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  • 11:22 AM ET  09.09
Los Angeles Angels closer Francisco Rodriguez is closing in on Bobby Thigpen's single-season saves record of 57 set in 1990 with the Chicago White Sox, but K-Rod's march on history has garnered far less attention than other recent record-chases. Certainly the save lacks the impact of a home run, or the easily understood meaning of base hits, both of which have seen long-standing records fall in recent years. But there is no denying that K-Rod's acheivement will be historic and could last in the record books even longer than Thigpen's mark did. So tell us: is this an impressive record at all? Where does the saves record rank among baseball's most hallowed single-season records? Will K-Rod's record outlast Thigpen's?

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