All-time winners

Relief Man Award

From 1976-2012, the top relievers in each league were honored with the Relief Man Award. After a one-year hiatus, the awards were replaced with the Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman Awards in 2014.

Year Player Team Position
2006 Francisco Rodriguez LA Angels RP
2005 Mariano Rivera NY Yankees RP
2004 Mariano Rivera NY Yankees RP
2003 Keith Foulke Oakland RP
2002 Billy Koch Oakland RP
2001 Mariano Rivera NY Yankees RP
2000 Todd Jones Detroit RP
1999 Mariano Rivera NY Yankees RP
1998 Tom Gordon Boston RP
1997 Randy Myers Baltimore RP
1996 John Wetteland NY Yankees RP
1995 Jose Mesa Cleveland RP
1994 Lee Smith Baltimore RP
1993 Jeff Montgomery Kansas City RP
1992 Dennis Eckersley Oakland RP
1991 Bryan Harvey California RP
1990 Bobby Thigpen Chi White Sox RP
1989 Jeff Russell Texas RP
1988 Dennis Eckersley Oakland RP
1987 Dave Righetti NY Yankees RP
1986 Dave Righetti NY Yankees RP
1985 Dan Quisenberry Kansas City RP
1984 Dan Quisenberry Kansas City RP
1983 Dan Quisenberry Kansas City RP
1982 Dan Quisenberry Kansas City RP
1981 Rollie Fingers Milwaukee RP
1980 Dan Quisenberry Kansas City RP
1979 Jim Kern Texas RP
1978 Rich Gossage NY Yankees RP
1977 Bill Campbell Boston RP
1976 Bill Campbell Minnesota RP