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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Top final outs

  • Johnny Damon 6
  • Ray Durham 6
  • Mark McLemore 6
  • B.J. Surhoff 6
  • Frank Thomas 6
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Top batters faced

  • 3 255
  • 4 174
  • 5 100
  • 6 36
  • 1 22
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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
179 Sunday May 27 2001 Cleveland Indians 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 Russell Branyan - Jacobs Field 34 6
146 Saturday June 24 2000 Chicago White Sox 1.2 2 1 1 0 2 3 2 Brook Fordyce - Comiskey Park 34 7
209 Wednesday September 5 2001 Toronto Blue Jays 1.2 3 1 1 0 2 0 0 Jose Cruz - SkyDome 30 8
432 Sunday August 12 2007 Cleveland Indians 1.1 3 1 1 0 2 2 0 Casey Blake - Jacobs Field 30 8
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
464 Sunday June 22 2008 Cincinnati Reds 1.1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 Norris Hopper - Yankee Stadium (old) 30 6
356 Sunday July 10 2005 Cleveland Indians 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Coco Crisp - Yankee Stadium (old) 29 6
582 Saturday July 16 2011 Toronto Blue Jays 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 Travis Snider - Rogers Centre 28 5
597 Monday September 5 2011 Baltimore Orioles 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 J.J. Hardy - Yankee Stadium (new) 27 6
143 Sunday June 4 2000 Atlanta Braves 2.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 Andres Galarraga - Turner Field 27 8
551 Saturday August 21 2010 Seattle Mariners 1.1 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 Jose Lopez - Yankee Stadium (new) 27 6
114 Friday August 6 1999 Seattle Mariners 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 Tom Lampkin - Safeco Field 27 6
256 Saturday June 28 2003 New York Mets 2.0 2 1 1 0 2 3 3 Tony Clark - Shea Stadium 27 7
469 Friday July 25 2008 Boston Red Sox 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 J.D. Drew - Fenway Park 26 6
129 Saturday October 2 1999 Tampa Bay Rays 1.2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 Terrell Lowery (Force out) Tropicana Field 26 6
111 Tuesday July 27 1999 Chicago White Sox 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 Ray Durham - Comiskey Park 26 5
513 Tuesday August 4 2009 Toronto Blue Jays 1.1 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 Aaron Hill - Rogers Centre 26 7
55 Wednesday May 13 1998 Texas Rangers 1.1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 Rusty Greer - Yankee Stadium (old) 26 7
532 Wednesday April 21 2010 Oakland A's 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Kevin Kouzmanoff - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum 26 5
385 Friday May 5 2006 Texas Rangers 1.1 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 Mark Teixeira - Ameriquest Field 26 8
408 Wednesday August 9 2006 Chicago White Sox 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Tadahito Iguchi (Force out) U.S. Cellular Field 26 6
14 Friday May 2 1997 Kansas City Royals 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 David Howard - Kauffman Stadium 26 5
164 Saturday September 23 2000 Detroit Tigers 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Dean Palmer - Yankee Stadium (old) 26 6
134 Friday April 14 2000 Kansas City Royals 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 Mike Sweeney - Yankee Stadium (old) 26 5
367 Thursday August 11 2005 Texas Rangers 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 Alfonso Soriano - Yankee Stadium (old) 26 5
466 Saturday July 5 2008 Boston Red Sox 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 Julio Lugo - Yankee Stadium (old) 25 7
200 Wednesday August 1 2001 Texas Rangers 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 Ivan Rodriguez - Yankee Stadium (old) 25 7
45 Sunday August 31 1997 Montreal Expos 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 Mike Lansing - Yankee Stadium (old) 25 5
558 Monday September 20 2010 Tampa Bay Rays 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 Matthew Joyce - Yankee Stadium (new) 25 6
4 Wednesday August 14 1996 Chicago White Sox 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 Ozzie Guillen - Comiskey Park 25 7
187 Friday June 22 2001 Tampa Bay Rays 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 Randy Winn - Tropicana Field 24 5
494 Thursday June 4 2009 Texas Rangers 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 David Murphy - Yankee Stadium (new) 24 5
410 Tuesday August 15 2006 Baltimore Orioles 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Chris Gomez - Yankee Stadium (old) 24 4
418 Sunday June 3 2007 Boston Red Sox 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 Mike Lowell - Fenway Park 24 4
425 Thursday July 5 2007 Minnesota Twins 1.0 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 Michael Cuddyer - Yankee Stadium (old) 24 5
242 Thursday August 15 2002 Kansas City Royals 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Mike Sweeney - Kauffman Stadium 24 4
31 Friday June 27 1997 Cleveland Indians 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 Sandy Alomar - Yankee Stadium (old) 24 4
399 Friday July 14 2006 Chicago White Sox 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 A.J. Pierzynski - Yankee Stadium (old) 23 6
276 Sunday September 7 2003 Boston Red Sox 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 Todd Walker - Yankee Stadium (old) 23 7
347 Thursday May 26 2005 Detroit Tigers 1.0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 Brandon Inge - Yankee Stadium (old) 23 4
584 Sunday July 24 2011 Oakland A's 1.1 4 1 1 0 0 2 0 Ryan Sweeney Doubled off Yankee Stadium (new) 23 7
500 Sunday June 28 2009 New York Mets 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 Alex Cora - Citi Field 23 5
482 Sunday September 28 2008 Boston Red Sox 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 Jason Bay - Fenway Park 23 5
567 Wednesday April 27 2011 Chicago White Sox 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 A.J. Pierzynski - Yankee Stadium (new) 23 3
181 Saturday June 2 2001 Cleveland Indians 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 Ellis Burks - Yankee Stadium (old) 23 6
376 Friday September 16 2005 Toronto Blue Jays 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Eric Hinske (Force out) Rogers Centre 23 4
26 Sunday June 15 1997 Florida Marlins 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Edgar Renteria - Pro Player Stadium 23 3
320 Saturday July 31 2004 Baltimore Orioles 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Jerry Hairston Jr. - Yankee Stadium (old) 22 4
11 Saturday April 26 1997 Chicago White Sox 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 Frank Thomas - Yankee Stadium (old) 22 5
546 Thursday July 8 2010 Seattle Mariners 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Josh Wilson - Safeco Field 22 3
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