Gagne a true convert

Not all saves are created equally.That's why Eric Gagne's streak is both better and worse than you might think.

Originally Published: July 1, 2004
By Rob Neyer | ESPN Insider
How impressive are Eric Gagne's 83 straight saves? Tom Gordon converted 54 straight save opportunities, from April 19, 1998 through May 31, 1999. Gagne broke Gordon's record last Sept. 2, and since then he's set a new record 28 times.

That speaks for itself.

But let's dig a little deeper. Saves aside, how well has Gagne pitched during the streak? Below are the pitchers with the five longest streaks, and their numbers from only the saves: