One mean streak

How incredible was Eric Gagne during his streak? For starters, he totaled more saves (84) than hits allowed (71).

Originally Published: July 6, 2004
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Any time a guy blows a save for the first time in 23 months, we're required by law to fire off an emergency Eric Gagne edition of our Useless Information Department. So here goes:

Useless Gagne-Vs.-Everyone-Else Info In that 23-month period in which Gagne was blowing no saves, all those other, slightly more human, relievers combined to blow 969 saves. In fact, there were 28 blown saves just against the Dodgers during the streak.

The five closers with the next-most saves during ...

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