These guys took relief pitching to the extreme

From Roy Face's amazing 18-1 season in relief to Mike Marshall's 208 innings as a reliever, Jim Baker looks at some unique reliever records.

Updated: August 6, 2008, 2:57 PM ET
By Jim Baker | Special to Page 2

Mariano Rivera has an ERA better than 2.00 again. Joakim Soria of the Royals is blowing hitters away. Joe Nathan and Jonathan Papelbon have been lights-out.

Boring. We've seen all that before.

Here are some unique relief seasons -- marks held by the relievers who pushed the envelope in terms of usage and results, both for the better and for worse.

Most appearances 106: Mike Marshall, 1974 Dodgers 94: Salomon Torres, 2006 Pirates 94: Kent Tekulve, 1979 Pirates 92: Mike ...

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