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  • Some Mariano Rivera Numbers

    No doubt a first ballot HOFer.

    Rivera in the regular season
    Appearances: 1,051<<
    ERA: 2.21<<
    Saves: 608<<
    Blown saves: 73<<
    Strikeouts: 1,119
    Walks: 277
    Opp BA: .210

    >> Leads active pitchers (min. 1,000 IP)

    Rivera in the postseason
    Appearances: 96<<
    ERA: 0.70<<
    Saves: 42<<
    Blown saves: 5
    Strikeouts: 110
    Walks: 21
    Opp BA: .174

    >> Best all time (min. 30 IP)

    Most saves, MLB history
    Mariano Rivera: 608
    Trevor Hoffman: 601
    Lee Smith: 478
    John Franco: 424
    Billy Wagner: 422

    Most career saves all with one team
    Mariano Rivera (Yankees): 608
    Jeff Montgomery (Royals): 304
    Bobby Thigpen (White Sox): 201
    Danny Graves (Reds): 182

    Most 30-save seasons
    Mariano Rivera: 14
    Trevor Hoffman: 14
    Lee Smith: 10
    Billy Wagner: 9

    Most consecutive 20-save seasons
    Mariano Rivera: 15
    Lee Smith: 13
    Jeff Reardon: 11
    Most postseason saves, all time
    Mariano Rivera: 42
    Brad Lidge: 18
    Dennis Eckersley: 15

    Lowest ERA, live ball era (since 1920)
    Mariano Rivera: 2.21
    Hoyt Wilhelm: 2.52
    Whitey Ford: 2.75
    Dan Quisenberry: 2.76
    Sandy Koufax: 2.76
    (minimum 1,000 IP)

    Lowest WHIP, all time
    Addie Joss: 0.97
    Mariano Rivera: 1.00
    Ed Walsh: 1.00
    Monte Ward: 1.04
    Pedro Martinez: 1.05
    (min. 1,000 IP) - Where the Big Boys Play

  • #3
    You left some players out of the most saves with one team:

    Trevor Hoffman - 552 saves (Padres)
    Dennis Eckersley - 320 saves (Athletics)
    Billy Wagner - 225 saves (Astros)

    To name a few.
    "I am not too serious about anything. I believe you have to enjoy yourself to get the most out of your ability."-
    George Brett


    • #4
      That was most saves, ALL with one team. Meaning the pitcher did not have any saves with another franchise.
      Your Second Base Coach
      Garvey, Lopes, Russell, and Cey started 833 times and the Dodgers went 498-335, for a .598 winning percentage. That’s equal to a team going 97-65 over a season. On those occasions when at least one of them missed his start, the Dodgers were 306-267-1, which is a .534 clip. That works out to a team going 87-75. So having all four of them added 10 wins to the Dodgers per year.


      • #5
        While Rivera is unquestionably the best closer ever, for teams using the modern deployment of relievers, he didn't throw the 130 innings a year of the Gossages, Wilhelms or Fingers. He also didn't pile up the innings of a starter, in any era. Comparing Rivera to a 1966 Koufax is silly. Koufax put up video game numbers and threw 323 innings.

        So sure, give Rivera his due, but let's keep a perspective on some of these rate stats.
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