CHANGING ROLE

A sampling of games and innings pitched for Twins closers through the years:

1963: Bill Dailey 66 games, 108 2/3 innings pitched

1965: Al Worthington 62 G, 80 1/3 IP

1969: Ron Perranoski 75 G, 119 2/3 IP

1976: Bill Campbell 78 G, 167 2/3 IP

1979: Mike Marshall 90 G, 142 2/3 IP

1984: Ron Davis 64 G, 83 IP

1987: Jeff Reardon 63 G, 80 1/3 IP

1991: Rick Aguilera 63 G, 69 IP

2002: Eddie Guardado 68 G, 67 2/3 IP

2004: Joe Nathan 73 G, 72 1/3 IP

2008: Joe Nathan 68 G, 67 2/3 IP