Who is the Best Closer in Baseball History

Steven ResnickSenior Writer IMay 26, 2009

Who is the Best Closer in Baseball History

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    NEW YORK - APRIL 03:  Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Chicago Cubs at Yankee Stadium on April 3, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Today's exhibition game is the first game to be played in the new Yankee Stadium.

Mariano Rivera

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    NEW YORK - MAY 17:  Mariano Rivera #42 of the New York Yankees pitches against the Minnesota Twins on May 17, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Trevor Hoffman

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    SAN DIEGO - MAY 01:  Trevor Hoffman #51 of the San Diego Padres comes out for the save in the ninth inning against the Washington Nationals on May 1, 2007 at Petco Park in San Diego, California. The Padres defeated the Nationals 3-0.  (Photo by Donald Mir

Dennis Eckersley

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    20 Jun 1995:  Pitcher Dennis Eckersley of the Oakland Athletics winds up to pitch against the Minnesota Twins at Oakland Alameda Stadium in Oakland, California.  The A's defeated the Twins 5-2.  Mandatory Credit:  Otto Greule/Allsport

Winner: Dennis Eckersley

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    1990:  Pitcher Dennis Eckersley of the Oakland Athletics prepares to throw the ball. Mandatory Credit: Otto Greule  /Allsport
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