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
5 Friday August 23 1996 Oakland A's 2.1 2 0 0 1 5 1 0 Mark McGwire - Yankee Stadium (old) 60 10
137 Monday May 1 2000 Cleveland Indians 1.2 2 0 0 2 1 1 0 Alex Ramirez (Force out) Jacobs Field 40 8
273 Saturday August 30 2003 Boston Red Sox 1.1 2 0 0 2 1 3 3 Jason Varitek - Fenway Park 39 8
373 Sunday September 11 2005 Boston Red Sox 1.1 1 0 0 2 1 1 0 John Olerud - Yankee Stadium (old) 37 7
179 Sunday May 27 2001 Cleveland Indians 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 Russell Branyan - Jacobs Field 34 6
443 Wednesday September 19 2007 Baltimore Orioles 1.0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 Scott Moore - Yankee Stadium (old) 34 6
225 Thursday May 9 2002 Tampa Bay Rays 1.1 2 0 0 1 1 2 1 Jared Sandberg - Tropicana Field 31 7
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
595 Thursday September 1 2011 Boston Red Sox 1.0 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 Adrian Gonzalez - Fenway Park 28 6
582 Saturday July 16 2011 Toronto Blue Jays 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 Travis Snider - Rogers Centre 28 5
114 Friday August 6 1999 Seattle Mariners 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 Tom Lampkin - Safeco Field 27 6
143 Sunday June 4 2000 Atlanta Braves 2.0 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 Andres Galarraga - Turner Field 27 8
164 Saturday September 23 2000 Detroit Tigers 2.0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 Dean Palmer - Yankee Stadium (old) 26 6
152 Monday July 24 2000 Baltimore Orioles 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 Delino DeShields - Camden Yards 26 5
538 Thursday June 3 2010 Baltimore Orioles 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 Adam Jones - Yankee Stadium (new) 26 5
55 Wednesday May 13 1998 Texas Rangers 1.1 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 Rusty Greer - Yankee Stadium (old) 26 7
522 Monday September 14 2009 Los Angeles Angels 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 Maicer Izturis - Yankee Stadium (new) 26 4
111 Tuesday July 27 1999 Chicago White Sox 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 Ray Durham - Comiskey Park 26 5
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
102 Friday June 18 1999 Los Angeles Angels 1.1 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 Troy Glaus - Yankee Stadium (old) 26 6
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
400 Sunday July 16 2006 Chicago White Sox 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 Jermaine Dye - Yankee Stadium (old) 26 6
367 Thursday August 11 2005 Texas Rangers 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 Alfonso Soriano - Yankee Stadium (old) 26 5
385 Friday May 5 2006 Texas Rangers 1.1 3 0 0 0 0 3 3 Mark Teixeira - Ameriquest Field 26 8
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
14 Friday May 2 1997 Kansas City Royals 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 David Howard - Kauffman Stadium 26 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
221 Tuesday April 23 2002 Oakland A's 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 Greg Myers - Oakland Coliseum 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
469 Friday July 25 2008 Boston Red Sox 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 2 0 J.D. Drew - Fenway Park 26 6
58 Tuesday May 26 1998 Chicago White Sox 1.2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 Maggilo Ordonez - Comiskey Park 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
138 Tuesday May 2 2000 Cleveland Indians 1.0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 Enrique Wilson - Jacobs Field 25 6
45 Sunday August 31 1997 Montreal Expos 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 Mike Lansing - Yankee Stadium (old) 25 5
4 Wednesday August 14 1996 Chicago White Sox 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 Ozzie Guillen - Comiskey Park 25 7
242 Thursday August 15 2002 Kansas City Royals 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 Mike Sweeney - Kauffman Stadium 24 4
375 Thursday September 15 2005 Tampa Bay Rays 1.1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 Carl Crawford - Tropicana Field 24 5
35 Thursday July 17 1997 Chicago White Sox 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 Mike Cameron - Comiskey Park 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
187 Friday June 22 2001 Tampa Bay Rays 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 Randy Winn - Tropicana Field 24 5
514 Sunday August 9 2009 Boston Red Sox 1.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 Jacoby Ellsbury - Yankee Stadium (new) 23 5
500 Sunday June 28 2009 New York Mets 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 Alex Cora - Citi Field 23 5
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
276 Sunday September 7 2003 Boston Red Sox 1.2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 Todd Walker - Yankee Stadium (old) 23 7
26 Sunday June 15 1997 Florida Marlins 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 Edgar Renteria - Pro Player Stadium 23 3
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
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