Usually if you're the finishing pitcher in enough games you stumble into a save one way or another. Whether the pitchers below were simply mop-up relievers on bad teams or just unlucky enough not to enter any games in a save situation all they got for their trouble was a steadily increasing number in the obscure GF column of their season stats lines.
|Ed Vande Berg||1986||29|
The 2007 leaders were Brian Stokes of the Tampa Bay Devil Rays and Chris Spurling of the Milwaukee Brewers with 21 each. That might well be the only time either pitcher is atop a major league leaderboard in his career.