Craig Kimbrel (Philadelphia Phillies) has reached the 400-save milestone in his career.
Kimbrel pitched a scoreless first inning to preserve a 6-4 victory over the visiting Atlanta Braves of Major League Baseball (MLB) on Sunday (July 27) at Truiste Park in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
With the save,메이저사이트 Kimbrel reached 400 saves in his 14th season. Kimbrel becomes the eighth major leaguer to reach the 400-save plateau, joining Mariano Rivera (652 saves) and Trevor Hoffman (601 saves).
Kimbrel is known for his “eagle autograph form. His trademark autograph signing pose involves spreading his arms from side to side like an eagle while exchanging autographs with a catcher.
He was as good as he was unique. Kimbrel, who set a franchise record with 186 saves with Atlanta from his debut in 2010 through 2014, went on to play for seven different teams, including the San Diego Padres and Boston Red Sox, before reaching the 400-save mark.
The 400th save came in just 730 career games. Kimbrel is on pace to become the third-best closer in baseball history, behind Rivera (697 games) and Hoffman (706).