Thursday, August 28, 2014
Los Angeles Dodgers' Eric Gagne Sets MLB Consecutive Save Record
On Aug. 28, 2003, Los Angeles Dodgers closer Eric Gagne sets a record with his 44th consecutive save of the 2003 season and his 52nd in a row dating back to the 2002 season.
Gagne would end the 2003 season with 55 saves in 67 appearances, both league leading earning him the NL Cy Young Award.
Gagne's streak would continue into the midst of the 2004 season and eventually earn 84 consecutive saves. Which is still more consecutive saves than that of any other closer in MLB history.
Gagne would finish his 10-year career with 187 saves, almost half of those were earned during his streak which last over three consecutive seasons.
Over the course of his career Gagne racked up 33 wins and 26 losses, with a 3.47 ERA over 643.2 innings in 402 games. He compiled an amazing 718 strikeouts compared to just 226 walks and only 13 intentional walks.
Gagne last played in 2008 for the Milwaukee Brewers where he sported a 5.44 ERA in 50 games with 10 saves.
Check out the video below of Gagne's record setting 84th consecutive save: