Did you know that Steve Bedrosian (#89 on the chart and during the 1987 season) and Dennis Eckersley (tied for #8 on the chart during the 1992 season) both won a Cy Young Award during their chart making saves season?
Lee Smith appears three (3) times in the top fifty (50). Does he hold the Major League record for all time saves? How far will the "modern closer" make his numbers fall each & every season? In 2003 fourteen (14) closers with thirty-seven (37) single season saves were bumped off the list due to the constantly evolving save plateau. In 2005 thirteen (13) closers with thirty-eight (38) single season saves were bumped from the single saeson leaders for saves.
Will the National Baseball Hall of Fame / Baseball Writers Association of America recognize the closers of today as they did with Bruce Sutter in 2005, or will new standards need to be set? Share your opinion on Baseball Fever.