The “Quiz” was a control pitcher who rarely struck anyone out. He used a submarine delivery which features his primary weapon; the sinking fastball. Quisenberry looked to get batters out with weak grounders and it often worked. He claimed he found “a delivery in his flaw” and for years he kept batters off balance with his style. For a six-year period, there was no closer that was more effective than Dan Quisenberry and he was a constant threat to win the Cy Young Award.
Strangely, Dan Quisenberry did not make it past the first ballot for the Hall of Fame. Considering he has similar numbers and cam from the same era as Bruce Sutter (who just got in) the low vote tally is even more puzzling. After 1986, his numbers sharply dropped, and this could be the principal reason he has been omitted as went from All-Star to liability in a very quick time frame. Still, when you are the best at your position for multiple years like Dan Quisenberry you deserve better than a “one and done” for HOF enshrinement.