Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award


Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award

In Major League Baseball, the Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award, first awarded in by|1976, is a distinction given to the top relief pitcher in each league at the end of each season. Unlike other honors such as the Cy Young Award or Most Valuable Player Award, the Relief Man of the Year award is based objectively on statistical performance, rather than subjective opinion.

A reliever is given 2 points for a win, 3 points for a save and -2 points for a loss. Beginning in by|1987, the statistic of a blown save has counted as -2 points. In by|2000, Rolaids began awarding 4 points for a so-called "tough save" when a reliever enters a game with the tying run already on base and gets the save. The reliever with the highest score at the end of the season is given the award.

Dan Quisenberry has won the most awards with 5. Rollie Fingers, Bruce Sutter and Mariano Rivera have all won 4.

As indicated by its name, the award is sponsored by Rolaids, whose slogan is "R-O-L-A-I-D-S spells relief." Because the first closers were nicknamed "firemen," a reference to "putting out the fire" of another team's rally, the trophy is a gold-plated firefighter's helmet.__NOTOC__

List of Rolaids Relief Men of the Year

American League (1976-present)

National League (1976-present)

External links

* [http://www.rolaidsreliefman.com Official Rolaids Relief Man Award Site]
* [http://www.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/news/mlb_news.jsp?ymd=20020515&content_id=25864&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp History of the award from MLB.com]
* [http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/stats/rolaids Rolaids Relief Award Standings from ESPN]


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award — Releveur de l année Le Releveur de l année (en anglais : Rolaids Relief Man of the Year Award) est un prix de la Ligue majeure de baseball, récompensant chaque année le meilleur lanceur de relève dans la Ligue nationale et la Ligue… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Man of the Year — A Man of the Year award usually refers to a person nominated as the most influential or meritous in a business, organisation, a specific form of human endeavour, or amongst humanity at large. The name of the award may be gender specific or gender …   Wikipedia

  • The Sporting News Pitcher of the Year Award — Before there was a Cy Young Award, there was the Pitcher of the Year Award, established by The Sporting News in 1944, though no awards were given in 1946 or 1947. The award is given annually to the pitcher in each league judged by TSN baseball… …   Wikipedia

  • Rolaids Relief Man Award — Mariano Rivera won the AL Relief Man Award in 1999, 2001, 2004, 2005, and 2009. The Rolaids Relief Man Award is an annual Major League Baseball (MLB) award given since the 1976 MLB season to the top relief pitchers of the regular season, one in… …   Wikipedia

  • Major League Baseball Comeback Player of the Year Award — The Major League Baseball Comeback Player of the Year Award is presented by Major League Baseball (MLB) to the player who is judged to have re emerged on the baseball field during a given season. [1] The award was developed in 2005, as part of a… …   Wikipedia

  • Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award — Rookie of the Year Award Jackie Robinson, the inaugural winner in 1947 and eventual namesake of the award Awarded for Major League Baseball s best …   Wikipedia

  • Manager of the Year Award — This article is about the award presented by the Baseball Writers Association of America. For the award presented by The Sporting News, see The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award. For English football managerial awards, see FA Premier League …   Wikipedia

  • Major League Baseball Player of the Week Award — The Player of the Week award is a Major League Baseball award named by each of the American and National Leagues each week of the regular season. It is presented by Bank of America and began in 2003. Contents 1 2008 2 2009 3 2010 …   Wikipedia

  • Major League Baseball Player of the Month Award — Player of the Month redirects here. The National Basketball Association also has a Player of the Month award. The Player of the Month Award is a Major League Baseball award named by each league every month of the regular season. The National… …   Wikipedia

  • Rolaids — is a brand of antacid produced by McNeil Consumer Healthcare, a subsidiary of Johnson Johnson. The brand was acquired from Pfizer Consumer Healthcare as part of a merger in 2006. It was invented by American chemist Irvine W. Grote in the late… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.