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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 No qualifier         1895 No qualifier
       
1896 No qualifier         1896 No qualifier
       
1897 No qualifier         1897 No qualifier
       
1898 No qualifier         1898 No qualifier
       
1899 No qualifier         1899 No qualifier
       
1900 No qualifier         1900 No qualifier
       
1901 2 Willie Sudhoff   STL 4 R 26 SP   12 11 1 0 2   44.00 45 1 23 17 15 12 .200 3.48   4.0 .333 3.48 1901 2 Willie Sudhoff
1901 1 Jack Powell   STL 4 R 26 SP   8 8 2 2 3   28.33 29 1 14 11 4 11 .333 3.49   4.0 .500 4.27 1901 1 Jack Powell
       
1902 No qualifier         1902 No qualifier
       
1903 No qualifier         1903 No qualifier
       
1904 No qualifier         1904 No qualifier
       
1905 No qualifier         1905 No qualifier
       
1906 No qualifier         1906 No qualifier
       
1907 No qualifier         1907 No qualifier
       
1908 No qualifier         1908 No qualifier
       
1909 8 Steve Melter   R STL 7 R 23   22 18 0 1 3   59.00 72 1 45 23 18 22 .244 3.51   0.4 .018 0.09 1909 8 Steve Melter
       
1910 8 Frank Corridon   STL 7 R 29 SP   12 9 1 2 3   29.67 32 0 17 13 10 10 .238 3.94   1.9 .158 1.40 1910 8 Frank Corridon
1910 7 Vic Willis Vet   STL 7 R 34 SP   10 10 3 0 3   28.00 30 1 15 10 8 9 .237 3.21   2.0 .200 1.66 1910 7 Vic Willis
       
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 6 Bob Harmon T14   STL 5 R 23 SP   10 7 1 1 4   26.67 22 1 12 9 14 11 .306 3.04   4.2 .420 4.62 1911 6 Bob Harmon
1911 5 Bill Steele   STL 5 R 25 SP   9 8 2 2 3   24.00 24 1 13 10 9 10 .303 3.75   4.1 .456 4.70 1911 5 Bill Steele
1911 12 Slim Sallee   STL 5 L 26 SP   6 3 1 1 3   16.33 16 0 7 5 4 5 .250 2.76   2.5 .417 2.74 1911 12 Slim Sallee
       
1912 2 Slim Sallee   STL 6 L 27 SP   16 13 4 3 6   48.00 47 1 20 14 12 18 .305 2.63   5.3 .331 4.97 1912 2 Slim Sallee
       
1913 2 Slim Sallee   STL 8 L 28 SP   19 15 2 1 5   42.67 39 2 15 13 9 16 .333 2.74   5.1 .268 5.29 1913 2 Slim Sallee
       
1914 1 Slim Sallee   STL 3 L 29 SP   17 16 2 5 6   48.33 43 1 16 11 12 18 .327 2.05   6.7 .394 7.24 1914 1 Slim Sallee
       
1915 8 Dan Griner   STL 6 R 27 SP   19 16 0 3 3   42.33 39 1 17 13 13 13 .250 2.76   3.5 .184 2.76 1915 8 Dan Griner
1915 10 Slim Sallee   STL 6 L 30 SP   13 13 0 2 3   35.00 31 1 15 11 7 12 .316 2.83   3.0 .231 2.64 1915 10 Slim Sallee
       
1916 4 Red Ames   STL T7 R 33 SP   20 17 4 5 8   45.67 45 1 20 13 11 20 .357 2.56   5.3 .265 4.78 1916 4 Red Ames
       
1917 1 Red Ames   STL 3 R 34 SP   24 17 8 2 3   60.67 55 1 22 18 17 18 .250 2.67   6.8 .283 6.69 1917 1 Red Ames
       
1918 No qualifier         1918 No qualifier
       
1919 4 Oscar Tuero   R STL 7 R 20 SP   29 20 1 1 4   60.67 54 2 28 22 16 18 .257 3.26   3.4 .117 2.76 1919 4 Oscar Tuero
       
1920 3 Bill Sherdel   STL T5 L 23   36 30 8 8 6   120.67 126 1 52 43 32 56 .354 3.21   9.0 .250 6.25 1920 3 Bill Sherdel
       
1921 10 Lou North   STL 3 R 30   40 27 4 4 7   86.00 81 5 39 34 34 28 .243 3.56   6.0 .150 4.03 1921 10 Lou North
1921 2 Roy Walker   STL 3 R 28 SP   15 8 2 0 3   25.00 22 2 7 5 8 8 .267 1.80   6.8 .453 7.94 1921 2 Roy Walker
       
1922 2 Lou North   STL T3 R 31   43 20 5 1 4   84.00 97 1 51 41 35 55 .417 4.39   6.7 .156 6.23 1922 2 Lou North
       
1923 10 Johnny Stuart   R STL 5 R 22   27 17 2 3 3   68.67 73 9 48 41 31 32 .308 5.37   - .000 - 1923 10 Johnny Stuart
       
1924 4 Bill Doak   STL 6 R 33 SP   10 6 2 1 3   19.33 20 0 5 5 12 7 .219 2.33   3.6 .360 4.01 1924 4 Bill Doak
       
1925 5 Eddie Dyer   STL 4 L 24   22 18 3 2 3   62.33 61 4 33 23 14 24 .320 3.32   4.3 .195 3.55 1925 5 Eddie Dyer
       
1926 No qualifier         1926 No qualifier
       
1927 2 Bill Sherdel   STL 2 L 30 SP   11 9 3 0 6   17.00 14 1 4 4 7 7 .333 2.12   5.1 .464 6.41 1927 2 Bill Sherdel
       
1928 2 Hal Haid   R STL 1 R 30   27 14 2 2 5   47.00 45 1 25 13 11 21 .375 2.49   5.1 .189 3.89 1928 2 Hal Haid
       
1928 1 Bill Sherdel   STL 1 L 31 SP   11 10 3 2 5   25.33 28 2 7 5 3 4 .129 1.78   5.6 .509 7.02 1928 1 Bill Sherdel
1929 7 Hal Haid   R STL 4 R 31   24 14 4 2 4   47.33 52 2 30 21 22 22 .297 3.99   4.1 .171 3.34 1929 7 Hal Haid
       
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 1 Hi Bell   STL 1 R 32   30 17 3 1 8   68.67 75 2 28 20 15 33 .367 2.62   8.7 .290 9.22 1930 1 Hi Bell
1930 5 Jim Lindsey   STL 1 R 34   33 19 4 2 5   64.00 75 4 34 28 31 32 .302 3.94   6.4 .194 5.55 1930 5 Jim Lindsey
       
1931 4 Jim Lindsey   STL 1 R 35   33 19 5 4 7   59.67 65 2 30 21 39 29 .279 3.17   5.8 .176 4.06 1931 4 Jim Lindsey
1931 3 Bill Hallahan   STL 1 L 28 SP   7 6 1 1 4   15.33 14 0 3 3 8 8 .364 1.76   4.3 .614 5.62 1931 3 Bill Hallahan
       
1932 No qualifier         1932 No qualifier
       
1933 10 Dizzy Dean BBW 7   STL 5 R 23 SP   14 12 1 4 4   17.00 23 0 14 12 6 12 .414 6.35   - .000 - 1933 10 Dizzy Dean
       
1934 4 Dizzy Dean BBW 1   a STL 1 R 24 SP   17 14 4 2 7   31.00 31 0 13 10 7 28 .737 2.90   6.0 .353 6.90 1934 4 Dizzy Dean
       
1935 5 Dizzy Dean BBW 2   a STL 2 R 25 SP   14 14 4 3 5   30.00 25 0 8 7 4 21 .724 2.10   6.0 .429 6.75 1935 5 Dizzy Dean
1935 2 Paul Dean T21   STL 2 R 21 SP   13 10 3 1 5   27.00 12 0 1 1 7 20 1.053 0.33   7.6 .585 9.99 1935 2 Paul Dean
       
1936 1 Dizzy Dean BBW 2   A STL T2 R 26 SP   17 17 2 3 11   27.33 23 0 7 4 5 21 .750 1.32   9.1 .535 12.11 1936 1 Dizzy Dean
       
1937 No qualifier         1937 No qualifier
       
1938 8 Bill McGee   R STL 6 R 28 SP   22 11 1 2 5   48.00 43 0 18 12 25 27 .397 2.25   6.4 .291 6.37 1938 8 Bill McGee
       
1939 7 Clyde Shoun   STL 2 L 27   51 25 3 1 9   94.33 84 3 44 36 37 48 .397 3.43   7.7 .151 5.53 1939 7 Clyde Shoun
1939 1 Bob Bowman 30   R STL 2 R 28   36 19 6 0 9   65.67 50 4 14 13 23 29 .397 1.78   11.5 .319 11.99 1939 1 Bob Bowman
1939 5 Curt Davis 5   a STL 2 R 35 SP   18 14 3 5 7   40.00 40 2 21 15 11 10 .196 3.38   6.2 .344 6.71 1939 5 Curt Davis
1939 8 Mort Cooper   R STL 2 R 26 SP   19 12 2 0 4   34.33 30 2 15 9 17 24 .511 2.36   5.3 .279 5.17 1939 8 Mort Cooper
       
1940 5 Clyde Shoun   STL 3 L 28 SP   35 22 3 4 5   51.67 54 2 31 30 17 26 .366 5.23   1.5 .043 0.57 1940 5 Clyde Shoun
       
1941 8 Ira Hutchinson   STL 2 R 30   29 13 1 5 5   46.67 32 3 23 20 19 19 .373 3.86   3.5 .121 2.59 1941 8 Ira Hutchinson
1941 5 Bill Crouch   R STL 2 R 30   14 11 1 0 6   19.00 18 0 6 6 6 6 .250 2.84   3.3 .236 3.37 1941 5 Bill Crouch
       
1942 2 Harry Gumbert   STL 1 R 32 SP   19 12 4 0 5   44.67 37 0 8 6 14 13 .255 1.21   9.8 .516 11.60 1942 2 Harry Gumbert
       
1943 2 Harry Brecheen   R STL 1 L 28   16 11 4 1 4   49.00 25 2 11 7 14 27 .692 1.29   9.1 .569 13.57 1943 2 Harry Brecheen
       
1944 2 Freddy Schmidt   R STL 1 R 28   28 17 3 0 5   55.33 36 1 19 15 29 29 .446 2.44   6.4 .229 7.28 1944 2 Freddy Schmidt
       
1945 No qualifier         1945 No qualifier
       
1946 6 Howie Pollet 4   a STL 1 L 25 SP   8 7 2 0 5   16.33 13 0 4 4 6 8 .421 2.20   3.6 .450 4.79 1946 6 Howie Pollet
       
1947 7 Ted Wilks   STL 2 R 31   37 19 4 0 5   49.33 57 10 33 28 13 27 .386 5.11   2.1 .057 1.08 1947 7 Ted Wilks
       
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 1 Ted Wilks   STL 2 R 32   55 27 5 6 13   117.67 100 4 33 31 35 66 .489 2.37   16.5 .300 19.41 1948 1 Ted Wilks
       
1949 2 Ted Wilks T19   STL 2 R 33   59 30 10 3 9   118.33 105 7 52 49 38 71 .497 3.73   11.7 .198 11.96 1949 2 Ted Wilks
1949 1 Gerry Staley   STL 2 R 28 SP   28 14 4 2 6   57.67 45 1 14 8 13 16 .276 1.25   10.3 .368 14.35 1949 1 Gerry Staley
       
1950 2 Al Brazle   STL 5 L 36   34 20 5 4 6   84.67 95 5 38 33 41 21 .154 3.51   9.4 .276 9.76 1950 2 Al Brazle
       
1951 5 Al Brazle   STL 3 L 37   48 28 2 2 7   90.67 85 10 36 34 44 43 .333 3.37   8.0 .167 7.85 1951 5 Al Brazle
       
1952 4 Eddie Yuhas T31   R STL 3 R 27   52 30 11 1 6   91.67 76 4 27 21 33 36 .330 2.06   11.4 .219 10.42 1952 4 Eddie Yuhas
1952 3 Al Brazle T36   STL 3 L 38   40 32 8 3 16   62.00 41 4 24 19 29 36 .514 2.76   11.1 .278 11.44 1952 3 Al Brazle
       
1953 7 Al Brazle   STL T3 L 39   61 34 6 7 18   92.33 101 8 47 43 43 57 .396 4.19   8.8 .144 7.44 1953 7 Al Brazle
1953 6 Hal White   STL T3 R 34   49 23 6 5 7   84.33 84 5 32 28 39 33 .268 2.99   8.6 .176 8.04 1953 6 Hal White
       
1954 7 Al Brazle   STL 6 L 40   58 28 5 4 8   84.33 93 10 48 39 24 30 .256 4.16   4.7 .081 2.85 1954 7 Al Brazle
       
1955 No qualifier         1955 No qualifier
       
1956 7 Larry Jackson STL 4 R 25   50 26 2 1 9   85.00 71 5 39 34 42 51 .451 3.60   6.3 .126 5.08 1956 7 Larry Jackson
1956 8 Jackie Collum STL 4 L 29   37 20 6 2 7   58.00 56 5 24 23 27 16 .193 3.57   4.7 .127 3.80 1956 8 Jackie Collum
     
1957 10 Hoyt Wilhelm BBW STL 2 R 33   40 30 1 4 11 1 .917   55.00 52 7 28 26 21 29 .397 4.25   4.1 .103 2.97 1957 10 Hoyt Wilhelm
1957 5 Billy Muffett R STL 2 R 26   23 16 3 2 8 2 .800   44.00 35 1 11 11 13 21 .438 2.25   7.4 .322 9.47 1957 5 Billy Muffett
     
1958 6 Larry Jackson a STL T5 R 27 SP   26 16 2 5 8 2 .800   39.67 36 1 15 15 8 23 .523 3.40   6.6 .254 7.68 1958 6 Larry Jackson
     
1959 3 Lindy McDaniel STL 7 R 23   55 47 13 8 15 6 .714   92.67 96 3 41 37 27 70 .569 3.59   12.4 .225 13.01 1959 3 Lindy McDaniel
     
1960 1 Lindy McDaniel 5 T3 a(2) STL 3 R 24   63 47 12 2 26 6 .813   104.33 71 4 16 15 19 95 1.056 1.29   25.0 .397 31.88 1960 1 Lindy McDaniel
     
1961 10 Lindy McDaniel STL 5 R 25   55 39 10 6 9 5 .643   94.33 117 11 57 51 31 65 .439 4.87   6.3 .115 4.68 1961 10 Lindy McDaniel
     
1962 5 Lindy McDaniel STL 6 R 26   53 36 2 9 14 5 .737   95.00 76 9 41 37 26 71 .696 3.51   9.6 .181 9.36 1962 5 Lindy McDaniel
     
1963 9 Bobby Shantz STL 2 L 37   55 32 6 4 11 1 .917   79.33 55 6 28 23 17 70 .972 2.61   10.4 .189 9.31 1963 9 Bobby Shantz
1963 7 Ron Taylor R STL 2 R 25   45 22 7 3 11 4 .733   77.67 59 4 21 20 20 62 .785 2.32   11.8 .262 12.43 1963 7 Ron Taylor
     
1964 12 Ron Taylor STL 1 R 26   61 31 8 2 7 4 .636   90.67 96 14 49 45 32 64 .500 4.47   5.4 .089 3.64 1964 12 Ron Taylor
1964 3 Barney Schultz T25 STL 1 R 37   30 22 1 3 14 2 .875   49.33 35 1 14 9 11 29 .630 1.64   10.4 .347 13.85 1964 3 Barney Schultz
     
1965 6 Hal Woodeshick STL 7 L 32   51 34 3 2 15 3 .833   59.67 47 1 14 12 27 37 .500 1.81   13.4 .263 12.30 1965 6 Hal Woodeshick
     
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
1966 3 Joe Hoerner R STL 6 L 29   57 39 5 1 13 3 .813   76.00 57 5 16 13 21 63 .808 1.54   13.4 .235 15.08 1966 3 Joe Hoerner
     
1967 12 Ron Willis R STL 1 R 23   65 24 6 5 10 3 .769   81.00 76 3 27 24 43 42 .353 2.67   8.2 .126 6.38 1967 12 Ron Willis
1967 9 Joe Hoerner STL 1 L 30   57 32 4 4 15 7 .682   66.00 52 5 25 19 20 50 .694 2.59   8.7 .153 7.46 1967 9 Joe Hoerner
     
1968 4 Joe Hoerner STL 1 L 31   47 33 8 2 17 2 .895   48.67 34 2 9 8 12 42 .913 1.48   11.6 .247 13.12 1968 4 Joe Hoerner
     
1969 10 Joe Hoerner STL 4E L 32   45 33 2 3 15 2 .882   53.33 44 5 18 17 9 35 .660 2.87   8.5 .189 8.36 1969 10 Joe Hoerner
     
1970 9 Chuck Taylor STL 4E R 28   49 22 3 5 8 3 .727   82.33 80 3 28 26 25 49 .467 2.84   9.4 .192 9.26 1970 9 Chuck Taylor
     
1971 12 Moe Drabowsky STL 2E R 35   51 27 6 1 8 2 .800   60.33 45 2 23 23 33 49 .628 3.43   6.8 .133 5.67 1971 12 Moe Drabowsky
     
1972 10 Diego Segui STL 4E R 34   33 21 3 1 9 2 .818   55.67 47 2 23 19 32 54 .684 3.07   6.6 .200 6.06 1972 10 Diego Segui
     
1973 9 Diego Segui STL 2E R 35   65 43 7 6 17 6 .739   100.33 78 6 35 31 53 93 .710 2.78   10.2 .157 9.55 1973 9 Diego Segui
     
1974 6 Al Hrabosky T16 5 STL 2E L 24   65 31 8 1 9 4 .692   88.33 71 3 34 29 38 82 .752 2.95   10.6 .163 9.94 1974 6 Al Hrabosky
     
1975 1 Al Hrabosky 8 3 STL T3E L 25   65 41 13 3 22 6 .786   97.33 72 3 27 18 33 82 .781 1.66   19.1 .294 25.33 1975 1 Al Hrabosky
1975 14 Mike Garman STL T3E R 26   66 36 3 8 10 6 .625   79.00 73 3 31 21 48 48 .397 2.39   7.9 .120 6.69 1975 14 Mike Garman
     
1976 15 Al Hrabosky STL 5E L 26   68 45 8 6 13 4 .765   95.33 89 5 42 35 39 73 .570 3.30   9.2 .135 7.67 1976 15 Al Hrabosky
     
1977 24 Al Hrabosky STL 3E L 27   65 39 6 5 10 6 .625   86.33 82 12 44 42 41 68 .553 4.38   4.7 .072 2.72 1977 24 Al Hrabosky
1977 18 Butch Metzger STL 3E R 25   58 28 4 2 7 3 .700   92.67 78 8 36 32 38 48 .414 3.11   7.8 .134 5.45 1977 18 Butch Metzger
     
1978 14 Mark Littell STL 5E R 25   70 51 4 8 11 4 .733   97.33 74 8 33 30 49 120 .976 2.77   8.1 .116 6.08 1978 14 Mark Littell
     
1979 6 Mark Littell STL 3E R 26   63 40 9 4 13 6 .684   82.33 60 2 22 20 39 67 .677 2.19   13.9 .221 14.71 1979 6 Mark Littell
1979 17 Darold Knowles STL 3E L 37   48 18 2 5 6 4 .600   48.67 54 5 27 22 17 22 .310 4.07   2.8 .058 1.52 1979 17 Darold Knowles
     
1980 23 John Littlefield R STL 4E R 26   52 31 5 5 9 5 .643   66.00 71 2 31 23 20 22 .242 3.14   5.3 .102 3.83 1980 23 John Littlefield
     
1981 2 Bruce Sutter BBW 8 5 a STL 1E R 28   48 36 3 5 25 7 .781   82.33 64 5 24 24 24 57 .648 2.62   12.9 .269 15.24 1981 2 Bruce Sutter
     
1982 4 Bruce Sutter BBW 5 4 STL 1E R 29   70 58 9 8 36 9 .800   102.33 88 8 38 33 34 61 .500 2.90   16.7 .239 18.54 1982 4 Bruce Sutter
     
1983 19 Bruce Sutter BBW STL 4E R 30   60 46 9 10 21 9 .700   89.33 90 8 45 42 30 64 .533 4.23   8.5 .142 7.15 1983 19 Bruce Sutter
     
1984 1 Bruce Sutter BBW 3 a STL 3E R 31   71 63 5 7 45 8 .849   122.67 109 9 26 21 23 77 .583 1.54   23.0 .324 29.70 1984 1 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
1985 16 Ken Dayley STL 1E L 26   57 27 4 4 11 5 .688   65.33 65 2 24 20 18 62 .747 2.76   7.0 .123 5.53 1985 16 Ken Dayley
1985 10 Jeff Lahti STL 1E R 28   52 31 5 2 19 1 .950   68.33 63 3 15 14 26 41 .461 1.84   11.1 .213 11.56 1985 10 Jeff Lahti
     
1986 1 Todd Worrell 16 R-1 STL 3E R 26   74 60 9 10 36 10 .783   103.67 86 9 29 24 41 73 .575 2.08   19.1 .258 22.08 1986 1 Todd Worrell
     
1987 2 Todd Worrell STL 1E R 27   75 54 8 6 33 10 .767   94.67 86 8 29 28 34 92 .767 2.66   16.9 .225 17.79 1987 2 Todd Worrell
1987 16 Ken Dayley STL 1E L 28   53 29 9 5 4 6 .400   61.00 52 2 21 18 33 63 .741 2.66   7.8 .147 6.63 1987 16 Ken Dayley
     
1988 4 Todd Worrell a STL 5E R 28   68 54 5 9 32 9 .780   90.00 69 7 32 30 34 78 .757 3.00   14.7 .216 16.02 1988 4 Todd Worrell
     
1989 15 Ken Dayley STL 3E L 30   71 28 4 3 12 5 .706   75.33 63 3 26 24 30 40 .430 2.87   9.9 .139 8.23 1989 15 Ken Dayley
1989 17 Todd Worrell STL 3E R 29   47 39 3 5 20 3 .870   51.67 42 4 21 17 26 41 .603 2.96   7.4 .157 6.54 1989 17 Todd Worrell
     
1990 3 Lee Smith STL 6E R 32   53 45 3 4 27 5 .844   68.67 58 3 20 16 20 70 .897 2.10   14.4 .272 16.99 1990 3 Lee Smith
     
1991 2 Lee Smith 2 a STL 2E R 33   67 61 6 3 47 6 .887   73.00 70 5 19 19 13 67 .807 2.34   15.1 .225 17.68 1991 2 Lee Smith
     
1992 6 Lee Smith 4 a STL 3E R 34   70 55 4 9 43 8 .843   75.00 62 4 28 26 26 60 .682 3.12   11.9 .170 12.15 1992 6 Lee Smith
     
1993 10 Mike Perez STL 3E R 28   65 25 7 2 7 3 .700   72.67 65 4 24 20 20 58 .682 2.48   9.7 .149 8.48 1993 10 Mike Perez
1993 15 Lee Smith a STL 3E R 35   55 48 2 4 43 7 .860   50.00 49 11 25 25 9 49 .845 4.50   7.5 .136 6.27 1993 15 Lee Smith
     
1994 7 Rene Arocha STL T3C R 28   38 25 3 1 11 1 .917   49.67 42 5 14 13 15 39 .684 2.36   9.1 .239 10.31 1994 7 Rene Arocha
1994 18 Mike Perez STL T3C R 29   36 18 2 3 12 2 .857   31.00 52 5 32 30 10 20 .323 8.71   - .000 - 1994 18 Mike Perez
     
1995 4 Tom Henke T22 a STL 4C R 37   52 47 1 1 36 2 .947   54.33 42 2 11 11 18 48 .800 1.82   12.3 .237 13.98 1995 4 Tom Henke
     
1996 15 T.J. Mathews R STL 1C R 26   67 23 2 6 6 5 .545   83.67 62 8 32 28 32 80 .851 3.01   8.2 .122 6.80 1996 15 T.J. Mathews
1996 16 Dennis Eckersley BBW STL 1C R 41   63 53 0 6 30 4 .882   60.00 65 8 26 22 6 49 .690 3.30   7.9 .125 6.63 1996 16 Dennis Eckersley
     
1997 13 Dennis Eckersley BBW STL 4C R 42   57 47 1 5 36 7 .837   53.00 49 9 24 23 8 45 .789 3.91   7.7 .135 7.15 1997 13 Dennis Eckersley
     
1998 22 Jeff Brantley STL 3C R 34   48 33 0 5 14 8 .636   50.67 40 12 26 25 18 48 .828 4.44   4.8 .100 3.54 1998 22 Jeff Brantley
1998 23 Rich Croushore R STL 3C R 27   41 15 0 3 8 3 .727   54.33 44 6 31 30 29 47 .644 4.97   3.2 .078 2.09 1998 23 Rich Croushore
1998 13 Juan Acevedo STL 3C R 28   41 29 4 2 15 1 .938   48.33 34 2 16 15 21 26 .473 2.79   8.4 .205 8.89 1998 13 Juan Acevedo
     
1999 21 Ricky Bottalico STL 4C R 29   68 40 3 7 20 8 .714   73.33 83 8 45 40 49 66 .500 4.91   4.5 .066 2.68 1999 21 Ricky Bottalico
1999 20 Rich Croushore STL 4C R 28   59 12 3 7 3 7 .300   71.67 68 9 42 33 43 88 .793 4.14   4.7 .080 3.08 1999 20 Rich Croushore
     
2000 5 Dave Veres STL 1C R 33   71 61 3 5 29 7 .806   75.67 65 6 26 24 25 67 .744 2.85   13.6 .192 14.49 2000 5 Dave Veres
     
2001 7 Steve Kline T24 STL T1C L 28   89 26 3 3 9 1 .900   75.00 53 3 16 15 29 54 .659 1.80   12.4 .139 11.59 2001 7 Steve Kline
2001 23 Dave Veres STL T1C R 34   71 44 3 2 15 4 .789   65.67 57 12 29 27 28 61 .718 3.70   7.1 .100 5.62 2001 23 Dave Veres
     
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 7 Jason Isringhausen STL 1C R 29   60 51 3 2 32 5 .865   65.33 46 0 22 18 18 68 1.063 2.48   13.6 .227 14.51 2002 7 Jason Isringhausen
     
2003 19 Cal Eldred STL 3C R 35   62 18 7 4 8 6 .571   67.33 62 9 32 28 31 67 .720 3.74   5.4 .087 3.58 2003 19 Cal Eldred
2003 15 Jason Isringhausen STL 3C R 30   40 31 0 1 22 3 .880   42.00 31 2 14 11 18 41 .837 2.36   6.6 .165 6.02 2003 15 Jason Isringhausen
     
2004 6 Jason Isringhausen STL 1C R 31   74 66 4 2 47 7 .870   75.33 55 5 27 24 23 71 .910 2.87   15.4 .208 15.50 2004 6 Jason Isringhausen
     
2005 9 Jason Isringhausen a STL 1C R 32   63 52 1 2 39 4 .907   59.00 43 4 14 14 27 51 .729 2.14   12.6 .200 13.08 2005 9 Jason Isringhausen
     
2006 14 Jason Isringhausen STL 1C R 33   59 51 4 8 33 10 .767   58.33 47 10 25 23 38 52 .612 3.55   8.2 .139 7.66 2006 14 Jason Isringhausen
     
2007 7 Jason Isringhausen STL 3C R 34   63 54 4 0 32 2 .941   65.33 42 4 21 18 28 54 .771 2.48   12.4 .197 13.36 2007 7 Jason Isringhausen
     
2008 16 Ryan Franklin STL 4C R 35   74 39 6 6 17 8 .680   78.67 86 10 34 31 30 51 .440 3.55   8.0 .108 6.66 2008 16 Ryan Franklin
2008 24 Jason Isringhausen STL 4C R 35   42 27 1 5 12 7 .632   42.67 48 5 28 27 22 36 .514 5.69   0.9 .021 0.34 2008 24 Jason Isringhausen
2008 19 Chris Perez R STL 4C R 22   41 23 3 3 7 4 .636   41.67 34 5 18 16 22 42 .750 3.46   4.6 .112 3.90 2008 19 Chris Perez
     
2009 4 Ryan Franklin a STL 1C R 36   62 54 4 3 38 5 .884   61.00 49 2 13 13 24 44 .603 1.92   13.5 .218 15.36 2009 4 Ryan Franklin
     
2010 11 Ryan Franklin STL 2C R 37   59 51 6 2 27 2 .931   65.00 57 7 25 25 10 42 .627 3.46   9.8 .166 9.54 2010 11 Ryan Franklin
Copyright 2009-11 by Andre Lower
Sources:
All-Time Major League Handbook
Win Shares Digital Update
baseball-reference.com
ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia