Save the save!

A plan to restore reason to one of baseball's most wayward statistics.

Originally Published: June 15, 2012
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

With apologies to Franklin P. Adams -- and the late great baseball writer/historian Jerome Holtzman -- these are the saddest of all possible words:

Credit a pitcher with a save when he meets all three of the following conditions:

(1) He is the finishing pitcher in a game won by his club; and

(2) He is not the winning pitcher; and

(3) He qualifies under one of the following conditions:

(a) He enters the game with a lead of no ...

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