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MARIANO RIVERA, 652 saves 19 seasons, 1995-present Since
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MARIANO RIVERA, 652 saves
19 seasons, 1995-present
Since taking over the closer’s role for the Yankees in 1997, Rivera has saved 30 or more games in every season but two (2002, 2012). What’s even more impressive is Rivera’s career saves figures do not factor in his astonishing MLB-record 42 saves in the postseason, 11 of which came in the World Series. Add to that a postseason ERA of 0.70 and Rivera can be justifiably called the greatest playoff closer of all-time — and arguably the greatest closer, period. |(Credit: John Dunn)

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Top 20 all-time saves leaders

After 17 extraordinary seasons in baseball, Mariano Rivera stands alone as the all-time leader in saves. Here is a look at the top 20 players on baseball's career saves list.