Moving Right Along

Tuesday, June 30 2009 @ 05:57 AM EDT

Contributed by: Magpie

It's always depressing when they can't even win when Doc is on the hill. Let's change the subject.

UPDATE! BREAKING NEWS! Eric Hinske traded to the Yankees!

Say it ain't so, Dude.

Mariano Rivera's 500th save occasioned a post on the subject, a bit of discussion, and prompted me to engage on a sudden research project. And I think I'll share a trivial little question with one and all.

As everyone knows, Trevor Hoffman and Mariano Rivera are the only men in history to save 500 games. The vast majority of those saves, however (and I know exactly how many!) required that they record three outs or fewer.

If you eliminate all of those saves - all the 1.0 IP or less saves - who has the most saves in major league history?