59 4 30 29 24 85 1.024 3.25   17.9 .239 19.60 2002 3 John Smoltz
     
2003 3 John Smoltz T18 a ATL 1E R 36   62 55 0 2 45 4 .918   64.33 48 2 9 8 8 73 1.304 1.12   16.3 .263 18.76 2003 3 John Smoltz
     
2004 4 John Smoltz 21 ATL 1E R 37   73 61 0 1 44 5 .898   81.67 75 8 25 25 13 85 .966 2.75   16.2 .222 16.83 2004 4 John Smoltz
     
2005 14 Chris Reitsma ATL 1E R 27   76 37 3 6 15 9 .625   73.33 79 3 32 32 14 42 .452 3.93   9.1 .120 7.31 2005 14 Chris Reitsma
2005 22 Danny Kolb ATL 1E R 30   65 34 3 8 11 7 .611   57.67 78 5 39 38 29 39 .364 5.93   0.1 .002 0.01 2005 22 Danny Kolb
2005 12 Kyle Farnsworth ATL 1E R 29   26 18 0 0 10 0 1.000   27.33 15 4 6 6 7 32 1.455 1.98   6.9 .265 8.25 2005 12 Kyle Farnsworth
     
2006 27 Chris Reitsma ATL 3E R 28   27 16 1 2 8 4 .667   28.00 46 7 27 27 8 13 .241 8.68   - .000 - 2006 27 Chris Reitsma
2006 16 Bob Wickman ATL 3E R 37   28 26 0 2 18 1 .947   26.00 24 1 7 3 2 25 .962 1.04   6.0 .214 6.96 2006 16 Bob Wickman
     
2007 16 Rafael Soriano ATL 3E R 27   71 28 3 3 9 3 .750   72.00 47 12 26 24 15 70 1.129 3.00   9.9 .139 8.98 2007 16 Rafael Soriano
2007 21 Bob Wickman ATL 3E R 38   49 39 3 3 20 6 .769   43.67 48 4 22 19 20 35 .515 3.92   4.5 .092 3.32 2007 21 Bob Wickman
     
2008 21 Mike Gonzalez ATL 4E L 30   36 29 0 3 14 2 .875   33.67 26 6 21 16 14 44 1.100 4.28   3.3 .092 2.53 2008 21 Mike Gonzalez
     
2009 16 Mike Gonzalez ATL 3E L 31   80 29 5 4 10 7 .588   74.33 56 7 28 20 33 90 1.011 2.42   9.3 .116 7.73 2009 16 Mike Gonzalez
2009 7 Rafael Soriano ATL 3E R 29   77 52 1 6 27 4 .871   75.67 53 6 25 25 27 102 1.275 2.97   13.4 .174 13.62 2009 7 Rafael Soriano
     
2010 1 Billy Wagner a ATL 2E L 38   71 64 7 2 37 7 .841   69.33 38 5 14 11 22 104 1.733 1.43   18.5 .261 22.59 2010 1 Billy Wagner
Copyright 2009-11 by Andre Lower
Sources:
All-Time Major League Handbook
Win Shares Digital Update
baseball-reference.com
ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia