Mariano Rivera career Saves

Mariano Rivera, considered by many to be the best closer ever, set the MLB record for career saves. Use this database to explore how he did it and watch as he adds to the record.

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  • Jacoby Ellsbury 2
  • Ben Grieve 2
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Save day of week Month Date Year opposing team Length of save H R ER BB K IR IRS Final out Note Stadium Total pitches Batters faced
6 Saturday April 5 1997 Oakland A's 1.1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 Tony Batista - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 30 5
7 Monday April 7 1997 Los Angeles Angels 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 Craig Grebeck - Anaheim Stadium 16 5
9 Saturday April 19 1997 Chicago White Sox 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Ozzie Guillen - Comiskey Park 21 5
10 Monday April 21 1997 Chicago White Sox 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 Chris Snopek - Comiskey Park 17 5
11 Saturday April 26 1997 Chicago White Sox 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 Frank Thomas - Yankee Stadium (old) 22 5
14 Friday May 2 1997 Kansas City Royals 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 David Howard - Kauffman Stadium 26 5
19 Wednesday May 14 1997 Minnesota Twins 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 Denny Hocking - Metrodome 13 5
20 Wednesday May 28 1997 Toronto Blue Jays 1.1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 Orlando Merced - SkyDome 20 5
35 Thursday July 17 1997 Chicago White Sox 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 Mike Cameron - Comiskey Park 24 5
45 Sunday August 31 1997 Montreal Expos 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 Mike Lansing - Yankee Stadium (old) 25 5
48 Tuesday September 16 1997 Boston Red Sox 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 John Valentin - Yankee Stadium (old) 16 5
61 Sunday June 14 1998 Cleveland Indians 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 Matt Luke - Yankee Stadium (old) 20 5
68 Wednesday July 1 1998 Philadelphia Phillies 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 Desi Relaford - Yankee Stadium (old) 15 5
71 Thursday July 9 1998 Tampa Bay Rays 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 Wade Boggs - Tropicana Field 19 5
72 Saturday July 11 1998 Tampa Bay Rays 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 Bob Smith - Tropicana Field 16 5
76 Thursday July 30 1998 Los Angeles Angels 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Orlando Palmeiro - Edison Field 15 5
80 Friday August 14 1998 Texas Rangers 1.1 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 Mark McLemore (Double play) Yankee Stadium (old) 18 5
84 Sunday September 20 1998 Baltimore Orioles 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 Rafael Palmeiro - Camden Yards 11 5
91 Friday May 2 1999 Kansas City Royals 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 Rey Sanchez - Kauffman Stadium 17 5
95 Thursday May 20 1999 Boston Red Sox 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Reggie Jefferson - Fenway Park 10 5
98 Friday June 4 1999 New York Mets 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 John Olerud - Yankee Stadium (old) 11 5
109 Wednesday July 21 1999 Tampa Bay Rays 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 Terrell Lowery - Yankee Stadium (old) 19 5
111 Tuesday July 27 1999 Chicago White Sox 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 Ray Durham - Comiskey Park 26 5
120 Tuesday August 24 1999 Texas Rangers 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 Ivan Rodriguez - The Ballpark at Arlington 15 5
122 Monday August 30 1999 Oakland A's 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 Matt Stairs - Yankee Stadium (old) 19 5
124 Wednesday September 8 1999 Kansas City Royals 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 Joe Randa - Kauffman Stadium 19 5
134 Friday April 14 2000 Kansas City Royals 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Mike Sweeney - Yankee Stadium (old) 26 5
139 Wednesday May 3 2000 Cleveland Indians 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 David Justice - Jacobs Field 15 5
140 Saturday May 6 2000 Baltimore Orioles 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 Greg Myers - Yankee Stadium (old) 20 5
145 Tuesday June 20 2000 Boston Red Sox 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 Trot Nixon - Fenway Park 22 5
147 Sunday July 2 2000 Tampa Bay Rays 1.1 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 Felix Martinez - Tropicana Field 18 5
152 Monday July 24 2000 Baltimore Orioles 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Delino DeShields - Camden Yards 26 5
155 Sunday August 13 2000 Los Angeles Angels 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Scott Spiezio - Edison Field 15 5
169 Friday April 27 2001 Oakland A's 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Johnny Damon - Yankee Stadium (old) 21 5
170 Saturday April 28 2001 Oakland A's 1.0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 Ramon Hernandez - Yankee Stadium (old) 17 5
173 Friday May 4 2001 Baltimore Orioles 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Mike Bordick - Camden Yards 17 5
186 Saturday June 16 2001 New York Mets 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 Mark Johnson - Shea Stadium 19 5
187 Friday June 22 2001 Tampa Bay Rays 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 Randy Winn - Tropicana Field 24 5
191 Saturday June 30 2001 Tampa Bay Rays 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 Ben Grieve - Yankee Stadium (old) 18 5
192 Wednesday July 4 2001 Baltimore Orioles 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 Fernando Lunar - Camden Yards 17 5
204 Thursday August 23 2001 Texas Rangers 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Randy Velarde - The Ballpark at Arlington 17 5
218 Saturday April 6 2002 Tampa Bay Rays 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 Toby Hall - Yankee Stadium (old) 18 5
220 Sunday April 14 2002 Boston Red Sox 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 Jason Varitek - Fenway Park 18 5
221 Tuesday April 23 2002 Oakland A's 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 Greg Myers - Oakland Coliseum 26 5
223 Sunday April 28 2002 Seattle Mariners 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 Mark McLemore - Safeco Field 19 5
228 Sunday May 19 2002 Minnesota Twins 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Brian Buchanan - Yankee Stadium (old) 16 5
235 Wednesday July 3 2002 Cleveland Indians 1.1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 Chris Magruder - Yankee Stadium (old) 14 5
248 Friday June 6 2003 Chicago Cubs 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 Hee-Seop Choi - Wrigley Field 12 5
255 Thursday June 26 2003 Tampa Bay Rays 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 Ben Grieve - Tropicana Field 17 5
258 Monday June 30 2003 Baltimore Orioles 1.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 Deivi Cruz - Camden Yards 16 5
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