On August 26 of 2002, Los Angeles Dodgers’ closer, Eric Gagne, blew a save against the Arizona Diamondbacks. On August 28 of 2002, Gagne, recorded a save against the Diamondbacks. That was his 45th save of the 2002 season, but just his first in what eventually became the Major League record for consecutive saves in a row. Gagne went on to not blow another save until July 5 of 2004...
Being a relief pitcher in Major League Baseball is one of the most volatile jobs in all of professional sports. There is no other position where the average player can go from greatest ever (Eric Gagne from 2002 through 2004) to really expensive minor leaguer (Gagne from 2005 through 2009) in such a quick time. While not everyone experiences the highs of Gagne, there are many more...
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