The 10 Best Relief Pitchers in Major League History

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The 10 Best Relief Pitchers in Major League History
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A dominant relief pitcher is often viewed as the most clutch pitcher on a team's staff. Some team's have relied on the efforts of their exceptional relievers for regular season success, and some have relied on them for postseason success.

Ever since saves became an official statistic in 1969, teams have always worked hard to develop a dominating closer.

Some teams have been lucky enough to have a consistent closer for several consecutive years, while others were left scrambling to fill the vacancy left by their former closer.

Being a good reliever means being consistent, clutch and mentally tough, and those are traits that the following men have all displayed during their fantastic Major League careers.

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