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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 3 Bill Bishop   R CHI 3 R 19   2 2 0 0 2   3.00 6 0 13 6 6 1 .083 18.00   - .000 - 1889 3 Bill Bishop
       
1890 1 Bill Hutchison   CHI 2 R 30 SP   5 5 1 1 2   16.67 14 1 9 5 6 8 .400 2.70   2.6 .520 2.60 1890 1 Bill Hutchison
       
1891 No qualifiers   CHI       1891 No qualifiers
       
1892 No qualifiers   CHI       1892 No qualifiers
       
1893 4 Frank Donnelly   R CHI 9 U 23   2 2 0 0 2   6.33 8 0 6 4 3 1 .091 5.69   1.0 .500 1.18 1893 4 Frank Donnelly
       
1894 No qualifiers   CHI       1894 No qualifiers
       
1895 No qualifiers   CHI       1895 No qualifiers
       
1896 No qualifiers   CHI       1896 No qualifiers
       
1897 No qualifiers   CHI       1897 No qualifiers
       
1898 No qualifiers   CHI       1898 No qualifiers
       
1899 No qualifiers   CHI       1899 No qualifiers
       
1900 No qualifiers   CHI       1900 No qualifiers
       
1901 No qualifiers   CHI       1901 No qualifiers
       
1902 No qualifiers   CHI       1902 No qualifiers
       
1903 T5 Carl Lundgren   CHI 3 R 23 SP   7 6 1 0 3   27.33 27 0 14 9 8 9 .257 2.96   2.5 .357 2.15 1903 T5 Carl Lundgren
       
1904 3 Buttons Briggs   CHI 2 R 28 SP   4 4 1 0 3   15.33 14 0 6 3 4 6 .333 1.76   3.0 .750 3.34 1904 3 Buttons Briggs
       
1905 No qualifiers   CHI       1905 No qualifiers
       
1906 2 Ed Reulbach   CHI 1 R 23 SP   9 8 1 0 3   28.33 17 0 7 5 12 12 .414 1.59   4.5 .500 4.91 1906 2 Ed Reulbach
1906 3 Three Finger Brown Vet   CHI 1 R 29 SP   4 4 1 0 3   13.00 9 0 3 2 3 7 .583 1.38   2.9 .725 3.80 1906 3 Three Finger Brown
       
1907 3 Three Finger Brown Vet   CHI 1 R 30 SP   7 7 1 0 3   21.00 16 0 5 3 4 10 .500 1.29   4.4 .629 4.50 1907 3 Three Finger Brown
1907 2 Orval Overall   CHI 1 R 26 SP   6 5 1 2 3   18.33 14 0 4 3 5 10 .526 1.47   4.5 .750 5.04 1907 2 Orval Overall
       
1908 1 Three Finger Brown Vet   CHI 1 R 31 SP   13 12 5 2 5   36.00 25 0 7 6 6 14 .452 1.50   6.5 .500 6.99 1908 1 Three Finger Brown
1908 3 Orval Overall   CHI 1 R 27 SP   10 9 3 0 4   25.67 19 0 8 5 9 19 .679 1.75   4.1 .410 4.00 1908 3 Orval Overall
       
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 1 Three Finger Brown Vet   CHI 2 R 32 SP   16 15 1 1 7   46.00 33 0 10 7 7 23 .575 1.37   7.3 .456 8.13 1909 1 Three Finger Brown
1909 6 Orval Overall   CHI 2 R 28 SP   6 6 1 0 3   18.00 13 0 4 3 5 13 .722 1.50   3.0 .500 3.50 1909 6 Orval Overall
       
1910 5 Lew Richie   CHI 1 R 26   19 11 5 0 4   46.33 42 0 16 14 18 19 .317 2.72   4.4 .232 3.75 1910 5 Lew Richie
1910 2 Three Finger Brown Vet   CHI 1 R 33 SP   15 14 3 4 7   37.67 33 0 12 8 8 18 .439 1.91   6.0 .400 7.06 1910 2 Three Finger Brown
       
1911 1 Three Finger Brown Vet T17   CHI 2 R 34 SP   26 24 5 3 13   65.00 64 1 26 20 13 31 .403 2.77   10.1 .388 10.68 1911 1 Three Finger Brown
       
1912 4 Ed Reulbach   CHI 3 R 29 SP   20 14 3 1 4   52.33 50 2 27 22 19 23 .333 3.78   5.6 .280 4.83 1912 4 Ed Reulbach
1912 7 Jimmy Lavender   R CHI 3 R 28 SP   11 7 1 1 3   32.33 31 1 15 11 11 14 .333 3.06   3.7 .336 3.50 1912 7 Jimmy Lavender
       
1913 1 Larry Cheney 7   CHI 3 R 27 SP   18 18 4 0 11   37.67 33 1 14 11 12 17 .378 2.63   6.6 .367 8.01 1913 1 Larry Cheney
       
1914 T2 Larry Cheney   CHI 4 R 28 SP   10 10 3 0 5   26.33 20 1 12 7 12 13 .406 2.39   4.0 .400 4.35 1914 T2 Larry Cheney
       
1915 3 Jimmy Lavender   CHI 4 R 31 SP   17 13 2 4 4   45.00 36 1 16 13 14 24 .480 2.60   4.8 .282 4.67 1915 3 Jimmy Lavender
1915 9 Bert Humphries   CHI 4 R 34 SP   9 6 1 1 3   23.00 25 1 9 6 3 6 .214 2.35   2.7 .300 2.71 1915 9 Bert Humphries
       
1916 1 Gene Packard   CHI 5 L 28 SP   21 17 4 1 5   46.67 46 1 18 14 11 11 .193 2.70   6.4 .305 6.19 1916 1 Gene Packard
       
1917 No qualifiers   CHI       1917 No qualifiers
       
1918 No qualifiers   CHI       1918 No qualifiers
       
1919 No qualifiers   CHI       1919 No qualifiers
       
1920 7 Grover Alexander BBW   CHI T5 R 33 SP   6 6 1 0 5   6.00 1 0 0 0 2 6 2.000 -   3.5 .583 3.71 1920 7 Grover Alexander
       
1921 3 Buck Freeman   R CHI 7 R 24 SP   18 12 4 2 3   58.67 56 2 26 24 24 15 .188 3.68   6.9 .383 7.41 1921 3 Buck Freeman
       
1922 6 Tiny Osborne   R CHI 5 R 29   27 15 2 1 3   87.67 101 3 62 51 43 48 .333 5.24   1.2 .044 0.59 1922 6 Tiny Osborne
1922 4 Tony Kaufmann   R CHI 5 R 21   23 18 2 5 3   69.33 69 8 35 32 28 23 .237 4.15   4.7 .204 4.99 1922 4 Tony Kaufmann
       
1923 8 Fred Fussell   R CHI 4 L 27   26 21 3 3 3   64.00 71 2 43 40 29 33 .330 5.63   1.0 .038 0.36 1923 8 Fred Fussell
1923 3 Tony Kaufmann   CHI 4 R 22 SP   9 7 1 0 3   13.00 11 1 6 4 4 8 .533 2.77   4.2 .467 5.21 1923 3 Tony Kaufmann
       
1924 5 Vic Keen   CHI 5 R 25 SP   12 8 2 1 3   25.00 21 0 14 12 9 10 .333 4.32   2.3 .192 2.29 1924 5 Vic Keen
       
1925 3 Guy Bush   CHI 8 R 23 SP   27 17 4 2 4   73.00 89 5 34 31 19 26 .241 3.82   6.3 .233 5.68 1925 3 Guy Bush
       
1926 No qualifiers   CHI       1926 No qualifiers
       
1927 No qualifiers   CHI       1927 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
1928 4 Hal Carlson   CHI 3 R 36   16 10 1 0 4   26.00 42 2 27 26 8 5 .100 9.00   - .000 - 1928 4 Hal Carlson
       
1929 1 Guy Bush 10   CHI 1 R 27 SP   20 15 2 1 8   46.00 41 1 12 10 18 17 .288 1.96   7.6 .380 9.22 1929 1 Guy Bush
1929 6 Charlie Root   CHI 1 R 30 SP   12 9 2 0 5   31.33 29 1 10 10 9 21 .553 2.87   4.6 .383 5.60 1929 6 Charlie Root
       
1930 7 Pat Malone   CHI 2 R 27 SP   10 8 1 1 4   17.67 16 0 7 5 6 6 .273 2.55   3.0 .300 3.23 1930 7 Pat Malone
       
1931 No qualifiers   CHI       1931 No qualifiers
       
1932 No qualifiers   CHI       1932 No qualifiers
       
1933 No qualifiers   CHI       1933 No qualifiers
       
1934 No qualifiers   CHI       1934 No qualifiers
       
1935 8 Lon Warneke 12   CHI 1 R 26 SP   12 11 4 3 4   21.33 15 1 5 4 10 11 .440 1.69   5.2 .433 5.89 1935 8 Lon Warneke
       
1936 No qualifiers   CHI       1936 No qualifiers
       
1937 1 Charlie Root 12   CHI 2 R 38 SP   28 20 8 0 5   73.67 62 8 24 22 12 27 .365 2.69   10.5 .375 10.87 1937 1 Charlie Root
       
1938 4 Charlie Root T25   CHI 1 R 39   33 20 4 1 8   88.33 77 5 25 24 17 38 .404 2.45   10.6 .321 11.09 1938 4 Charlie Root
       
1939 13 Charlie Root   CHI 4 R 40 SP   19 12 1 1 4   46.67 54 1 28 26 12 27 .409 5.01   2.0 .105 1.19 1939 13 Charlie Root
       
1940 2 Claude Passeau 16   CHI 5 R 31 SP   15 13 4 1 5   34.67 24 1 3 3 7 24 .774 0.78   7.3 .487 9.35 1940 2 Claude Passeau
       
1941 6 Jake Mooty   CHI 6 R 28   19 12 3 1 4   53.33 44 5 23 20 21 17 .262 3.38   4.3 .226 4.35 1941 6 Jake Mooty
       
1942 8 Tot Presnell   CHI 6 R 35   27 18 1 1 4   39.33 40 5 28 24 5 9 .200 5.49   0.2 .007 0.03 1942 8 Tot Presnell
       
1943 9 Hank Wyse   R CHI 5 R 25 SP   23 14 1 2 5   40.00 47 2 21 20 17 11 .172 4.50   1.8 .078 0.99 1943 9 Hank Wyse
       
1944 No qualifiers   CHI       1944 No qualifiers
       
1945 5 Paul Derringer   CHI 1 R 38 SP   5 5 1 0 4   8.00 6 0 1 1 2 6 .750 1.13   2.7 .540 4.60 1945 5 Paul Derringer
       
1946 No qualifiers   CHI       1946 No qualifiers
       
1947 4 Emil Kush   CHI 6 R 30   46 23 7 3 5   82.00 77 5 37 34 50 39 .307 3.73   7.8 .170 6.94 1947 4 Emil Kush
       
1948 No qualifiers   CHI       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 5 Bob Muncrief   CHI 8 R 33   31 17 4 4 5   58.33 61 5 27 25 25 28 .326 3.86   4.2 .135 3.12 1949 5 Bob Muncrief
       
1950 4 Dutch Leonard   CHI 7 R 41   34 21 4 1 6   65.33 60 6 34 26 25 26 .306 3.58   6.5 .191 5.62 1950 4 Dutch Leonard
       
1951 No qualifiers   CHI       1951 No qualifiers
       
1952 6 Dutch Leonard   CHI 5 R 43   45 36 2 2 11   66.67 56 3 18 17 24 37 .463 2.29   9.9 .220 9.07 1952 6 Dutch Leonard
       
1953 8 Dutch Leonard   CHI 7 R 44   45 27 2 3 8   62.67 72 9 34 32 25 26 .268 4.60   5.2 .116 3.95 1953 8 Dutch Leonard
1953 9 Johnny Klippstein   CHI 7 R 25 SP   29 21 2 5 6   66.33 70 6 44 36 44 48 .421 4.88   4.3 .148 3.69 1953 9 Johnny Klippstein
       
1954 9 Hal Jeffcoat   CHI 7 R 29   40 21 4 4 7   83.00 91 10 51 49 45 27 .199 5.31   3.3 .083 2.02 1954 9 Hal Jeffcoat
       
1955 3 Hal Jeffcoat   CHI 6 R 30   49 26 8 6 6   96.67 102 5 43 30 52 31 .201 2.79   10.1 .206 10.27 1955 3 Hal Jeffcoat
1955 8 Howie Pollet   CHI 6 L 34   17 7 3 0 5   24.33 18 4 14 13 13 13 .419 4.81   2.1 .124 1.66 1955 8 Howie Pollet
       
1956 5 Turk Lown CHI 8 R 32   61 47 9 8 13   110.67 95 10 49 44 78 74 .428 3.58   9.4 .154 8.37 1956 5 Turk Lown
     
1957 7 Turk Lown CHI T7 R 33   67 47 5 7 12 2 .857   93.00 74 10 45 39 51 51 .408 3.77   7.6 .113 5.76 1957 7 Turk Lown
1957 2 Don Elston R CHI T7 R 28   25 11 3 1 8 2 .800   48.67 37 3 17 16 20 42 .737 2.96   8.3 .332 10.79 1957 2 Don Elston
     
1958 3 Don Elston CHI T5 R 29   69 39 9 8 10 4 .714   97.00 75 9 35 31 39 84 .737 2.88   11.3 .164 10.56 1958 3 Don Elston
1958 2 Bill Henry CHI T5 L 30   44 18 5 4 6 4 .600   81.33 63 8 27 26 17 58 .725 2.88   9.0 .205 11.76 1958 2 Bill Henry
     
1959 1 Bill Henry CHI T5 L 31   65 35 9 8 12 3 .800   134.33 111 19 42 40 26 115 .839 2.68   16.0 .246 17.54 1959 1 Bill Henry
1959 4 Don Elston a-rep,a CHI T5 R 30   65 49 10 8 13 5 .722   97.67 77 11 40 36 46 82 .667 3.32   11.1 .171 10.13 1959 4 Don Elston
     
1960 7 Don Elston CHI 7 R 31   60 33 8 9 11 7 .611   127.00 109 17 57 48 55 85 .518 3.40   9.5 .158 7.66 1960 7 Don Elston
     
1961 12 Don Elston CHI 7 R 32   58 32 6 7 8 4 .667   93.33 108 11 64 58 45 59 .386 5.59   2.7 .047 1.27 1961 12 Don Elston
1961 8 Bob Anderson CHI 7 R 25   45 21 4 3 8 10 .444   83.67 80 4 37 31 25 58 .552 3.33   8.4 .187 7.96 1961 8 Bob Anderson
1961 9 Barney Schultz R CHI 7 R 34   41 25 7 6 7 6 .538   66.67 57 6 32 20 25 59 .720 2.70   7.3 .178 6.76 1961 9 Barney Schultz
     
1962 8 Don Elston CHI 9 R 33   57 32 4 8 8 9 .471   66.33 57 6 25 18 32 37 .416 2.44   8.5 .149 7.52 1962 8 Don Elston
     
1963 4 Lindy McDaniel CHI 7 R 27   57 48 13 7 22 9 .710   88.00 82 9 32 28 27 75 .688 2.86   14.1 .247 14.43 1963 4 Lindy McDaniel
     
1964 8 Lindy McDaniel CHI 8 R 28   63 40 1 7 15 6 .714   95.00 104 4 43 41 23 71 .559 3.88   8.1 .129 6.57 1964 8 Lindy McDaniel
     
1965 2 Ted Abernathy CHI 8 L 32   84 62 4 6 31 7 .816   136.33 113 7 49 39 56 104 .615 2.57   18.0 .214 18.45 1965 2 Ted Abernathy
     
1966 No qualifiers CHI       1966 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
1967 11 Chuck Hartenstein R CHI 3 R 25   45 30 9 5 10 3 .769   73.00 74 4 27 25 17 20 .220 3.08   7.6 .169 6.85 1967 11 Chuck Hartenstein
     
1968 1 Phil Regan 17 CHI 3 R 31   68 60 10 5 25 9 .735   127.00 109 9 36 31 24 60 .451 2.20   20.2 .297 24.20 1968 1 Phil Regan
     
1969 5 Phil Regan CHI 2E R 32   71 49 12 6 17 3 .850   112.00 120 6 49 46 35 56 .361 3.70   12.5 .176 11.87 1969 5 Phil Regan
     
1970 14 Phil Regan CHI 2E R 33   54 40 5 9 12 9 .571   75.67 81 8 43 40 32 31 .274 4.76   5.8 .107 4.28 1970 14 Phil Regan
     
1971 17 Phil Regan CHI T3E R 34   47 30 4 5 6 4 .600   65.33 75 4 35 30 32 27 .252 4.13   4.0 .085 2.66 1971 17 Phil Regan
     
1972 9 Jack Aker CHI 2E R 31   48 39 6 6 17 3 .850   67.00 65 4 31 22 23 36 .409 2.96   8.4 .175 7.22 1972 9 Jack Aker
     
1973 2 Bob Locker CHI 5E R 35   63 43 10 6 18 6 .750   106.33 96 6 40 30 42 76 .551 2.54   16.5 .262 19.96 1973 2 Bob Locker
1973 15 Jack Aker CHI 5E R 32   47 32 4 5 12 3 .800   63.67 76 8 33 29 23 25 .253 4.10   4.8 .102 3.63 1973 15 Jack Aker
     
1974 8 Oscar Zamora R CHI 6E R 29   56 31 3 9 10 3 .769   83.67 82 6 33 29 19 38 .376 3.12   8.6 .154 7.83 1974 8 Oscar Zamora
1974 12 Dave LaRoche CHI 6E L 26   45 21 4 5 5 6 .455   74.33 83 7 45 40 38 41 .339 4.84   4.0 .089 2.77 1974 12 Dave LaRoche
     
1975 20 Darold Knowles CHI T5E L 33   58 18 6 9 15 7 .682   88.33 107 3 61 57 36 63 .441 5.81   3.4 .059 2.02 1975 20 Darold Knowles
1975 19 Oscar Zamora CHI T5E R 30   52 31 5 2 10 1 .909   71.00 84 17 42 40 15 28 .283 5.07   4.0 .077 2.71 1975 19 Oscar Zamora
     
1976 7 Bruce Sutter BBW R CHI 4E R 23   52 28 6 3 10 2 .833   83.33 63 4 27 25 26 73 .820 2.70   12.2 .235 13.38 1976 7 Bruce Sutter
1976 16 Darold Knowles CHI 4E L 34   58 36 5 7 9 8 .529   71.67 61 6 30 23 22 39 .470 2.89   8.6 .148 7.50 1976 16 Darold Knowles
     
1977 15 Willie Hernandez R CHI 4E L 22   66 23 8 6 4 7 .364   103.00 85 10 39 34 27 77 .688 2.97   10.6 .161 9.18 1977 15 Willie Hernandez
1977 1 Bruce Sutter BBW 7 6 a CHI 4E R 24   62 48 7 3 31 9 .775   107.33 69 5 21 16 23 129 1.402 1.34   26.8 .432 38.02 1977 1 Bruce Sutter
     
1978 5 Bruce Sutter BBW 20 a CHI 3E R 25   64 47 8 10 27 14 .659   99.00 82 10 44 35 34 106 .914 3.18   15.8 .247 17.33 1978 5 Bruce Sutter
     
1979 1 Bruce Sutter BBW 7 1 a CHI 5E R 26   62 56 6 6 37 10 .787   101.33 67 3 29 25 32 110 1.111 2.22   22.4 .361 30.33 1979 1 Bruce Sutter
     
1980 16 Dick Tidrow CHI 6E R 33   84 38 6 5 6 6 .500   116.00 97 10 44 36 53 97 .647 2.79   10.5 .125 8.39 1980 16 Dick Tidrow
1980 4 Bruce Sutter BBW a CHI 6E R 27   60 43 5 8 28 9 .757   102.33 90 5 35 30 34 76 .613 2.64   15.8 .263 18.32 1980 4 Bruce Sutter
     
1981 13 Dick Tidrow CHI 6E R 34   51 30 3 10 9 4 .692   74.67 73 6 45 42 30 39 .379 5.06   2.8 .055 1.50 1981 13 Dick Tidrow
     
1982 16 Bill Campbell CHI 5E R 33   62 39 3 6 8 5 .615   100.00 89 6 44 41 40 71 .550 3.69   7.2 .116 5.57 1982 16 Bill Campbell
1982 15 Willie Hernandez CHI 5E L 27   75 30 4 6 10 2 .833   75.00 74 3 26 25 24 54 .551 3.00   8.0 .107 5.94 1982 15 Willie Hernandez
1982 9 Lee Smith CHI 5E R 24   67 38 2 1 17 1 .944   86.00 70 3 21 18 29 80 .808 1.88   13.7 .204 14.08 1982 9 Lee Smith
     
1983 22 Bill Campbell CHI 5E R 34   82 46 6 8 8 5 .615   122.33 128 4 65 61 49 97 .548 4.49   5.7 .070 3.36 1983 22 Bill Campbell
1983 2 Lee Smith 18 T9 a CHI 5E R 25   66 56 4 10 29 4 .879   103.33 70 5 23 19 41 91 .820 1.65   18.7 .283 22.25 1983 2 Lee Smith
     
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
1984 4 Lee Smith CHI 1E R 26   69 59 9 7 33 9 .786   101.00 98 6 42 41 35 86 .647 3.65   15.4 .223 16.50 1984 4 Lee Smith
1984 18 Tim Stoddard CHI 1E R 31   58 26 10 6 7 4 .636   92.00 77 9 41 39 57 87 .649 3.82   8.3 .143 7.12 1984 18 Tim Stoddard
     
1985 1 Lee Smith CHI 4E R 27   65 57 7 4 33 9 .786   97.67 87 9 35 33 32 112 .941 3.04   17.2 .265 19.95 1985 1 Lee Smith
     
1986 2 Lee Smith CHI 5E R 28   66 59 9 9 31 8 .795   90.33 69 7 32 31 42 93 .838 3.09   17.1 .259 19.80 1986 2 Lee Smith
1986 20 Jay Baller CHI 5E R 25   36 16 2 4 5 5 .500   53.67 58 7 37 32 28 42 .488 5.37   1.3 .036 0.56 1986 20 Jay Baller
     
1987 7 Lee Smith a CHI 6E R 29   62 55 4 10 36 12 .750   83.67 84 4 30 29 32 96 .828 3.12   14.7 .237 15.88 1987 7 Lee Smith
     
1988 21 Goose Gossage BBW CHI 4E R 36   46 33 4 4 13 10 .565   43.67 50 3 23 21 15 30 .462 4.33   3.9 .085 2.66 1988 21 Goose Gossage
     
1989 10 Mitch Williams 10 T9 a CHI 1E L 24   76 61 4 4 36 11 .766   81.67 71 6 27 24 52 67 .545 2.64   11.5 .151 9.97 1989 10 Mitch Williams
1989 4 Les Lancaster CHI 1E R 27   42 15 4 2 8 3 .727   72.67 60 2 12 11 15 56 .747 1.36   12.5 .298 15.18 1989 4 Les Lancaster
     
1990 7 Paul Assenmacher CHI T4E L 29   73 21 7 2 10 10 .500   102.00 86 9 29 27 34 94 .783 2.38   13.5 .185 13.14 1990 7 Paul Assenmacher
1990 20 Les Lancaster CHI T4E R 28   49 26 6 4 6 4 .600   77.00 86 7 43 43 33 49 .412 5.03   3.2 .065 1.85 1990 20 Les Lancaster
1990 15 Mitch Williams CHI T4E L 25   57 39 1 7 16 4 .800   60.00 49 4 30 22 46 53 .558 3.30   8.4 .147 7.30 1990 15 Mitch Williams
     
1991 6 Paul Assenmacher CHI 4E L 30   75 31 7 8 15 9 .625   102.67 85 10 41 37 31 117 1.009 3.24   12.6 .168 12.74 1991 6 Paul Assenmacher
1991 25 Dave Smith CHI 4E R 36   35 28 0 6 17 6 .739   33.00 39 6 22 22 19 16 .276 6.00   - .000 - 1991 25 Dave Smith
     
1992 17 Chuck McElroy CHI 4E L 24   72 30 4 7 6 5 .545   83.67 73 5 40 33 51 83 .669 3.55   4.9 .068 3.16 1992 17 Chuck McElroy
1992 10 Bob Scanlan CHI 4E R 25   69 41 3 6 14 4 .778   87.33 76 4 32 28 30 42 .396 2.89   9.8 .142 9.15 1992 10 Bob Scanlan
1992 20 Paul Assenmacher CHI 4E L 31   70 23 4 4 8 5 .615   68.00 72 6 32 31 26 67 .684 4.10   4.0 .057 2.37 1992 20 Paul Assenmacher
     
1993 5 Randy Myers T21 T8 CHI 4E L 30   73 69 2 4 53 6 .898   75.33 65 7 26 26 26 86 .945 3.11   15.2 .208 15.71 1993 5 Randy Myers
     
1994 16 Randy Myers a CHI 5C L 31   38 34 1 5 21 5 .808   40.33 40 3 18 17 16 32 .571 3.79   5.0 .132 4.20 1994 16 Randy Myers
     
1995 13 Randy Myers a CHI 3C L 32   57 47 1 2 38 6 .864   55.67 49 7 25 24 28 59 .766 3.88   7.8 .137 6.75 1995 13 Randy Myers
     
1996 9 Turk Wendell CHI 4C R 29   70 49 4 5 18 3 .857   79.33 58 8 26 25 44 75 .735 2.84   11.6 .166 11.19 1996 9 Turk Wendell
1996 18 Bob Patterson CHI 4C L 37   79 27 3 3 8 2 .800   54.67 46 6 19 19 22 53 .779 3.13   7.4 .094 5.36 1996 18 Bob Patterson
     
1997 16 Terry Adams CHI 5C R 24   74 39 2 9 18 4 .818   74.00 91 3 43 38 40 64 .489 4.62   4.8 .065 3.09 1997 16 Terry Adams
1997 15 Mel Rojas CHI 5E R 30   54 38 0 4 13 6 .684   59.00 54 11 30 29 30 61 .726 4.42   5.3 .098 3.67 1997 15 Mel Rojas
     
1998 8 Rod Beck 18 CHI 2C R 29   81 70 3 4 51 7 .879   80.33 86 11 33 27 20 81 .764 3.03   12.9 .159 12.03 1998 8 Rod Beck
     
1999 13 Terry Adams CHI 6C R 26   52 38 6 3 13 5 .722   65.00 60 9 33 29 28 57 .648 4.02   8.6 .165 8.10 1999 13 Terry Adams
1999 16 Rick Aguilera CHI 6C R 37   44 25 6 3 8 5 .615   46.33 44 6 22 19 10 32 .593 3.69   6.7 .152 6.06 1999 16 Rick Aguilera
1999 22 Rod Beck CHI 6C R 30   31 19 2 4 7 4 .636   30.00 41 5 26 26 13 13 .241 7.80   0.2 .006 0.04 1999 22 Rod Beck
     
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
2000 21 Rick Aguilera CHI 6C R 38   54 44 1 2 29 8 .784   47.67 47 11 28 26 18 38 .585 4.91   4.3 .080 2.95 2000 21 Rick Aguilera
     
2001 13 Jeff Fassero CHI 3C L 38   82 30 4 4 12 5 .706   73.67 66 6 31 28 23 79 .888 3.42   10.1 .123 8.87 2001 13 Jeff Fassero
2001 12 Tom Gordon CHI 3C R 33   47 40 1 2 27 4 .871   45.33 32 4 18 17 16 67 1.396 3.38   8.4 .179 8.89 2001 12 Tom Gordon
     
2002 19 Antonio Alfonseca CHI 5C R 30   66 55 2 5 19 9 .679   74.33 73 5 34 33 36 61 .560 4.00   6.7 .102 4.79 2002 19 Antonio Alfonseca
     
2003 5 Joe Borowski CHI 1C R 32   68 59 2 2 33 4 .892   68.33 53 5 23 20 19 66 .917 2.63   13.9 .204 14.11 2003 5 Joe Borowski
     
2004 5 LaTroy Hawkins CHI 3C R 31   77 50 5 4 25 9 .735   82.00 72 10 27 24 14 69 .802 2.63   16.3 .212 16.54 2004 5 LaTroy Hawkins
2004 T21 Joe Borowski CHI 3C R 33   22 19 2 4 9 2 .818   21.33 27 3 19 19 15 17 .405 8.02   - .000 - 2004 T21 Joe Borowski
     
2005 6 Ryan Dempster CHI 4C R 28   57 53 4 0 33 2 .943   58.33 46 1 14 12 27 53 .726 1.85   13.6 .239 15.43 2005 6 Ryan Dempster
     
2006 22 Ryan Dempster CHI 6C R 29   74 64 1 9 24 9 .727   75.00 77 5 47 40 36 67 .593 4.80   6.5 .088 4.83 2006 22 Ryan Dempster
     
2007 13 Bobby Howry CHI 1C R 33   78 32 6 7 8 4 .667   81.33 76 8 31 30 19 72 .758 3.32   11.0 .141 10.04 2007 13 Bobby Howry
2007 20 Ryan Dempster CHI 1C R 30   66 58 2 7 28 3 .903   66.67 59 8 36 35 30 55 .618 4.72   8.0 .121 6.76 2007 20 Ryan Dempster
     
2008 4 Kerry Wood a CHI 1C R 31   65 56 5 4 34 6 .850   66.33 54 3 24 24 18 84 1.167 3.26   12.7 .195 14.21 2008 4 Kerry Wood
     
2009 12 Carlos Marmol CHI 2C R 26   79 29 2 4 15 4 .789   74.00 43 2 29 28 65 93 .861 3.41   10.2 .129 8.94 2009 12 Carlos Marmol
2009 18 Kevin Gregg CHI 2C R 31   72 51 5 6 23 7 .767   68.67 60 13 38 36 30 71 .789 4.72   7.0 .097 5.32 2009 18 Kevin Gregg
     
2010 4 Carlos Marmol CHI 5C R 27   77 70 2 3 38 5 .884   77.67 40 1 23 22 52 138 1.500 2.55   17.1 .222 19.26 2010 4 Carlos Marmol
Copyright 2009-11 by Andre Lower
Sources:
All-Time Major League Handbook
Win Shares Digital Update
baseball-reference.com
ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia