Gonna stump for Kern pretty heavily here. He's 3rd for the decade in saves, despite only playing 5 years. The others over 100 saves in the 70s (Fingers, Gossage, Lyle, Hiller) all pitched most or all of the decade. Of those with over 100 save opportunities, only Tekluve and Lyle are ahead of him in save percentage. His workload has been pretty heavy for a closer with 442 IP in 5 seasons. He's had 3 90+ IP seasons and 2 more at 80+. Another point showing his heavy workload over five seasons is that he's 5th for the decade in games finished, again despite pitching only half the decade. In ERA, Sutter and Lyle are the only candidates that are better. He has the SLG allowed at a mere .300 and is 4th among the candidates for closer in BA allowed at .226.
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