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34. Joe Nathan

A Minnesota Twin for seven seasons, Joe Nathan was named an All Star for four of them.  Nathan was not a bona fide closer until he became a Twin and he would promptly rattle off six consecutive seasons where he Saved 35 Games.  Nathan was so impressive that he had two campaigns where he finished in the top five in Cy Young voting.  As of this writing, Nathan is still in the top ten all-time in Saves, 260 of which he accumulated in Minnesota.  More notably to us, he had a very impressive WHIP of 0.956 as a Twin.

Joe Nathan

Joe Nathan was one of the more successful closers in the American League throughout the 2000’s a role he embraced after four undistinguished years for the San Francisco Giants.

Baseball Hall of Fame: Ballot Forecast 2021 to 2025

In a tumultuous year that was not normal for anything and everything including baseball, one thing that might be back to normal is voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame. Granted, the 2021 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot has 14 returning candidates, with just about every one of them owning cases for induction that range from borderline to compelling.

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