Mariano Rivera of the New York Yankees is undoubtedly the greatest closer of all time. No one is even close to him. He has 42 saves in the post season and the person next to him has 18. He has had 109 strike outs. His ERA is .71 and that is unbelievable.
The record is 601 held by Trevor Hoffman and we expect him to break it in his next outing and then go on and set his own record. Mariano Rivera is simply the best closer of all time and the best closer in major league baseball right now. He deserves all the accolades and praises and tributes he gets. Almost every night he goes out and gives a command performance. The road to 600 started on May 17, 1996 against the Angels. Congratulations Mariano Rivera! Two post season home runs is all he has given up. Wow!