Happy Reds birthday, Wayne Granger!


March 15, 1944

Three different Reds led the National League in saves in the 1970s: Wayne Granger (35 in 1970), Clay Carroll (37 in 1972), and Rawly Eastwick (22 in 1975, which was a tie with St. Louis’ Al Hrabosky, and 26 in 1976). Three years prior to Granger’s late-inning dominance, the Reds’ Ted Abernathy was at the top with 28. Granger finished 8th in Cy Young voting in 1970; he was bested by four future Hall of Famers (Bob Gibson, Gaylord Perry, Fergie Jenkins, Tom Seaver), two teammates (Jim Merritt, Gary Nolan), and Pittsburgh’s Dave Giusti.


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