By JERRY TAPP
The Milwaukee Brewers in 2018 had three relief pitchers with 12 or more saves: Corey Knebel (16), Jeremy Jeffress (15) and Josh Hader (12).
The 2018 Houston Astros also had three relievers with 12 or more saves, the second time they have achieved this milestone in the last three seasons.
The Brewers and Astros became the sixth and seventh teams in MLB history to have three relief pitchers with 12 or more saves in the same season. Here is a look at those seven teams.
1992 White Sox (Hernandez, Radinsky, Thigpen)
2000 Braves (Ligtenberg, Remlinger, Rocker)
2005 Diamondbacks (Bruney, Lyon, Valverde)
2015 Mariners (Rodney, Smith, Wilhelmsen)
2016 Astros (Giles, Gregerson, Harris)
2018 Astros (Giles, Osuna, Rondon)
2018 Brewers (Knebel, Jeffress, Hader)
For the Brewers, it was the eighth time in their history that they had two or more relievers finish the season with 12 or more saves in the same season. Following are those eight seasons.
1972: Frank Linzy (12), Ken Sanders (17)
1986: Mark Clear (16), Dan Plesac (14)
1987: Dan Plesac (23), Chuck Crim (12)
1998: Bob Wickman (25), Doug Jones (12)
2000: Bob Wickman (16), Curtis Leskanic (12)
2003: Mike DeJean (18), Dan Kolb (21)
2006: Derrick Turnbow (24), Francisco Cordero (16)
2016: Jeremy Jeffress (27), Tyler Thornburg (13)
2018: Corey Knebel (16), Jeremy Jeffress (15), Josh Hader (12)
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