The 1984 Topps ‘1983 Highlights’ 6-Card Subset – Card #3
Headline – ‘Quisenberry Sets Record With 39th Save Of Season’
Text on the back – Anaheim, California, September 13, 1983: Royals’ reliever Dan Quisenberry tonight set a major league record by recording his 39th save of the season. The former mark of 38 saves was established by John Hiller of Detroit in 1973. Dan entered tonight’s game with one out in the 9th inning. He retired the two batters he faced to preserve Royals’ 4-3 verdict ve. California Angels.
25 years later – 38 saves is a nice number, but the new threshold for greatness is 50. So far 50 or more has been accomplished 11 times.