Among baseball statistics, the save is relatively new. It was created by sportswriter Jerome Holtzman in 1959 and officially adopted by MLB in 1969. The Mets have had their share of the top closers in the game. Nine of the top 26 players on the all-time saves list played for the Mets at some point [...]
Here's what happened on this day in New York Mets history: 1998: Baltimore's ageless wonder Jesse Orosco pitches in his 1,000th career game. 1999: New York Mets traded Terrence Long and Leoner Vasquez to the Oakland Athletics for Kenny Rogers.