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

  • Frank Thomas 3
  • Melvin Mora 2
  • Desi Relaford 2
  • Alex Rios 2
  • Vernon Wells 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
16 Thursday May 8 1997 Texas Rangers 1.2 4 1 1 1 3 2 1 Juan Gonzalez - Yankee Stadium (old) 43 10
163 Wednesday September 13 2000 Toronto Blue Jays 1.2 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 Alex Gonzalez - Yankee Stadium (old) 38 9
225 Thursday May 9 2002 Tampa Bay Rays 1.1 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 Jared Sandberg - Tropicana Field 31 7
432 Sunday August 12 2007 Cleveland Indians 1.1 3 1 1 0 2 2 0 Casey Blake - Jacobs Field 30 8
82 Tuesday September 8 1998 Boston Red Sox 1.2 2 1 1 2 2 2 0 Darren Bragg - Fenway Park 30 9
551 Saturday August 21 2010 Seattle Mariners 1.1 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 Jose Lopez - Yankee Stadium (new) 27 6
469 Friday July 25 2008 Boston Red Sox 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 J.D. Drew - Fenway Park 26 6
102 Friday June 18 1999 Los Angeles Angels 1.1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 Troy Glaus - Yankee Stadium (old) 26 6
513 Tuesday August 4 2009 Toronto Blue Jays 1.1 3 0 0 0 0 2 2 Aaron Hill - Rogers Centre 26 7
375 Thursday September 15 2005 Tampa Bay Rays 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 Carl Crawford - Tropicana Field 24 5
187 Friday June 22 2001 Tampa Bay Rays 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 Randy Winn - Tropicana Field 24 5
276 Sunday September 7 2003 Boston Red Sox 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 Todd Walker - Yankee Stadium (old) 23 7
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
181 Saturday June 2 2001 Cleveland Indians 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 Ellis Burks - Yankee Stadium (old) 23 6
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
11 Saturday April 26 1997 Chicago White Sox 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 Frank Thomas - Yankee Stadium (old) 22 5
388 Tuesday May 23 2006 Boston Red Sox 1.2 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 Dustan Mohr - Fenway Park 21 7
429 Wednesday July 18 2007 Toronto Blue Jays 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 Frank Thomas - Yankee Stadium (old) 21 5
350 Saturday June 11 2005 St. Louis Cardinals 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 Mark Grudzielanek - Busch Stadium 20 4
512 Sunday August 2 2009 Chicago White Sox 1.1 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 Gordon Beckham - U.S. Cellular Field 20 6
498 Wednesday June 24 2009 Atlanta Braves 1.1 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 Yunel Escobar - Turner Field 19 4
124 Wednesday September 8 1999 Kansas City Royals 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 Joe Randa - Kauffman Stadium 19 5
577 Monday June 20 2011 Cincinnati Reds 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 Edgar Renteria - Great American Ball Park 19 4
439 Wednesday September 12 2007 Toronto Blue Jays 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 Russ Adams - Rogers Centre 19 5
424 Friday June 29 2007 Oakland A's 1.1 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 Bobby Crosby - Yankee Stadium (old) 18 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
220 Sunday April 14 2002 Boston Red Sox 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 Jason Varitek - Fenway Park 18 5
259 Friday July 11 2003 Toronto Blue Jays 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 Vernon Wells - SkyDome 18 5
41 Sunday August 10 1997 Minnesota Twins 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 Rich Becker - Metrodome 18 3
449 Wednesday April 23 2008 Chicago White Sox 1.2 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 Joe Crede - U.S. Cellular Field 17 5
128 Friday October 1 1999 Tampa Bay Rays 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 Paul Sorrento - Tropicana Field 17 4
270 Wednesday August 20 2003 Kansas City Royals 0.2 4 1 1 0 1 2 2 Desi Relaford - Yankee Stadium (old) 17 5
192 Wednesday July 4 2001 Baltimore Orioles 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 Fernando Lunar - Camden Yards 17 5
475 Friday August 29 2008 Toronto Blue Jays 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 Vernon Wells - Yankee Stadium (old) 17 6
296 Thursday May 13 2004 Los Angeles Angels 0.2 1 0 0 1 2 2 1 Shane Halter - Yankee Stadium (old) 16 4
260 Saturday July 19 2003 Cleveland Indians 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 Victor Martinez - Yankee Stadium (old) 16 4
361 Sunday July 24 2005 Los Angeles Angels 1.2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 Adam Kennedy - Angel Stadium of Anaheim 15 4
68 Wednesday July 1 1998 Philadelphia Phillies 1.2 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 Desi Relaford - Yankee Stadium (old) 15 5
290 Thursday April 29 2004 Oakland A's 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 Mark Kotsay - Yankee Stadium (old) 14 4
67 Friday June 26 1998 New York Mets 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 Edgardo Alfonzo - Shea Stadium 14 3
511 Sunday July 26 2009 Oakland A's 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 Scott Hairston - Yankee Stadium (new) 13 4
417 Wednesday May 30 2007 Toronto Blue Jays 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 Frank Thomas - Rogers Centre 13 4
313 Thursday July 8 2004 Tampa Bay Rays 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 Rey Sanchez - Yankee Stadium (old) 13 4
476 Saturday September 6 2008 Seattle Mariners 1.1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 Miguel Cairo - Safeco Field 13 4
407 Sunday August 6 2006 Baltimore Orioles 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 Melvin Mora - Camden Yards 13 4
328 Saturday August 28 2004 Toronto Blue Jays 1.1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 Alex Rios - SkyDome 12 4
217 Thursday April 4 2002 Baltimore Orioles 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 2 1 Mike Bordick - Camden Yards 11 3
34 Saturday July 12 1997 Detroit Tigers 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 Raul Casanova - Yankee Stadium (old) 11 2
589 Thursday August 11 2011 Los Angeles Angels 0.2 1 1 1 0 0 2 2 Alberto Callaspo - Yankee Stadium (new) 10 3
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