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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 10 Craig Anderson R NY 10 R 23   36 20 3 6 4 6 .400   65.33 56 7 33 22 27 33 .398 3.03   5.9 .164 7.29 1962 10 Craig Anderson
     
1963 No qualifiers       1963 No qualifiers
     
1964 No qualifiers       1964 No qualifiers
     
1965 No qualifiers       1965 No qualifiers
     
1966 12 Jack Hamilton NY 9 R 27   44 29 2 6 13 2 .867   74.00 78 9 47 33 51 52 .403 4.01   4.6 .105 3.46 1966 12 Jack Hamilton
     
1967 7 Ron Taylor NY 10 R 29   50 31 4 6 8 3 .727   73.00 60 1 21 19 23 46 .554 2.34   9.3 .186 8.80 1967 7 Ron Taylor
     
1968 8 Cal Koonce NY 9 R 27   53 31 5 4 11 2 .846   88.00 71 4 24 23 32 45 .437 2.35   10.2 .192 10.18 1968 8 Cal Koonce
1968 10 Ron Taylor NY 9 R 30   58 44 1 5 13 2 .867   76.67 64 4 24 23 18 49 .598 2.70   7.7 .133 6.39 1968 10 Ron Taylor
     
1969 4 Ron Taylor NY 1E R 31   59 44 9 4 13 4 .765   76.00 61 7 23 23 24 42 .494 2.72   12.6 .214 13.17 1969 4 Ron Taylor
1969 13 Cal Koonce NY 1E R 28   40 19 6 3 7 4 .636   83.00 85 8 53 46 42 48 .378 4.99   1.8 .045 0.87 1969 13 Cal Koonce
1969 1 Tug McGraw NY 1E L 24   38 26 8 2 12 0 1.000   79.67 62 2 15 13 38 74 .740 1.47   14.3 .376 19.84 1969 1 Tug McGraw
     
1970 11 Tug McGraw NY 3E L 25   57 32 4 6 10 2 .833   90.67 77 6 40 33 49 81 .643 3.28   8.3 .146 7.13 1970 11 Tug McGraw
1970 12 Ron Taylor NY 3E R 32   57 40 5 4 13 6 .684   66.33 65 5 31 29 16 28 .346 3.93   7.3 .128 5.87 1970 12 Ron Taylor
     
1971 1 Tug McGraw NY T3E L 26   50 34 11 4 8 2 .800   105.00 67 4 20 19 40 100 .935 1.63   16.1 .322 20.84 1971 1 Tug McGraw
1971 4 Danny Frisella NY T3E R 25   53 42 8 5 12 3 .800   90.67 76 6 28 20 30 93 .877 1.99   12.2 .230 13.35 1971 4 Danny Frisella
     
1972 1 Tug McGraw T25 a NY 3E L 27   54 47 8 6 27 5 .844   106.00 71 3 26 20 40 92 .829 1.70   21.8 .404 28.47 1972 1 Tug McGraw
1972 13 Danny Frisella NY 3E R 26   39 31 5 8 9 4 .692   67.33 63 8 31 25 20 46 .554 3.34   5.6 .144 4.36 1972 13 Danny Frisella
     
1973 6 Tug McGraw 15 NY 1E L 28   58 46 5 6 25 7 .781   107.00 92 8 45 44 48 72 .514 3.70   11.5 .198 12.10 1973 6 Tug McGraw
     
1974 No qualifiers       1974 No qualifiers
     
1975 16 Rick Baldwin R NY T3E R 22   54 29 3 5 6 5 .545   97.33 97 4 39 36 34 54 .412 3.33   6.1 .113 5.01 1975 16 Rick Baldwin
1975 2 Bob Apodaca NY T3E R 25   46 36 3 4 13 1 .929   84.67 66 4 18 14 28 45 .479 1.49   12.6 .274 16.14 1975 2 Bob Apodaca
     
1976 3 Skip Lockwood NY 3E R 29   56 44 10 7 19 5 .792   94.33 62 6 31 28 34 108 1.125 2.67   14.1 .252 16.02 1976 3 Skip Lockwood
     
1977 8 Skip Lockwood NY 6E R 30   63 50 4 8 20 4 .833   104.00 87 5 40 39 31 84 .712 3.38   12.8 .203 12.45 1977 8 Skip Lockwood
1977 22 Bob Apodaca NY 6E R 27   59 27 4 8 5 5 .500   84.00 83 7 38 32 30 53 .469 3.43   5.9 .100 4.03 1977 22 Bob Apodaca
     
1978 10 Skip Lockwood NY 6E R 31   57 40 7 13 15 8 .652   90.67 78 10 36 36 31 73 .670 3.57   8.4 .147 7.12 1978 10 Skip Lockwood
     
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
1979 18 Dale Murray NY 6E R 29   58 24 4 8 4 7 .364   97.00 105 6 58 52 52 37 .236 4.82   0.1 .002 0.01 1979 18 Dale Murray
1979 14 Ed Glynn NY 6E L 26   46 20 1 4 7 4 .636   60.00 57 3 22 20 40 32 .330 3.00   4.7 .102 3.38 1979 14 Ed Glynn
     
1980 12 Jeff Reardon R-6 NY 5E R 24   61 35 8 7 6 4 .600   110.33 96 10 36 32 47 101 .706 2.61   10.5 .172 9.85 1980 12 Jeff Reardon
1980 15 Neil Allen NY 5E R 22   59 47 7 10 22 5 .815   97.33 87 7 43 40 40 79 .622 3.70   9.5 .161 8.61 1980 15 Neil Allen
     
1981 5 Neil Allen NY 5E R 23   43 35 7 6 18 9 .667   66.67 64 4 26 22 26 50 .556 2.97   8.2 .191 8.16 1981 5 Neil Allen
     
1982 14 Neil Allen NY 6E R 24   50 42 3 7 19 5 .792   64.67 65 5 22 22 30 59 .621 3.06   7.5 .150 6.60 1982 14 Neil Allen
     
1983 11 Doug Sisk R NY 6E R 25   67 39 5 4 11 6 .647   104.33 88 1 38 26 59 33 .224 2.24   11.5 .172 10.65 1983 11 Doug Sisk
1983 1 Jesse Orosco 17 3 a NY 6E L 26   62 42 13 7 17 5 .773   110.00 76 3 27 18 38 84 .737 1.47   20.1 .324 25.59 1983 1 Jesse Orosco
     
1984 2 Jesse Orosco a NY 2E L 27   60 52 10 6 31 8 .795   87.00 58 7 29 25 34 85 .924 2.59   16.6 .277 19.81 1984 2 Jesse Orosco
1984 12 Doug Sisk NY 2E R 26   50 31 1 3 15 3 .833   77.67 57 1 24 18 54 32 .288 2.09   9.4 .188 9.25 1984 12 Doug Sisk
     
1985 4 Roger McDowell R-T7 NY 2E R 24   60 36 6 4 17 6 .739   117.00 96 8 34 31 33 65 .504 2.38   14.3 .238 15.74 1985 4 Roger McDowell
1985 12 Jesse Orosco NY 2E L 28   54 39 8 6 17 8 .680   79.00 66 6 26 24 34 68 .680 2.73   10.2 .189 10.00 1985 12 Jesse Orosco
     
1986 4 Roger McDowell T17 NY 1E R 25   75 52 14 9 22 6 .786   128.00 107 4 48 43 42 65 .436 3.02   15.8 .211 16.50 1986 4 Roger McDowell
1986 6 Jesse Orosco NY 1E L 29   58 40 8 6 21 8 .724   81.00 64 6 23 21 35 62 .626 2.33   12.5 .216 13.20 1986 6 Jesse Orosco
     
1987 13 Roger McDowell NY 2E R 26   56 45 7 5 25 7 .781   88.67 95 7 41 41 28 32 .260 4.16   9.4 .168 8.55 1987 13 Roger McDowell
1987 20 Jesse Orosco NY 2E L 30   58 41 3 9 16 6 .727   77.00 78 5 41 38 31 78 .716 4.44   5.4 .093 3.66 1987 20 Jesse Orosco
     
1988 12 Roger McDowell NY 1E R 27   62 41 5 5 16 4 .800   89.00 80 1 31 26 31 46 .414 2.63   9.2 .148 8.31 1988 12 Roger McDowell
1988 5 Randy Myers 16 NY 1E L 25   55 44 7 3 26 3 .897   68.00 45 5 15 13 17 69 1.113 1.72   13.5 .245 15.69 1988 5 Randy Myers
     
1989 7 Randy Myers NY 2E L 26   65 47 7 4 24 5 .828   84.33 62 4 23 22 40 88 .863 2.35   13.2 .203 13.24 1989 7 Randy Myers
1989 13 Rick Aguilera NY 2E R 27   36 19 6 6 7 4 .636   69.33 59 3 19 18 21 80 1.000 2.34   7.7 .214 7.93 1989 13 Rick Aguilera
     
1990 9 John Franco a NY 2E L 29   55 48 5 3 33 6 .846   67.67 66 4 22 19 21 56 .644 2.53   11.0 .200 11.14 1990 9 John Franco
     
1991 13 John Franco NY 5E L 30   52 48 5 9 30 5 .857   55.33 61 2 27 18 18 45 .570 2.93   8.0 .154 7.73 1991 13 John Franco
     
1992 12 Anthony Young R NY 5E R 26   39 26 1 7 15 5 .750   48.00 39 3 19 17 15 19 .352 3.19   6.9 .177 7.19 1992 12 Anthony Young
1992 8 John Franco NY 5E L 31   31 30 6 2 15 2 .882   33.00 24 1 6 6 11 20 .571 1.64   8.3 .268 10.63 1992 8 John Franco
     
1993 17 Mike Maddux NY 7E R 31   58 31 3 8 5 6 .455   75.00 67 3 34 30 27 57 .606 3.60   5.5 .095 3.83 1993 17 Mike Maddux
1993 20 John Franco NY 7E L 32   35 30 4 3 10 7 .588   36.33 46 6 24 21 19 29 .446 5.20   1.0 .029 0.39 1993 20 John Franco
     
1994 8 John Franco 20 7 NY 3E L 33   47 43 1 4 30 6 .833   50.00 47 2 20 15 19 42 .636 2.70   8.2 .174 7.94 1994 8 John Franco
     
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
1995 8 John Franco NY T2E L 34   48 41 5 3 29 7 .806   51.67 48 4 17 14 17 41 .631 2.44   9.5 .198 9.87 1995 8 John Franco
     
1996 24 Doug Henry NY 4E R 32   58 33 2 8 9 5 .643   75.00 82 7 48 39 36 58 .492 4.68   2.8 .048 1.45 1996 24 Doug Henry
1996 11 John Franco NY 4E L 35   51 44 4 3 28 8 .778   54.00 54 2 15 11 21 48 .640 1.83   10.0 .196 10.49 1996 11 John Franco
     
1997 12 Greg McMichael NY 3E R 30   73 23 7 10 7 11 .389   87.67 73 8 34 29 27 81 .810 2.98   9.6 .132 8.81 1997 12 Greg McMichael
1997 2 John Franco NY 3E L 36   59 53 5 3 36 6 .857   60.00 49 3 18 17 20 53 .768 2.55   11.9 .202 13.51 1997 2 John Franco
     
1998 18 John Franco NY 2E L 37   61 54 0 8 38 8 .826   64.67 66 4 28 26 29 59 .621 3.62   8.3 .136 7.16 1998 18 John Franco
     
1999 2 Armando Benitez NY 2E R 26   77 42 4 3 22 6 .786   78.00 40 4 17 16 41 128 1.580 1.85   18.7 .243 21.35 1999 2 Armando Benitez
1999 18 John Franco NY 2E L 38   46 34 0 2 19 2 .905   40.67 40 1 14 13 19 41 .695 2.88   6.4 .139 5.53 1999 18 John Franco
     
2000 2 Armando Benitez NY 2E R 27   76 68 4 4 41 5 .891   76.00 39 10 24 22 38 106 1.377 2.61   16.5 .217 18.72 2000 2 Armando Benitez
     
2001 4 Armando Benitez NY 3E R 28   73 64 6 4 43 3 .935   76.33 59 12 32 32 40 93 .939 3.77   13.9 .190 15.19 2001 4 Armando Benitez
     
2002 11 Armando Benitez NY 5E R 29   62 52 1 0 33 4 .892   67.33 46 8 20 17 25 79 1.113 2.27   12.5 .202 12.58 2002 11 Armando Benitez
     
2003 12 Armando Benitez a NY 5E R 30   45 40 3 3 21 7 .750   49.33 41 5 18 17 24 50 .769 3.10   7.4 .164 6.74 2003 12 Armando Benitez
     
2004 8 Braden Looper NY 4E R 29   71 60 2 5 29 5 .853   83.33 86 5 28 25 16 60 .588 2.70   12.6 .177 11.71 2004 8 Braden Looper
     
2005 11 Roberto Hernandez NY T3E R 40   67 20 8 6 4 6 .400   69.67 57 5 20 20 28 61 .718 2.58   9.9 .148 8.84 2005 11 Roberto Hernandez
2005 17 Braden Looper NY T3E R 30   60 54 4 7 28 8 .778   59.33 65 7 31 26 22 27 .310 3.94   6.2 .103 4.63 2005 17 Braden Looper
     
2006 3 Billy Wagner 6 NY 1E L 34   70 59 3 2 40 5 .889   72.33 59 7 22 18 21 94 1.175 2.24   14.4 .206 16.36 2006 3 Billy Wagner
     
2007 9 Billy Wagner a NY 2E L 35   66 57 2 2 34 5 .872   68.33 55 6 22 20 22 80 1.039 2.63   12.1 .183 12.59 2007 9 Billy Wagner
     
2008 6 Billy Wagner a NY 2E L 36   45 34 0 1 27 7 .794   47.00 32 4 17 12 10 52 1.238 2.30   10.5 .233 12.83 2008 6 Billy Wagner
2008 23 Luis Ayala NY 2E R 30   19 13 1 2 9 2 .818   18.00 23 3 12 11 2 14 .560 5.50   1.1 .058 0.52 2008 23 Luis Ayala
     
2009 10 Francisco Rodriguez a NY 4E R 27   70 66 3 6 35 7 .833   68.00 51 7 34 28 38 73 .820 3.71   10.0 .143 9.22 2009 10 Francisco Rodriguez
     
2010 8 Francisco Rodriguez NY 4E R 28   53 46 4 2 25 5 .833   57.33 45 3 14 14 21 67 1.015 2.20   10.6 .200 11.33 2010 8 Francisco Rodriguez
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Sources:
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