Eric Gagne holds the most consecutive save with 84 from 2002- 2004 with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Heck of a stat to hold the record of.
John Franco holds the record for career saves as a New York Met with 276.
Eric Gagne of the 2003 Los Angeles Dodgers with 55 consecutive saves. He went the entire 2003 season without blowing a save .... he had 55 save opportunities and converted every one of them.
The MLB record for saves in a season is 62 by Francisco Rodriguez of the Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim in 2008.
Kent Tekulve Mike Williams holds the Pirates team record for saves with 46 in 2002. Elroy Face holds the Pirates career save record with 188. Tekulve had 158 saves during his career with the Pirates.
Through the 2008 season, that is Dan Plesac with 133 saves in his career as a Brewer.
Through the 2008 season, that is Trevor Hoffman with 554.
Brad Lidge currently has 51 consecutive saves (end of 07 - present). He is 33 saves short of the record of 84.
As of July 25, 2010, Mariano Rivera holds the New York Yankees record for most saves with 546. He is ranked #2 on the all-time list behind Trevor Hoffman.
On the last day of the 2010 season, Giants closer Brian Wilson tied the late Rod Beck's team record of 48 saves. Wilson was the 2010 major-league leader in saves.
Through the 2007 season, Trevor Hoffman of the San Diego Padres is the MLB all time saves leader with 524.
Eric Gagne - 84 consecutive saves
Rafael Soriano with 45 saves for the 2010 Rays.
Through 2010, Mariano Rivera holds the record for most career postseason saves with 42.
Bobby Thigpen with 201 from 1986-1993.
In MLB, it is 84 consecutive save opportunities converted by Eric Gagne of the Los Angeles Dodgers between August 28, 2002 and July 3, 2004.
Armando Benitez holds the record for most saves in a singles season by a New York Met with 41, in 2001.
Through the 2008 season, that is Ken Sanders of the 1971 Brewers who pitched in 83 games. He led the American League in saves that year with 31.
I couldn't find a rookie Marlins that played for the Phillies that has the record for most saves as a rookie. However, Dontrelle Willis in his rookie season had 14 wins, a Marlins team record for a rookie. He is currently on the Phillies.
A save is where the team who is leading brings out a pitcher to close a game. Usually the team calls out the closer who specializes in saves, but sometimes the team puts out a different reliever to rest the closer. Saves consist of mainly 1-3 run leads sometimes even 4. The new pitcher usually comes in the ninth inning to close out the game and give the team a win, but the closer may have to come in the eighth inning with two outs, this is called a four out save. If the pitcher blows the lead it is called a blown save. The pitcher can still get the win though. They record the closers record of saves, for example the pitcher could have a 43/46 record. This means the pitcher saved 43 games out of 46.