Baseball List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers

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List of the most famous relief pitchers, with pictures of the players when available. This list of greatest relief pitchers is listed by popularity, so the most recognizable relief pitchers are at the top of the list. People often debate over who the best relief pitcher of all time is, so use this list to see who you might want to put in the running for that title. The historic relief pitchers below may be currently active, while others have long retired from the game. Some of these players may be utility players, meaning they didn't always play relief pitcher during their time in the MLB.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best relief pitchers of all time?" and "Who are the greatest MLB relief pitchers?"

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Mariano Rivera is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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R. A. Dickey is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher, Pitcher

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John Franco is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Trevor Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Billy Wagner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Tug McGraw is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Lee Smith is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Craig Kimbrel is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Chris Sale is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Pitcher

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Adam Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Starting pitcher

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Dan Quisenberry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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John Wetteland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Aroldis Chapman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Joe Nathan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Setup pitcher, Pitcher

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Troy Percival is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Heath Bell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Jeff Reardon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Brian Wilson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher

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Éric Gagné is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Randy Myers is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Sparky Lyle is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Dave Righetti is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Rafael Soriano is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Tom Henke is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Pitcher

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Kerry Wood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list List of Famous Baseball Relief Pitchers
Relief pitcher, Pitcher