On This Day In Baseball History: July 5, 2004

Eric Gagne

 

Arizona Diamondback third baseman Chad Tracy ends Eric Gagne‘s record of consecutive saves at 84 with a 9th-inning run scoring single off an 0-2 change-up. Gagne’s new record is exactly 30 more than the second most of 54 held by Tom Gordon. Gagne’s streak started on August 28, 2002. During the streak Gagne pitched 132 1/3 innings, allowing only 71 hits, 20 earned runs, 34 walks, while striking out 207 batters with an ERA of 1.36. He was an All-Star in all three years the streak spanned and won the CY Young in 2003 as well as finishing 4th (2002) and 7th (2004).

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