Baseball's ace relief pitchers
Brief biographies of eight relief pitchers who have often turned defeat into victory: Rollie Fingers, Tug McGraw, Bruce Sutter, Sparky Lyle, Goose Gossage, Kent Tekulve, Greg Minton, and Dan Quisenberry.
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1978 World Series 37 saves ace reliever All-Star team allowed American League Angeles Dodgers Baltimore Baseball Club batters Bruce Sutter bullpen ace called Chicago White Sox coach College in California Cubs Cy Young Award fans final game free agent frustrating games and saved Goose Gossage Greg Greg's Hank high school hit the ball hitters home run Junior College Kansas City Royals Kansas City won Kent Tekulve late late-inning Lavelle League's looked Louis Cardinals major league record Mets Milwaukee Brewers minor mound moustache National League sluggers Oakland opponent Orioles overhand Padres pennant performance Philadelphia Phillies pitched poorly plate play play-offs rally Red Sox relief pitcher right-hander Rollie Fingers run per nine San Diego San Francisco Giants saved 31 scouts screwball seven games showed sidearm signed Sparky Lyle split-fingered fastball Sporting star starter starting pitcher throw tire traded tried Tug McGraw underhand Valuable Player watching win the game York Yankees