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Major League Baseball recognizes saves champions in the American League and National League each season. The save was first recognized by Major League Baseball in 1969, with saves earned prior to that date applied retroactively.

Contents

American League

Year Player Team(s) Saves
1901 United States Bill Hoffer Cleveland Blues 3
1902 United States Jack Powell St. Louis Browns 2
1903 United States Bill Dinneen
United States George Mullin
United States Al Orth
United States Jack Powell
United States Cy Young
Boston Americans
Detroit Tigers
Washington Senators
St. Louis Browns
Boston Americans
2
1904 United States Case Patten Washington Senators 3
1905 United States Jim Buchanan St. Louis Browns 2
1906 United States Chief Bender
Switzerland Otto Hess
Philadelphia Athletics
Cleveland Naps
3
1907 United States Bill Dinneen
United States Tom Hughes
United States Ed Walsh
Boston/St. Louis
Washington Senators
Chicago White Sox
4
1908 United States Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 6
1909 United States Frank Arellanes Boston Red Sox 8
1910 United States Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 5
1911 United States Charley Hall
United States Eddie Plank
United States Ed Walsh
Boston Red Sox
Philadelphia Athletics
Chicago White Sox
4
1912 United States Ed Walsh Chicago White Sox 10
1913 United States Chief Bender Philadelphia Athletics 13
1914 United States Jack Bentley
United States Hooks Dauss
United States Red Faber
United States Roy Mitchell
United States Jim Shaw
Washington Senators
Detroit Tigers
Chicago White Sox
St. Louis Browns
Washington Senators
4
1915 United States Carl Mays Boston Red Sox 7
1916 United States Bob Shawkey New York Yankees 8
1917 United States Dave Danforth Chicago White Sox 9
1918 United States George Mogridge New York Yankees 7
1919 United States Allen Russell
United States Jim Shaw
United States Bob Shawkey
New York/Boston
Washington Senators
New York Yankees
5
1920 United States Dickey Kerr
United States Urban Shocker
Chicago White Sox
St. Louis Browns
5
1921 United States Carl Mays
United States Jim Middleton
New York Yankees
Detroit Tigers
7
1922 United States Sam Jones New York Yankees 8
1923 United States Allen Russell Washington Senators 9
1924 United States Firpo Marberry Washington Senators 15
1925 United States Firpo Marberry Washington Senators 15
1926 United States Firpo Marberry Washington Senators 22
1927 United States Garland Braxton
United States Wilcy Moore
Washington Senators
New York Yankees
13
1928 United States Waite Hoyt New York Yankees 8
1929 United States Firpo Marberry Washington Senators 11
1930 United States Lefty Grove Philadelphia Athletics 9
1931 United States Wilcy Moore Boston Red Sox 10
1932 United States Firpo Marberry Washington Senators 13
1933 United States Jack Russell Washington Senators 13
1934 United States Jack Russell Washington Senators 7
1935 United States Jack Knott St. Louis Browns 7
1936 United States Pat Malone New York Yankees 9
1937 United States Clint Brown Chicago White Sox 18
1938 United States Johnny Murphy New York Yankees 11
1939 United States Johnny Murphy New York Yankees 19
1940 United States Al Benton Detroit Tigers 17
1941 United States Johnny Murphy New York Yankees 15
1942 United States Johnny Murphy New York Yankees 11
1943 United States Gordon Maltzberger Chicago White Sox 14
1944 United States Joe Berry
United States George Caster
United States Gordon Maltzberger
Philadelphia Athletics
St. Louis Browns
Chicago White Sox
12
1945 United States Jim Turner New York Yankees 10
1946 United States Bob Klinger Boston Red Sox 9
1947 United States Ed Klieman
United States Joe Page
Cleveland Indians
New York Yankees
17
1948 United States Russ Christopher Cleveland Indians 17
1949 United States Joe Page New York Yankees 27
1950 United States Mickey Harris Washington Senators 15
1951 United States Ellis Kinder Boston Red Sox 14
1952 United States Harry Dorish Chicago White Sox 11
1953 United States Ellis Kinder Boston Red Sox 27
1954 United States Johnny Sain New York Yankees 22
1955 United States Ray Narleski Cleveland Indians 19
1956 United States George Zuverink Baltimore Orioles 16
1957 United States Bob Grim New York Yankees 19
1958 United States Ryne Duren New York Yankees 20
1959 United States Turk Lown Chicago White Sox 15
1960 Cuba Mike Fornieles
United States Johnny Klippstein
Boston Red Sox
Cleveland Indians
14
1961 Puerto Rico Luis Arroyo New York Yankees 29
1962 United States Dick Radatz Boston Red Sox 24
1963 United States Stu Miller Baltimore Orioles 27
1964 United States Dick Radatz Boston Red Sox 29
1965 United States Ron Kline Washington Senators 29
1966 United States Jack Aker Kansas City Athletics 32
1967 Cuba Minnie Rojas California Angels 27
1968 United States Al Worthington Minnesota Twins 18
1969 United States Ron Perranoski Minnesota Twins 31
1970 United States Ron Perranoski Minnesota Twins 34
1971 United States Ken Sanders Milwaukee Brewers 31
1972 United States Sparky Lyle New York Yankees 35
1973 Canada John Hiller Detroit Tigers 38
1974 United States Terry Forster Chicago White Sox 24
1975 United States Goose Gossage Chicago White Sox 26
1976 United States Sparky Lyle New York Yankees 23
1977 United States Bill Campbell Boston Red Sox 31
1978 United States Goose Gossage New York Yankees 27
1979 United States Mike Marshall Minnesota Twins 32
1980 United States Goose Gossage
United States Dan Quisenberry
New York Yankees
Kansas City Royals
33
1981 United States Rollie Fingers Milwaukee Brewers 28
1982 United States Dan Quisenberry Kansas City Royals 35
1983 United States Dan Quisenberry Kansas City Royals 45
1984 United States Dan Quisenberry Kansas City Royals 44
1985 United States Dan Quisenberry Kansas City Royals 37
1986 United States Dave Righetti New York Yankees 46
1987 United States Tom Henke Toronto Blue Jays 34
1988 United States Dennis Eckersley Oakland Athletics 45
1989 United States Jeff Russell Texas Rangers 38
1990 United States Bobby Thigpen Chicago White Sox 57
1991 United States Bryan Harvey California Angels 46
1992 United States Dennis Eckersley Oakland Athletics 51
1993 United States Jeff Montgomery
United States Duane Ward
Kansas City Royals
Toronto Blue Jays
45
1994 United States Lee Smith Baltimore Orioles 33
1995 Dominican Republic Jose Mesa Cleveland Indians 46
1996 United States John Wetteland New York Yankees 43
1997 United States Randy Myers Baltimore Orioles 45
1998 United States Tom Gordon Boston Red Sox 46
1999 Panama Mariano Rivera New York Yankees 45
2000 United States Todd Jones
United States Derek Lowe
Detroit Tigers
Boston Red Sox
42
2001 Panama Mariano Rivera New York Yankees 50
2002 United States Eddie Guardado Minnesota Twins 45
2003 United States Keith Foulke Oakland Athletics 43
2004 Panama Mariano Rivera New York Yankees 53
2005 Venezuela Francisco Rodríguez
United States Bob Wickman
Los Angeles Angels
Cleveland Indians
45
2006 Venezuela Francisco Rodríguez Los Angeles Angels 47
2007 United States Joe Borowski Cleveland Indians 45
2008 Venezuela Francisco Rodríguez Los Angeles Angels 62
2009 United States Brian Fuentes Los Angeles Angels 48

National League

Year Player Team(s) Saves
1876 United States Jack Manning Boston Red Caps 5
1877 United States Cal McVey Chicago White Stockings 2
1878 United States Tom Healey Providence Grays
Indianapolis Blues
1
1879 United States Bobby Mathews
United States John Montgomery Ward
Providence Grays 1
1880 United States Lee Richmond Worcester Ruby Legs 3
1881 United States Bobby Mathews Providence Grays
Boston Red Caps
2
1882 United States John Montgomery Ward Providence Grays 1
1883 United States Jim Whitney
United States Stump Wiedman
Boston Beaneaters
Detroit Wolverines
2
1884 United States John Morrill Boston Beaneaters 2
1885 United States Fred Pfeffer
United States Ned Williamson
Chicago White Stockings 2
1886 United States Charlie Ferguson Philadelphia Quakers 2
1887 United States Mark Baldwin
United States Frederick Fass
United States Charlie Ferguson
United States Bob Pettit
United States Bill Stemmeyer
United States Mike Tiernan
United States Larry Twitchell
United States George Van Haltren
Chicago White Stockings
Indianapolis Hoosiers
Philadelphia Quakers
Chicago White Stockings
Boston Beaneaters
New York Giants
Detroit Wolverines
Chicago White Stockings
1
1888 United States George Wood Philadelphia Quakers 2
1889 United States Bill Bishop
United States Bill Sowders
United States Mickey Welch
Chicago White Stockings
Boston/Pittsburgh
New York Giants
2
1890 United States Dave Foutz
United States Kid Gleason
United States Bill Hutchison
Brooklyn Bridegrooms
Philadelphia Phillies
Chicago Colts
2
1891 United States John Clarkson
United States Kid Nichols
Boston Beaneaters 3
1892 United States Gus Weyhing Philadelphia Phillies 3
1893 United States Mark Baldwin
United States Tom Colcolough
United States Frank Donnelly
United States Frank Dwyer
Republic of Ireland Tony Mullane
Pittsburgh/New York
Pittsburgh Pirates
Chicago Colts
Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati/Baltimore
2
1894 Republic of Ireland Tony Mullane Baltimore Orioles
Cleveland Spiders
4
1895 United States Ernie Beam
United States Kid Nichols
United States Tom Parrott
Philadelphia Phillies
Boston Beaneaters
Cincinnati Reds
3
1896 United States Cy Young Cleveland Spiders 3
1897 United States Win Mercer
United States Kid Nichols
Washington Senators
Boston Beaneaters
3
1898 United States Kid Nichols Boston Beaneaters 4
1899 United States Sam Leever Pittsburgh Pirates 3
1900 United States Frank Kitson Brooklyn Supurbas 4
1901 United States Bill Donovan
United States Jack Powell
Brooklyn Supurbas
St. Louis Cardinals
3
1902 United States Vic Willis Boston Beaneaters 3
1903 United States Carl Lundgren
United States Roscoe Miller
Chicago Cubs
New York Giants
3
1904 United States Joe McGinnity New York Giants 5
1905 United States Claude Elliott New York Giants 6
1906 United States George Ferguson New York Giants 7
1907 United States Joe McGinnity New York Giants 4
1908 United States Mordecai Brown
United States Christy Mathewson
United States Joe McGinnity
Chicago Cubs
New York Giants
New York Giants
5
1909 United States Mordecai Brown Chicago Cubs 7
1910 United States Mordecai Brown
United States Harry Gaspar
Chicago Cubs
Cincinnati Reds
7
1911 United States Mordecai Brown Chicago Cubs 13
1912 United States Slim Sallee St. Louis Cardinals 6
1913 United States Larry Cheney Chicago Cubs 11
1914 United States Red Ames
United States Slim Sallee
Cincinnati Reds
St. Louis Cardinals
6
1915 United States Tom Hughes Boston Braves 9
1916 United States Red Ames St. Louis Cardinals 8
1917 United States Slim Sallee New York Giants 4
1918 United States Fred Anderson
United States Wilbur Cooper
United States Joe Oeschger
United States Fred Toney
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Pirates
Philadelphia Phillies
Cincinnati/New York
3
1919 Cuba Oscar Tuero St. Louis Cardinals 4
1920 United States Bill Sherdel St. Louis Cardinals 6
1921 United States Lou North St. Louis Cardinals 7
1922 United States Claude Jonnard New York Giants 5
1923 United States Claude Jonnard New York Giants 5
1924 United States Jakie May Cincinnati Reds 6
1925 United States Guy Bush
United States Johnny Morrison
Chicago Cubs
Pittsburgh Pirates
4
1926 United States Chick Davies New York Giants 6
1927 United States Bill Sherdel St. Louis Cardinals 6
1928 United States Hal Haid
United States Bill Sherdel
St. Louis Cardinals 5
1929 United States Guy Bush
United States Johnny Morrison
Chicago Cubs
Brooklyn Robins
8
1930 United States Hi Bell St. Louis Cardinals 8
1931 Slovakia Jack Quinn Brooklyn Robins 15
1932 Slovakia Jack Quinn Brooklyn Dodgers 8
1933 United States Phil Collins Philadelphia Phillies 6
1934 United States Carl Hubbell New York Giants 8
1935 United States Dutch Leonard Brooklyn Dodgers 8
1936 United States Dizzy Dean St. Louis Cardinals 11
1937 United States Mace Brown
United States Cliff Melton
Pittsburgh Pirates
New York Giants
7
1938 United States Dick Coffman New York Giants 12
1939 United States Bob Bowman
United States Clyde Shoun
St. Louis Cardinals 9
1940 United States Joe Beggs
United States Jumbo Brown
United States Mace Brown
Cincinnati Reds
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Pirates
7
1941 United States Jumbo Brown New York Giants 8
1942 United States Hugh Casey Brooklyn Dodgers 13
1943 United States Les Webber Brooklyn Dodgers 10
1944 United States Ace Adams New York Giants 13
1945 United States Ace Adams
United States Andy Karl
New York Giants
Philadelphia Phillies
15
1946 United States Ken Raffensberger Philadelphia Phillies 6
1947 United States Hugh Casey Brooklyn Dodgers 18
1948 United States Harry Gumbert Cincinnati Reds 17
1949 United States Ted Wilks St. Louis Cardinals 9
1950 United States Jim Konstanty Philadelphia Phillies 22
1951 United States Ted Wilks St. Louis Cardinals 13
1952 United States Al Brazle St. Louis Cardinals 16
1953 United States Al Brazle St. Louis Cardinals 18
1954 United States Jim Hughes Brooklyn Dodgers 24
1955 United States Jack Meyer Philadelphia Phillies 16
1956 United States Clem Labine Brooklyn Dodgers 19
1957 United States Clem Labine Brooklyn Dodgers 17
1958 United States Roy Face Pittsburgh Pirates 20
1959 United States Lindy McDaniel
United States Don McMahon
St. Louis Cardinals
Milwaukee Braves
15
1960 United States Lindy McDaniel St. Louis Cardinals 26
1961 United States Roy Face
United States Stu Miller
Pittsburgh Pirates
San Francisco Giants
17
1962 United States Roy Face Pittsburgh Pirates 28
1963 United States Lindy McDaniel Chicago Cubs 22
1964 United States Hal Woodeshick Houston Colt .45's 23
1965 United States Ted Abernathy Chicago Cubs 31
1966 United States Phil Regan Los Angeles Dodgers 21
1967 United States Ted Abernathy Cincinnati Reds 28
1968 United States Phil Regan Los Angeles Dodgers
Chicago Cubs
25
1969 United States Fred Gladding Houston Astros 29
1970 United States Wayne Granger Cincinnati Reds 35
1971 United States Dave Giusti Pittsburgh Pirates 30
1972 United States Clay Carroll Cincinnati Reds 37
1973 United States Mike Marshall Montreal Expos 31
1974 United States Mike Marshall Los Angeles Dodgers 21
1975 United States Rawly Eastwick
United States Al Hrabosky
Cincinnati Reds
St. Louis Cardinals
22
1976 United States Rawly Eastwick Cincinnati Reds 26
1977 United States Rollie Fingers San Diego Padres 35
1978 United States Rollie Fingers San Diego Padres 37
1979 United States Bruce Sutter Chicago Cubs 37
1980 United States Bruce Sutter Chicago Cubs 28
1981 United States Bruce Sutter St. Louis Cardinals 25
1982 United States Bruce Sutter St. Louis Cardinals 36
1983 United States Lee Smith Chicago Cubs 29
1984 United States Bruce Sutter St. Louis Cardinals 45
1985 United States Jeff Reardon Montreal Expos 41
1986 United States Todd Worrell St. Louis Cardinals 36
1987 United States Steve Bedrosian Philadelphia Phillies 40
1988 United States John Franco Cincinnati Reds 39
1989 United States Mark Davis San Diego Padres 44
1990 United States John Franco New York Mets 33
1991 United States Lee Smith St. Louis Cardinals 47
1992 United States Lee Smith St. Louis Cardinals 43
1993 United States Randy Myers Chicago Cubs 53
1994 United States John Franco New York Mets 30
1995 United States Randy Myers Chicago Cubs 38
1996 United States Jeff Brantley
United States Todd Worrell
Cincinnati Reds
Los Angeles Dodgers
44
1997 United States Jeff Shaw Cincinnati Reds 42
1998 United States Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres 53
1999 Venezuela Ugueth Urbina Montreal Expos 41
2000 Dominican Republic Antonio Alfonseca Florida Marlins 45
2001 United States Robb Nen San Francisco Giants 45
2002 United States John Smoltz Atlanta Braves 55
2003 Canada Eric Gagné Los Angeles Dodgers 55
2004 Dominican Republic Armando Benitez
United States Jason Isringhausen
Florida Marlins
St. Louis Cardinals
47
2005 United States Chad Cordero Washington Nationals 47
2006 United States Trevor Hoffman San Diego Padres 46
2007 Dominican Republic Jose Valverde Arizona Diamondbacks 47
2008 Dominican Republic Jose Valverde Houston Astros 44
2009 United States Heath Bell San Diego Padres 42

American Association

Year Player Team(s) Saves
1882 United States Eddie Fusselback St. Louis Brown Stockings 1
1883 United States Bob Barr
Republic of Ireland Tony Mullane
Pittsburgh Alleghenys
St. Louis Browns
1
1884 United States Oyster Burns
United States Frank Mountain
United States Hank O'Day
Baltimore Orioles
Columbus Buckeyes
Toledo Blue Stockings
1
1885 United States Oyster Burns Baltimore Orioles 3
1886 United States Bones Ely
United States Dave Foutz
United States Nat Hudson
United States Ed Morris
United States Joe Strauss
Louisville Colonels
St. Louis Browns
St. Louis Browns
Pittsburgh Alleghenys
Louisville Colonels
1
1887 United States Adonis Terry Brooklyn Grays 3
1888 United States Pop Corkhill
United States Bob Gilks
Republic of Ireland Tony Mullane
Cincinnati Red Stockings
Cleveland Blues
Cincinnati Red Stockings
1
1889 Republic of Ireland Tony Mullane Cincinnati Red Stockings 5
1890 United States Herb Goodall Louisville Colonels 4
1891 United States Bill Daley
United States Cinders O'Brien
Boston Reds 2

Federal League

Year Player Team(s) Saves
1914 Canada Russ Ford Buffalo Buffeds 6
1915 United States Hugh Bedient Buffalo Blues 10

Player's League

Year Player Team(s) Saves
1890 United States George Hemming
United States Hank O'Day
Cleveland/Brooklyn
New York Giants
3

Union Association

Year Player Team(s) Saves
1884 United States Billy Taylor St. Louis Maroons 4

National Association

Year Player Team(s) Saves
1871 England Harry Wright Boston Red Stockings 3
1872 United States Al Spalding
England Harry Wright
Baltimore Canaries
Boston Red Stockings
1
1873 United States Al Spalding Boston Red Stockings 2
1874 England Harry Wright Boston Red Stockings 3
1875 United States Al Spalding Boston Red Stockings 8

References

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