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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 No qualifier         1889 No qualifier
       
1890 No qualifier         1890 No qualifier
       
1891 No qualifier         1891 No qualifier
       
1892 No qualifier         1892 No qualifier
       
1893 No qualifier         1893 No qualifier
       
1894 No qualifier         1894 No qualifier
       
1895 5 Brownie Foreman   PIT 7 L 19 SP   3 3 0 0 2   9.33 9 0 6 3 4 4 .308 2.89   1.3 .433 1.48 1895 5 Brownie Foreman
1895 6 Jake Hewitt   R PIT 7 L 25   2 2 0 0 2   4.00 4 0 2 2 1 1 .200 4.50   1.0 .500 1.22 1895 6 Jake Hewitt
       
1896 No qualifier         1896 No qualifier
       
1897 No qualifier         1897 No qualifier
       
1898 4 Jesse Tannehill   PIT 8 L 23 SP   5 4 1 0 2   18.67 19 0 8 6 4 5 .217 2.89   2.9 .580 3.00 1898 4 Jesse Tannehill
       
1899 2 Sam Leever   R PIT 7 R 27 SP   12 11 2 5 3   36.67 34 1 18 13 12 12 .261 3.19   3.7 .308 3.13 1899 2 Sam Leever
       
1900 No qualifier         1900 No qualifier
       
1901 4 Deacon Phillippe   PIT 1 R 29 SP   5 5 1 1 2   18.00 17 0 7 4 2 6 .316 2.00   2.5 .500 2.67 1901 4 Deacon Phillippe
       
1902 2 Sam Leever   PIT 1 R 30 SP   2 2 0 0 2   7.67 7 0 3 2 1 3 .375 2.35   1.7 .850 1.99 1902 2 Sam Leever
       
1903 T3 Deacon Phillippe   PIT 1 R 31 SP   3 3 1 0 2   11.33 11 0 5 3 1 5 .417 2.38   2.0 .667 2.36 1903 T3 Deacon Phillippe
1903 7 Ed Doheny   PIT 1 L 29 SP   2 2 0 0 2   7.67 7 0 4 3 3 3 .300 3.52   1.4 .700 1.69 1903 7 Ed Doheny
       
1905 5 Mike Lynch   PIT 2 R 25 SP   11 10 5 1 2   33.33 31 0 16 14 17 17 .354 3.78   2.4 .218 1.96 1905 5 Mike Lynch
       
1906 No qualifier         1906 No qualifier
       
1907 No qualifier         1907 No qualifier
       
1908 No qualifier         1908 No qualifier
       
1909 3 Howie Camnitz   PIT 1 R 27 SP   11 11 7 0 3   33.67 25 0 9 6 8 16 .485 1.60   5.0 .455 5.57 1909 3 Howie Camnitz
       
1910 1 Deacon Phillippe   PIT 3 R 38   23 19 7 1 4   59.67 54 2 23 15 4 15 .259 2.26   7.5 .326 7.96 1910 1 Deacon Phillippe
       
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
1911 14 Jack Ferry   R PIT 3 R 24   18 14 2 4 3   39.00 38 1 16 14 12 15 .300 3.23   3.4 .189 2.51 1911 14 Jack Ferry
       
1912 No qualifier         1912 No qualifier
       
1913 7 Claude Hendrix   PIT 4 R 24 SP   17 15 4 2 3   39.00 35 0 15 12 14 22 .449 2.77   3.6 .212 3.32 1913 7 Claude Hendrix
       
1914 5 George McQuillan   PIT 7 R 29 SP   17 14 1 2 4   47.33 45 1 18 16 11 18 .321 3.04   4.3 .253 3.72 1914 5 George McQuillan
1914 6 Bob Harmon   PIT 7 R 26 SP   7 6 1 0 3   18.67 17 0 6 5 4 5 .238 2.41   2.9 .414 3.21 1914 6 Bob Harmon
       
1915 12 Wilbur Cooper   PIT 5 L 22 SP   19 14 1 1 4   49.00 48 1 24 18 14 19 .306 3.31   2.3 .121 1.46 1915 12 Wilbur Cooper
1915 7 Erv Kantlehner   PIT 5 L 22 SP   11 10 1 2 3   29.67 25 0 11 7 11 12 .333 2.12   3.0 .273 2.87 1915 7 Erv Kantlehner
       
1916 No qualifier         1916 No qualifier
       
1917 No qualifier         1917 No qualifier
       
1918 1 Wilbur Cooper   PIT 4 L 25 SP   9 9 4 1 3   22.00 18 0 7 5 5 9 .391 2.05   3.2 .356 3.57 1918 1 Wilbur Cooper
       
1919 No qualifier         1919 No qualifier
       
1920 8 Earl Hamilton   PIT 4 L 28 SP   16 13 3 2 3   44.33 38 0 17 16 13 21 .412 3.25   4.7 .294 3.54 1920 8 Earl Hamilton
1920 1 Hal Carlson   PIT 4 R 28 SP   8 6 1 0 3   19.33 12 1 3 2 7 4 .211 0.93   11.3 1.413 18.65 1920 1 Hal Carlson
       
1921 8 Jimmy Zinn   PIT 2 R 26   23 16 3 2 4   62.67 77 1 31 26 18 20 .211 3.73   5.1 .222 4.17 1921 8 Jimmy Zinn
1921 6 Hal Carlson   PIT 2 R 29   21 19 1 3 4   42.67 45 0 22 17 11 19 .339 3.59   5.4 .257 4.75 1921 6 Hal Carlson
       
1922 5 Hal Carlson   PIT T3 R 30 SP   21 12 2 4 3   38.00 48 1 25 24 21 16 .232 5.68   2.5 .119 2.03 1922 5 Hal Carlson
       
1923 7 Jim Bagby   PIT 3 R 33   15 10 1 1 3   30.00 39 3 21 18 12 6 .118 5.40   0.9 .060 0.40 1923 7 Jim Bagby
       
1924 No qualifier         1924 No qualifier
       
1925 6 Babe Adams   PIT 1 R 43   23 12 3 1 3   41.00 46 4 24 22 10 9 .161 4.83   3.8 .165 2.88 1925 6 Babe Adams
1925 1 Johnny Morrison   PIT 1 R 29 SP   18 13 6 3 4   45.00 38 2 13 8 12 12 .240 1.60   7.6 .422 9.22 1925 1 Johnny Morrison
       
1926 8 Babe Adams   PIT 3 R 44   19 14 2 3 3   35.67 51 5 32 25 8 7 .119 6.31   - .000 - 1926 8 Babe Adams
1926 2 Ray Kremer 3   PIT 3 R 33 SP   11 8 2 0 5   22.67 23 1 6 6 5 8 .286 2.38   4.5 .409 6.18 1926 2 Ray Kremer
1926 6 Joe Bush   PIT 3 R 33   7 4 0 0 3   18.00 17 1 9 6 5 5 .227 3.00   2.4 .343 3.02 1926 6 Joe Bush
       
1927 No qualifier         1927 No qualifier
       
1928 No qualifier         1928 No qualifier
       
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
1929 2 Steve Swetonic   R PIT 2 R 25   29 17 5 5 5   75.00 77 4 34 32 26 24 .233 3.84   8.2 .283 8.58 1929 2 Steve Swetonic
       
1930 9 Glenn Spencer   R PIT 5 R 24   30 22 3 5 4   74.33 94 10 60 50 42 34 .250 6.05   2.4 .080 1.34 1930 9 Glenn Spencer
1930 4 Steve Swetonic   PIT 5 R 26   17 13 4 2 5   50.00 46 5 23 23 13 29 .492 4.14   5.3 .312 5.82 1930 4 Steve Swetonic
       
1931 No qualifier         1931 No qualifier
       
1932 2 Bill Swift   PIT 2 R 24 SP   16 14 6 1 4   47.33 33 3 13 11 4 17 .459 2.09   8.9 .556 11.70 1932 2 Bill Swift
1932 7 Larry French   PIT 2 L 24 SP   14 10 2 2 4   26.00 28 1 8 8 12 8 .200 2.77   3.7 .264 3.35 1932 7 Larry French
       
1933 5 Waite Hoyt Vet   PIT 2 R 33   28 14 2 2 4   69.67 69 3 23 22 10 26 .329 2.84   5.7 .204 4.82 1933 5 Waite Hoyt
1933 8 Bill Harris   PIT 2 R 33   31 19 4 4 5   58.33 68 1 28 21 14 19 .232 3.24   3.7 .119 2.39 1933 8 Bill Harris
       
1934 1 Waite Hoyt Vet 22   PIT 5 R 34 SP   31 20 7 1 5   75.00 71 1 30 22 14 40 .471 2.64   9.2 .297 9.71 1934 1 Waite Hoyt
       
1935 1 Waite Hoyt Vet   PIT 4 R 35   28 19 5 3 6   75.00 80 1 26 19 16 35 .365 2.28   10.8 .386 11.55 1935 1 Waite Hoyt
       
1936 No qualifier         1936 No qualifier
       
1937 5 Mace Brown   PIT 3 R 28   48 27 6 1 7   99.00 95 2 52 46 43 59 .428 4.18   7.2 .150 4.72 1937 5 Mace Brown
       
1938 7 Mace Brown 9   a PIT 2 R 29   49 32 15 8 5   124.33 142 5 62 50 44 51 .274 3.62   8.5 .173 6.53 1938 7 Mace Brown
1938 1 Bill Swift   PIT 2 R 30   27 19 5 2 4   91.00 82 5 35 24 22 51 .490 2.37   10.6 .393 12.27 1938 1 Bill Swift
       
1939 9 Bill Swift   PIT 6 R 31   28 18 2 4 4   82.33 100 4 39 36 17 40 .342 3.94   5.6 .200 4.62 1939 9 Bill Swift
1939 3 Mace Brown   PIT 6 R 30 SP   28 18 2 3 7   68.33 78 0 24 21 21 22 .222 2.77   8.8 .314 9.11 1939 3 Mace Brown
       
1940 3 Mace Brown   PIT 4 R 31 SP   31 21 5 2 7   54.67 49 1 15 14 15 27 .422 2.30   7.4 .239 6.64 1940 3 Mace Brown
1941 2 Bob Klinger   PIT 4 R 33   26 18 7 0 4   61.00 53 2 17 14 19 15 .208 2.07   7.7 .296 8.90 1941 2 Bob Klinger
       
1942 No qualifier         1942 No qualifier
       
1943 7 Hank Gornicki   PIT 4 R 32 SP   24 13 4 3 4   51.00 55 2 27 18 20 20 .267 3.18   4.1 .171 3.35 1943 7 Hank Gornicki
       
1944 5 Xavier Rescigno   PIT 2 R 30   42 25 8 5 5   89.33 102 6 47 44 29 29 .221 4.43   5.0 .119 4.11 1944 5 Xavier Rescigno
1944 4 Cookie Cuccurullo   R PIT 2 L 26   28 14 2 1 4   91.00 86 4 50 33 38 28 .226 3.26   4.4 .157 4.14 1944 4 Cookie Cuccurullo
       
1945 8 Xavier Rescigno   PIT 4 R 31   43 27 3 4 9   78.33 90 5 51 46 34 29 .234 5.29   1.2 .030 0.48 1945 8 Xavier Rescigno
       
1946 No qualifier         1946 No qualifier
       
1947 1 Kirby Higbe   PIT T7 R 32 SP   16 12 2 1 5   23.67 12 1 4 4 10 12 .545 1.52   7.6 .475 11.08 1947 1 Kirby Higbe
       
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
1948 3 Kirby Higbe   PIT 4 R 33   48 31 6 4 10   104.00 90 8 49 38 56 59 .404 3.29   10.5 .219 10.55 1948 3 Kirby Higbe
       
1949 7 Hugh Casey   PIT 6 R 35   33 23 4 1 5   38.67 50 4 24 20 14 9 .141 4.65   2.5 .076 1.58 1949 7 Hugh Casey
       
1950 5 Bill Werle   PIT 8 L 29 SP   26 18 3 5 8   58.33 67 6 37 33 21 20 .227 5.09   4.6 .177 3.82 1950 5 Bill Werle
       
1951 8 Bill Werle   PIT 7 L 30   50 24 4 2 6   98.33 101 14 59 57 32 38 .286 5.22   4.0 .080 2.71 1951 8 Bill Werle
1951 1 Ted Wilks   PIT 7 R 35   47 34 2 5 12   75.67 64 5 28 25 24 39 .443 2.97   8.5 .181 8.39 1951 1 Ted Wilks
       
1952 No qualifier         1952 No qualifier
       
1953 No qualifier         1953 No qualifier
       
1954 8 Johnny Hetki   PIT 8 R 32   57 46 4 3 9   77.00 94 10 49 42 32 22 .175 4.91   4.3 .075 2.50 1954 8 Johnny Hetki
       
1955 6 Roy Face   PIT 8 R 27   32 21 1 1 5   56.00 60 6 25 22 13 45 .616 3.54   5.3 .166 4.83 1955 6 Roy Face
       
1956 No qualifier       1956 No qualifier
     
1957 8 Roy Face PIT T7 R 29   58 32 4 6 10 2 .833   85.67 90 7 38 29 24 47 .412 3.05   7.0 .121 5.49 1957 8 Roy Face
     
1958 1 Roy Face 17 PIT 2 R 30   57 40 5 2 20 2 .909   84.00 77 6 30 27 22 47 .475 2.89   12.3 .216 13.19 1958 1 Roy Face
     
1959 2 Roy Face 7 a(2) PIT 4 R 31   57 47 18 1 10 9 .526   93.33 91 5 29 28 25 69 .595 2.70   15.2 .267 17.34 1959 2 Roy Face
     
1960 2 Roy Face 12 a(2) PIT 1 R 32   68 61 10 8 24 5 .828   114.67 93 11 39 37 29 72 .590 2.90   16.6 .244 16.61 1960 2 Roy Face
     
1961 7 Roy Face a(2) PIT 6 R 33   62 47 6 12 17 10 .630   92.00 94 12 44 39 10 55 .529 3.82   9.6 .155 8.29 1961 7 Roy Face
     
1962 1 Roy Face PIT 4 R 34   63 57 8 7 28 7 .800   91.00 74 7 23 19 18 45 .489 1.88   19.6 .311 25.05 1962 1 Roy Face
1962 6 Diomedes Olivo R PIT 4 L 43   61 19 5 1 7 4 .636   80.33 85 4 28 24 23 60 .556 2.69   9.1 .149 8.05 1962 6 Diomedes Olivo
     
1963 3 Al McBean PIT 8 R 25   48 30 11 2 11 2 .846   89.33 62 4 25 21 23 57 .671 2.12   14.0 .292 15.56 1963 3 Al McBean
1963 11 Roy Face PIT 8 R 35   56 38 3 9 16 4 .800   69.67 75 6 33 25 19 41 .436 3.23   5.0 .089 3.07 1963 11 Roy Face
     
1964 2 Al McBean PIT T6 R 26   58 49 8 3 22 0 1.000   89.67 76 4 23 19 17 41 .441 1.91   16.1 .278 19.19 1964 2 Al McBean
     
1965 4 Al McBean PIT 3 R 27   61 40 5 6 18 9 .667   108.00 105 5 31 27 38 52 .364 2.25   14.2 .233 15.18 1965 4 Al McBean
     
1966 4 Pete Mikkelsen PIT 3 R 26   71 33 9 8 14 8 .636   126.00 106 8 45 43 51 76 .484 3.07   11.8 .166 11.16 1966 4 Pete Mikkelsen
1966 9 Roy Face PIT 3 R 38   54 42 6 6 18 4 .818   70.00 68 9 24 21 24 67 .728 2.70   8.3 .154 7.56 1966 9 Roy Face
     
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 5 Roy Face PIT 6 R 39   61 45 7 5 17 4 .810   74.33 62 5 23 20 22 41 .488 2.42   10.5 .172 9.55 1967 5 Roy Face
1967 15 Juan Pizarro PIT 6 L 30   41 21 7 5 9 8 .529   57.33 52 4 26 23 28 46 .575 3.61   5.1 .124 3.94 1967 15 Juan Pizarro
     
1968 2 Ron Kline PIT 6 R 36   56 31 12 5 7 4 .636   112.67 94 3 26 21 31 48 .384 1.68   12.9 .230 14.08 1968 2 Ron Kline
1968 14 Roy Face PIT 6 R 40   43 33 2 4 13 2 .867   52.00 46 3 17 15 7 34 .642 2.60   5.8 .135 4.86 1968 14 Roy Face
     
1969 11 Chuck Hartenstein PIT 3E R 27   56 25 5 4 10 3 .769   95.67 84 9 42 42 27 44 .396 3.95   6.7 .120 5.24 1969 11 Chuck Hartenstein
     
1970 2 Dave Giusti 6 T4 PIT 1E R 30   65 47 9 3 26 6 .813   101.00 92 6 34 30 37 85 .659 2.67   17.7 .272 20.77 1970 2 Dave Giusti
     
1971 9 Dave Giusti 14 PIT 1E R 31   58 49 5 6 30 6 .833   86.00 79 5 31 28 31 55 .500 2.93   10.3 .178 9.91 1971 9 Dave Giusti
1971 16 Mudcat Grant PIT 1E R 35   42 27 5 3 7 4 .636   75.00 79 8 32 30 28 22 .206 3.60   3.9 .093 2.71 1971 16 Mudcat Grant
     
1972 4 Dave Giusti PIT 1E R 32   54 44 7 4 22 5 .815   74.67 59 3 18 16 20 54 .684 1.93   13.1 .243 13.27 1972 4 Dave Giusti
1972 6 Ramon Hernandez PIT 1E L 31   53 31 5 0 14 1 .933   70.00 50 3 14 13 22 47 .653 1.67   11.0 .208 10.31 1972 6 Ramon Hernandez
     
1973 7 Dave Giusti 7 a PIT 3E R 33   67 60 9 2 20 6 .769   98.67 89 9 31 26 37 64 .508 2.37   11.1 .166 10.68 1973 7 Dave Giusti
1973 11 Ramon Hernandez PIT 3E L 32   59 33 4 5 11 1 .917   89.67 71 5 27 24 25 64 .667 2.41   8.4 .142 7.50 1973 11 Ramon Hernandez
     
1974 11 Dave Giusti T9 PIT 1E R 34   62 41 6 5 12 6 .667   91.67 89 2 41 37 37 47 .373 3.63   7.1 .115 5.58 1974 11 Dave Giusti
     
1975 5 Dave Giusti PIT 1E R 35   61 43 5 4 17 6 .739   91.67 79 3 38 30 42 38 .314 2.95   10.0 .164 9.90 1975 5 Dave Giusti
     
1976 9 Kent Tekulve PIT 2E R 29   64 33 5 3 9 3 .750   102.67 91 3 30 28 25 68 .586 2.45   11.4 .178 10.90 1976 9 Kent Tekulve
1976 19 Bob Moose PIT 2E R 28   51 26 3 7 10 3 .769   77.00 81 2 33 26 29 34 .309 3.04   6.8 .133 5.62 1976 19 Bob Moose
     
1977 2 Goose Gossage BBW a PIT 2E R 25   72 55 11 9 26 10 .722   133.00 78 9 27 24 49 151 1.189 1.62   26.0 .361 33.72 1977 2 Goose Gossage
1977 12 Kent Tekulve PIT 2E R 30   72 35 10 1 7 7 .500   103.00 89 5 41 35 33 59 .484 3.06   11.3 .157 9.66 1977 12 Kent Tekulve
     
1978 2 Kent Tekulve 13 5 PIT 2E R 31   91 65 8 7 31 9 .775   135.00 115 5 44 35 55 77 .453 2.33   20.0 .220 20.70 1978 2 Kent Tekulve
     
1979 2 Kent Tekulve 8 5 PIT 1E R 32   94 67 10 8 31 6 .838   134.33 109 5 46 41 49 75 .475 2.75   20.2 .215 21.09 1979 2 Kent Tekulve
1979 8 Enrique Romo PIT 1E R 31   84 25 10 5 5 8 .385   129.33 122 11 50 43 43 106 .642 2.99   11.0 .131 8.97 1979 8 Enrique Romo
1979 9 Grant Jackson PIT 1E L 36   72 29 8 5 14 5 .737   82.00 67 9 32 27 35 39 .382 2.96   9.6 .133 7.90 1979 9 Grant Jackson
     
1980 13 Enrique Romo PIT 3E R 32   74 38 5 5 11 7 .611   123.67 117 10 53 45 28 82 .566 3.27   10.4 .141 8.81 1980 13 Enrique Romo
1980 17 Kent Tekulve a PIT 3E R 33   78 57 8 12 21 11 .656   93.00 96 6 39 35 40 47 .346 3.39   9.6 .123 7.62 1980 17 Kent Tekulve
1980 20 Grant Jackson PIT 3E L 37   61 27 8 4 9 3 .750   71.00 71 4 24 23 20 31 .341 2.92   8.4 .138 7.05 1980 20 Grant Jackson
     
1981 14 Enrique Romo PIT 4E R 33   33 14 1 3 9 1 .900   41.67 47 5 27 21 18 23 .354 4.54   0.8 .024 0.28 1981 14 Enrique Romo
     
1982 8 Kent Tekulve PIT 4E R 35   85 64 12 8 20 10 .667   128.67 113 7 47 41 46 66 .415 2.87   15.2 .179 14.61 1982 8 Kent Tekulve
1982 11 Rod Scurry PIT 4E L 26   76 38 4 5 14 6 .700   103.67 79 3 26 20 64 94 .657 1.74   13.0 .171 12.22 1982 11 Rod Scurry
     
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
1983 4 Kent Tekulve PIT 2E R 36   76 56 7 5 18 6 .750   99.00 78 1 27 18 36 52 .456 1.64   16.6 .218 17.34 1983 4 Kent Tekulve
1983 25 Rod Scurry PIT 2E L 27   61 25 4 9 7 8 .467   68.00 63 6 45 42 53 67 .578 5.56   0.4 .007 0.07 1983 25 Rod Scurry
     
1984 19 Kent Tekulve PIT 6E R 37   72 51 3 9 13 4 .765   88.00 86 4 30 26 33 36 .303 2.66   8.1 .113 6.17 1984 19 Kent Tekulve
1984 11 Don Robinson PIT 6E R 27   50 28 5 5 10 4 .714   115.00 91 5 41 37 46 101 .737 2.90   10.1 .202 10.30 1984 11 Don Robinson
     
1985 13 Cecilio Guante PIT 6E R 25   63 31 4 6 5 7 .417   109.00 84 5 34 33 40 92 .742 2.72   10.3 .163 9.39 1985 13 Cecilio Guante
1985 18 John Candelaria PIT 6E L 31   37 26 2 4 9 6 .600   54.33 57 7 23 22 14 47 .662 3.64   5.2 .141 4.39 1985 18 John Candelaria
     
1986 15 Don Robinson PIT 6E R 29   50 41 3 4 14 1 .933   69.33 61 5 27 26 27 53 .602 3.38   7.0 .140 5.96 1986 15 Don Robinson
     
1987 9 Don Robinson PIT T4E R 30   42 37 6 6 12 7 .632   65.33 66 6 29 28 22 53 .602 3.86   4.5 .107 2.88 1987 9 Don Robinson
1987 17 Jim Gott PIT T4E R 27   25 22 0 2 13 3 .813   31.00 28 0 11 5 8 27 .750 1.45   7.6 .304 6.57 1987 17 Jim Gott
     
1988 7 Jeff D. Robinson PIT 2E R 27   75 35 11 5 9 4 .692   124.67 113 6 44 42 39 87 .572 3.03   12.0 .160 11.26 1988 7 Jeff D. Robinson
1988 9 Jim Gott PIT 2E R 28   67 59 6 6 34 6 .850   77.33 68 9 30 30 22 76 .844 3.49   10.5 .157 9.75 1988 9 Jim Gott
     
1989 5 Bill Landrum PIT 5E R 31   56 40 2 3 26 3 .897   81.00 60 2 18 15 28 51 .580 1.67   13.6 .243 14.93 1989 5 Bill Landrum
     
1990 12 Bill Landrum PIT 1E R 32   54 41 7 3 13 3 .813   71.67 69 4 22 17 21 39 .433 2.13   9.8 .181 9.45 1990 12 Bill Landrum
1990 18 Stan Belinda R PIT 1E R 23   55 17 3 4 8 5 .615   58.33 48 4 23 23 29 55 .714 3.55   5.2 .095 3.62 1990 18 Stan Belinda
     
1991 12 Stan Belinda PIT 1E R 24   60 37 7 5 16 4 .800   78.33 50 10 30 30 35 71 .835 3.45   9.1 .152 8.74 1991 12 Stan Belinda
1991 T14 Bill Landrum PIT 1E R 33   61 43 4 4 17 5 .773   76.33 76 4 32 27 19 45 .474 3.18   8.1 .133 7.28 1991 T14 Bill Landrum
     
1992 16 Roger Mason PIT 1E R 33   65 26 5 7 8 2 .800   88.00 80 11 41 40 33 56 .496 4.09   4.8 .074 3.23 1992 16 Roger Mason
1992 9 Stan Belinda PIT 1E R 25   59 42 6 4 18 6 .750   71.33 58 8 26 25 29 57 .655 3.15   9.5 .161 9.43 1992 9 Stan Belinda
1992 13 Bob Patterson PIT 1E L 33   60 26 6 3 9 4 .692   64.67 59 7 22 21 23 43 .524 2.92   7.6 .127 6.69 1992 13 Bob Patterson
     
1993 9 Stan Belinda PIT 5E R 26   40 37 3 1 19 3 .864   42.33 35 4 18 17 11 30 .652 3.61   9.0 .225 9.66 1993 9 Stan Belinda
1993 12 Mark Dewey PIT 5E R 28   21 17 1 2 7 5 .583   26.67 14 0 8 7 10 14 .583 2.36   5.7 .271 6.72 1993 12 Mark Dewey
     
1994 No qualifier       1994 No qualifier
     
1995 15 Dan Miceli R PIT 5C R 24   58 51 4 4 21 6 .778   58.00 61 7 30 30 28 56 .629 4.66   6.5 .112 5.09 1995 15 Dan Miceli
     
1996 17 Dan Plesac PIT 5C L 34   73 30 6 5 11 6 .647   70.33 67 4 35 32 24 76 .835 4.09   8.1 .111 6.39 1996 17 Dan Plesac
1996 19 Francisco Cordova R PIT 5C R 24   53 41 2 7 12 6 .667   66.33 67 9 33 31 16 70 .843 4.21   6.4 .121 5.27 1996 19 Francisco Cordova
1996 20 Johnny Ericks PIT 5C R 28   24 13 4 2 8 2 .800   31.67 29 6 16 13 14 31 .721 3.69   4.6 .192 4.77 1996 20 Johnny Ericks
     
1997 5 Rich Loiselle R-4 PIT 2C R 25   72 58 1 5 29 5 .853   72.67 76 7 29 25 24 66 .660 3.10   11.1 .154 11.02 1997 5 Rich Loiselle
     
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
1998 15 Ricardo Rincon PIT 6C L 28   60 27 0 2 14 3 .824   65.00 50 6 31 21 29 64 .810 2.91   8.7 .145 7.74 1998 15 Ricardo Rincon
1998 14 Jason Christiansen PIT 6C L 28   60 19 3 3 6 4 .600   64.67 51 2 22 18 27 71 .910 2.51   9.0 .150 8.14 1998 14 Jason Christiansen
1998 20 Rich Loiselle PIT 6C R 26   54 43 2 7 19 8 .704   55.00 56 2 26 21 36 48 .522 3.44   6.1 .113 4.79 1998 20 Rich Loiselle
     
1999 19 Mike Williams PIT 3C R 29   58 50 3 4 23 5 .821   58.33 63 9 36 33 37 76 .760 5.09   4.7 .081 3.10 1999 19 Mike Williams
     
2000 10 Mike Williams PIT 5C R 30   72 63 3 4 24 5 .828   72.00 56 8 34 28 40 71 .740 3.50   10.7 .149 10.04 2000 10 Mike Williams
     
2001 17 Mike Williams PIT 6C R 31   40 38 2 4 22 2 .917   41.67 39 6 18 17 21 43 .717 3.67   8.5 .213 7.70 2001 17 Mike Williams
     
2002 10 Mike Williams a PIT 4C R 32   59 59 2 6 46 4 .920   61.33 54 6 24 20 21 43 .573 2.93   12.3 .208 12.59 2002 10 Mike Williams
     
2003 10 Julian Tavarez PIT 4C R 30   64 29 3 3 11 3 .786   83.67 75 1 37 34 27 39 .382 3.66   9.7 .152 8.48 2003 10 Julian Tavarez
2003 21 Mike Williams a PIT 4C R 33   40 33 1 3 25 5 .833   37.33 42 5 26 26 22 20 .313 6.27   2.0 .050 0.89 2003 21 Mike Williams
     
2004 12 Jose Mesa PIT 5C R 38   70 65 5 2 43 5 .896   69.33 78 6 26 25 20 37 .378 3.25   11.7 .167 10.55 2004 12 Jose Mesa
     
2005 19 Jose Mesa PIT 6C R 39   55 48 2 8 27 7 .794   56.67 61 7 30 30 26 37 .425 4.76   4.7 .085 3.19 2005 19 Jose Mesa
     
2006 13 Salomon Torres PIT 5C R 34   94 24 3 6 12 3 .800   93.33 98 6 42 34 38 72 .529 3.28   9.6 .102 7.69 2006 13 Salomon Torres
2006 19 Matt Capps R PIT 5C R 22   85 15 9 1 1 9 .100   80.67 81 12 37 34 12 56 .602 3.79   7.6 .089 5.70 2006 19 Matt Capps
2006 6 Mike Gonzalez PIT 5C L 28   54 47 3 4 24 0 1.000   54.00 42 1 13 13 31 64 .877 2.17   11.0 .204 12.44 2006 6 Mike Gonzalez
     
2007 5 Matt Capps PIT 6C R 23   76 47 4 7 18 3 .857   79.00 64 5 22 20 16 64 .800 2.28   14.3 .188 15.07 2007 5 Matt Capps
2007 24 Salomon Torres PIT 6C R 35   56 28 2 4 12 6 .667   52.67 57 7 34 32 17 45 .608 5.47   2.9 .052 1.60 2007 24 Salomon Torres
     
2008 14 Matt Capps PIT 6C R 24   49 39 2 3 21 5 .808   53.67 47 5 20 18 5 39 .750 3.02   7.7 .157 7.73 2008 14 Matt Capps
     
2009 22 Matt Capps PIT 6C R 25   57 50 4 8 27 5 .844   54.33 73 10 36 35 17 46 .511 5.80   1.6 .028 0.65 2009 22 Matt Capps
     
2010 13 Evan Meek a PIT 6C R 27   70 16 5 4 4 6 .400   80.00 53 5 25 19 31 70 .833 2.14   10.2 .146 9.32 2010 13 Evan Meek
2010 19 Joel Hanrahan PIT 6C R 28   72 27 4 1 6 4 .600   69.67 58 6 28 28 26 100 1.190 3.62   7.3 .101 5.55 2010 19 Joel Hanrahan
2010 20 Octavio Dotel PIT 6C R 36   41 37 2 2 21 5 .808   40.00 35 5 21 19 17 48 .923 4.28   4.8 .117 3.62 2010 20 Octavio Dotel
Copyright 2009-11 by Andre Lower
Sources:
All-Time Major League Handbook
Win Shares Digital Update
baseball-reference.com
ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia