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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
1962 3 Don McMahon HOU 8 R 32   51 40 5 5 8 6 .571   76.67 53 4 14 13 33 69 .802 1.53   12.0 .235 13.09 1962 3 Don McMahon
     
1963 2 Hal Woodeshick a HOU 9 L 30   55 39 11 9 10 9 .526   114.00 75 3 29 25 42 94 .803 1.97   16.7 .304 18.94 1963 2 Hal Woodeshick
     
1964 7 Hal Woodeshick HOU 9 L 31   61 48 2 9 23 8 .742   78.33 73 3 32 24 32 58 .552 2.76   9.6 .157 8.61 1964 7 Hal Woodeshick
     
1965 10 Jim Owens HOU 9 R 31   50 26 6 5 8 4 .667   71.33 64 4 28 26 29 53 .570 3.28   6.5 .130 5.19 1965 10 Jim Owens
     
1966 8 Claude Raymond a HOU 8 R 29   62 42 7 5 16 7 .696   92.00 85 10 39 32 25 73 .664 3.13   9.8 .158 9.05 1966 8 Claude Raymond
     
1967 No qualifiers HOU       1967 No qualifiers
     
1968 No qualifiers HOU       1968 No qualifiers
     
1969 12 Fred Gladding HOU 5W R 33   57 43 4 8 29 6 .829   72.67 83 2 39 34 27 40 .364 4.21   5.7 .100 4.07 1969 12 Fred Gladding
     
1970 13 Fred Gladding HOU 4W R 34   63 44 7 4 18 4 .818   71.00 84 4 39 32 24 46 .426 4.06   6.8 .108 5.03 1970 13 Fred Gladding
     
1971 14 Fred Gladding HOU 4W R 35   48 32 4 5 12 4 .750   51.33 51 0 17 12 22 17 .233 2.10   6.3 .131 5.20 1971 14 Fred Gladding
     
1972 14 Jim Ray HOU 2W R 27   54 25 10 9 8 9 .471   90.33 77 10 50 43 44 50 .413 4.28   4.7 .087 2.85 1972 14 Jim Ray
1972 8 Fred Gladding HOU 2W R 36   42 32 5 6 14 2 .875   48.67 38 1 16 15 12 18 .360 2.77   8.2 .195 7.45 1972 8 Fred Gladding
     
1973 19 Jim Crawford R HOU 4W L 22   48 20 2 4 6 4 .600   70.00 69 7 41 35 33 56 .549 4.50   2.5 .052 1.35 1973 19 Jim Crawford
     
1974 7 Ken Forsch HOU 4W R 27   70 40 8 7 10 9 .526   103.33 98 3 38 32 37 48 .356 2.79   10.5 .150 9.45 1974 7 Ken Forsch
     
1975 No qualifiers HOU       1975 No qualifiers
     
1976 8 Ken Forsch a HOU 3W R 29   52 46 4 3 19 7 .731   92.00 76 5 23 22 26 49 .480 2.15   11.0 .212 11.46 1976 8 Ken Forsch
     
1977 9 Joe Sambito HOU 3W L 25   53 32 5 4 7 4 .636   85.67 67 6 27 20 23 65 .722 2.10   11.1 .209 10.95 1977 9 Joe Sambito
1977 21 Ken Forsch HOU 3W R 30   37 28 5 5 8 2 .800   54.67 56 1 24 18 18 28 .378 2.96   5.3 .143 4.32 1977 21 Ken Forsch
     
1978 13 Joe Sambito HOU 5W L 26   62 45 4 9 11 4 .733   88.00 85 5 32 30 32 96 .821 3.07   7.8 .126 6.10 1978 13 Joe Sambito
1978 11 Ken Forsch HOU 5W R 31   46 28 6 4 7 4 .636   85.00 95 0 32 29 30 39 .312 3.07   7.8 .170 7.09 1978 11 Ken Forsch
     
1979 3 Joe Sambito T21 a HOU 2W L 27   63 51 8 7 22 6 .786   91.33 80 8 20 18 23 83 .806 1.77   16.9 .268 19.71 1979 3 Joe Sambito
     
1980 7 Dave Smith R-5 HOU 1W R 25   57 35 7 5 10 5 .667   102.67 90 1 24 22 32 85 .697 1.93   13.1 .230 14.19 1980 7 Dave Smith
1980 5 Joe Sambito T5 HOU 1W L 28   64 40 8 4 17 5 .773   90.33 65 3 26 22 22 75 .862 2.19   14.5 .227 15.59 1980 5 Joe Sambito
1980 14 Frank LaCorte HOU 1W R 28   55 44 8 5 11 3 .786   83.00 61 4 29 26 43 66 .635 2.82   9.4 .171 8.78 1980 14 Frank LaCorte
     
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
1981 8 Dave Smith HOU 3W R 26   42 22 5 3 8 3 .727   75.00 54 2 26 23 23 52 .675 2.76   7.2 .171 6.79 1981 8 Dave Smith
1981 6 Joe Sambito HOU 3W L 29   49 32 5 5 10 3 .769   63.67 43 4 17 13 22 41 .631 1.84   8.4 .171 7.93 1981 6 Joe Sambito
     
1982 23 Frank LaCorte HOU 5W R 30   55 29 1 5 7 4 .636   76.33 71 5 44 38 46 51 .436 4.48   1.6 .029 0.62 1982 23 Frank LaCorte
1982 20 Dave Smith HOU 5W R 27   48 29 5 4 11 3 .786   61.33 65 4 27 24 29 28 .298 3.52   5.7 .119 4.47 1982 20 Dave Smith
     
1983 12 Bill Dawley a R HOU 3W R 25   48 37 6 6 14 2 .875   79.67 51 9 26 25 22 60 .822 2.82   10.0 .208 10.20 1983 12 Bill Dawley
1983 10 Frank DiPino R-6 HOU 3W L 26   53 32 3 4 20 9 .690   71.33 52 2 21 21 20 67 .931 2.65   11.5 .217 11.98 1983 10 Frank DiPino
     
1984 10 Bill Dawley HOU T2W R 26   60 27 11 4 5 5 .500   98.00 82 5 24 21 35 47 .402 1.93   11.3 .188 11.13 1984 10 Bill Dawley
1984 24 Frank DiPino HOU T2W L 27   57 44 4 9 14 4 .778   75.33 74 3 32 28 36 65 .591 3.35   5.3 .093 3.66 1984 24 Frank DiPino
     
1985 7 Dave Smith HOU T3W R 30   64 46 9 5 27 6 .818   79.33 69 3 26 20 17 40 .465 2.27   12.8 .200 12.91 1985 7 Dave Smith
     
1986 10 Charlie Kerfeld R-4 HOU 1W R 22   61 29 11 2 7 5 .583   93.67 71 5 32 27 42 77 .681 2.59   11.5 .189 11.35 1986 10 Charlie Kerfeld
1986 9 Dave Smith T17 a HOU 1W R 31   54 51 4 7 33 6 .846   56.00 39 5 17 17 22 46 .754 2.73   11.2 .207 11.61 1986 9 Dave Smith
     
1987 4 Dave Smith HOU 3W R 32   50 44 2 3 24 5 .828   60.00 39 0 13 11 21 73 1.217 1.65   14.4 .288 17.15 1987 4 Dave Smith
     
1988 11 Juan Agosto HOU 5W L 30   75 33 10 2 4 6 .400   91.67 74 6 27 23 30 33 .317 2.26   10.6 .141 9.34 1988 11 Juan Agosto
1988 16 Dave Smith HOU 5W R 33   51 39 4 5 27 5 .844   57.33 60 1 26 17 19 38 .481 2.67   7.2 .141 6.34 1988 16 Dave Smith
     
1989 6 Danny Darwin HOU 3W R 33   68 26 11 4 7 4 .636   122.00 92 8 34 32 33 104 .832 2.36   14.1 .207 14.30 1989 6 Danny Darwin
1989 12 Dave Smith HOU 3W R 34   52 44 3 4 25 4 .862   58.00 49 1 20 17 19 31 .456 2.64   9.7 .187 9.33 1989 12 Dave Smith
     
1990 8 Dave Smith a HOU T4W R 35   49 42 6 6 23 5 .821   60.33 45 4 18 16 20 50 .769 2.39   11.7 .239 12.94 1990 8 Dave Smith
     
1991 17 Al Osuna R HOU 6W L 25   71 32 7 6 12 9 .571   81.67 59 5 39 31 46 68 .648 3.42   7.7 .108 6.25 1991 17 Al Osuna
1991 23 Curt Schilling HOU 6W R 24   56 34 3 5 8 3 .727   75.67 79 2 35 32 39 71 .602 3.81   4.4 .079 3.04 1991 23 Curt Schilling
     
1992 1 Doug Jones T14 a HOU 4W R 35   80 70 11 8 36 6 .857   111.67 96 5 29 23 17 93 .823 1.85   18.2 .228 21.49 1992 1 Doug Jones
1992 7 Xavier Hernandez HOU 4W R 26   77 25 9 1 7 3 .700   111.00 81 5 31 26 42 96 .780 2.11   11.4 .148 10.86 1992 7 Xavier Hernandez
     
1993 8 Xavier Hernandez HOU 3W R 27   72 29 4 5 9 8 .529   96.67 75 6 37 28 28 101 .981 2.61   11.7 .163 10.68 1993 8 Xavier Hernandez
1993 16 Doug Jones HOU 3W R 36   71 60 4 10 26 8 .765   85.33 102 7 46 43 21 66 .537 4.54   6.0 .085 3.94 1993 16 Doug Jones
     
1994 13 John Hudek a R-2 HOU 2C R 27   42 33 0 2 16 2 .889   39.33 24 5 14 13 18 39 .929 2.97   6.2 .148 5.52 1994 13 John Hudek
     
1995 9 Todd Jones HOU 2C R 27   68 40 6 5 15 5 .750   99.67 89 8 38 34 52 96 .681 3.07   9.5 .140 8.29 1995 9 Todd Jones
     
1996 22 Xavier Hernandez HOU 2C R 30   58 27 5 5 6 4 .600   74.67 69 11 39 35 26 78 .821 4.22   5.4 .093 3.80 1996 22 Xavier Hernandez
1996 21 Todd Jones HOU 2C R 28   51 37 6 3 17 6 .739   57.33 61 5 30 28 32 44 .473 4.40   5.2 .102 3.94 1996 21 Todd Jones
1996 14 Billy Wagner R HOU 2C L 24   37 20 2 2 9 4 .692   51.67 28 6 16 14 30 67 1.155 2.44   7.5 .203 8.00 1996 14 Billy Wagner
     
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
1997 4 Billy Wagner HOU 1C L 25   62 49 7 8 23 6 .793   66.33 49 5 23 21 30 106 1.342 2.85   10.9 .176 11.56 1997 4 Billy Wagner
     
1998 11 Billy Wagner HOU 1C L 26   58 50 4 3 30 5 .857   60.00 46 6 19 18 25 97 1.366 2.70   10.9 .188 11.04 1998 11 Billy Wagner
     
1999 1 Billy Wagner 16 T4 a HOU 1C L 27   66 55 4 1 39 3 .929   74.67 35 5 14 13 23 124 2.138 1.57   20.5 .311 26.47 1999 1 Billy Wagner
     
2000 17 Octavio Dotel HOU 4C R 26 SP   34 25 2 2 16 7 .696   34.00 26 6 17 16 19 49 1.089 4.24   6.1 .179 6.29 2000 17 Octavio Dotel
2000 24 Billy Wagner HOU 4C L 28   28 19 2 4 6 9 .400   27.67 28 6 19 19 18 28 .609 6.18   1.4 .050 0.76 2000 24 Billy Wagner
     
2001 3 Billy Wagner a HOU T1C L 29   64 58 2 5 39 2 .951   62.67 44 5 19 19 20 79 1.234 2.73   13.4 .209 15.36 2001 3 Billy Wagner
     
2002 5 Octavio Dotel HOU 2C R 28   83 22 6 4 6 4 .600   97.33 58 7 21 20 27 118 1.388 1.85   17.4 .210 17.86 2002 5 Octavio Dotel
2002 4 Billy Wagner HOU 2C L 30   70 61 4 2 35 6 .854   75.00 51 7 21 21 22 88 1.205 2.52   17.0 .243 18.78 2002 4 Billy Wagner
     
2003 2 Billy Wagner T23 a HOU 2C L 31   78 67 1 4 44 3 .936   86.00 52 8 18 17 23 105 1.400 1.78   19.6 .251 22.06 2003 2 Billy Wagner
     
2004 1 Brad Lidge T8 HOU 2C R 27   80 44 6 5 29 4 .879   94.67 57 8 21 20 30 157 1.805 1.90   23.4 .293 27.92 2004 1 Brad Lidge
2004 16 Octavio Dotel HOU 2C R 30   32 29 0 4 14 3 .824   34.67 27 4 15 12 15 50 1.190 3.12   5.0 .156 4.36 2004 16 Octavio Dotel
     
2005 5 Brad Lidge T30 a HOU 2C R 28   70 65 4 4 42 4 .913   70.67 58 5 21 18 23 103 1.272 2.29   15.0 .214 16.12 2005 5 Brad Lidge
     
2006 21 Brad Lidge HOU 2C R 29   78 52 1 5 32 6 .842   75.00 69 10 47 44 36 104 .990 5.28   6.9 .088 5.14 2006 21 Brad Lidge
2006 7 Dan Wheeler HOU 2C R 28   75 25 3 5 9 3 .750   71.33 58 5 22 20 24 68 .829 2.52   12.0 .160 12.02 2006 7 Dan Wheeler
     
2007 18 Chad Qualls HOU 4C R 28   79 16 6 5 5 5 .500   82.67 84 10 29 28 25 78 .716 3.05   9.6 .122 8.13 2007 18 Chad Qualls
2007 12 Brad Lidge HOU 4C R 30   66 34 5 3 19 8 .704   67.00 54 9 29 25 30 88 1.048 3.36   10.5 .159 10.17 2007 12 Brad Lidge
2007 22 Dan Wheeler HOU 4C R 29   45 25 1 4 11 4 .733   49.67 46 8 28 28 13 56 .949 5.07   4.4 .098 3.34 2007 22 Dan Wheeler
     
2008 2 Jose Valverde T24 HOU 3C R 28   74 71 6 3 44 7 .863   72.00 62 10 28 27 23 83 .976 3.38   14.2 .192 15.74 2008 2 Jose Valverde
     
2009 11 LaTroy Hawkins HOU 5C R 36   65 34 1 4 11 4 .733   63.33 60 7 16 15 16 45 .592 2.13   9.7 .149 9.13 2009 11 LaTroy Hawkins
2009 8 Jose Valverde HOU 5C R 29   52 45 4 2 25 4 .862   54.00 40 5 15 14 21 56 .918 2.33   11.1 .213 12.50 2009 8 Jose Valverde
     
2010 6 Brandon Lyon HOU 4C R 30   79 28 6 6 20 2 .909   78.00 68 2 28 27 31 54 .545 3.12   14.2 .180 14.40 2010 6 Brandon Lyon
2010 24 Matt Lindstrom HOU 4C R 30   58 41 2 5 23 6 .793   53.33 68 5 26 26 20 43 .489 4.39   3.9 .067 2.42 2010 24 Matt Lindstrom
Copyright 2009-11 by Andre Lower
Sources:
All-Time Major League Handbook
Win Shares Digital Update
baseball-reference.com
ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia